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English Language, Literature and Drama

Across the curriculum, we provide our pupils with the opportunity to experience a wealth of Literature, which hones their ability to infer meaning and develops their understanding of social and historical context. Within English Language, we explore texts relating to the everyday world, encouraging our pupils to decode meaning and offer ample opportunity for students to write creatively. Students are also able to enhance their vital life skills through regular Speaking & Listening tasks, which are tailored to ‘real word’ scenarios. As well as Key Stage 3 students receiving expert Drama training, Drama opportunities are also embedded within our English schemes of learning to foster team work, collaboration and negotiation skills. Ultimately, we strive for the best in everyone.

Years 7 and 8

All of our Schemes of Learning are designed to develop crucial GCSE skills and provide clear progression routes to prepare students for Key Stage 4 assessments and further education opportunities. We assess students regularly to ensure swift intervention and to provide staff with opportunities to track, and praise, progress.

Click here to view the topics our students will cover throughout Years 7-11


Years 9, 10 and 11

All pupils study AQA GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature and leave Salford City Academy with two GCSEs.

In addition, options are available for uptake in Drama and Performing Arts. These options are selected in Year 9 for study in Years 10 and 11


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