English is a central subject, the ability to read, write and understand texts aids students in accessing almost every other subject within the curriculum. In English at Roselyn House School, we aim to inspire students to value the pleasure that can be found in reading and writing, whilst supporting and enabling our students in the development of functional literacy and the communication skills required for the next step in our students lives.
Our aim is for every students to gain qualifications within their capability. Students work towards AQA qualifications including Entry Level, Functional Skills and GCSE.
At Entry Level students are encouraged to develop the skills they need to read and understand a range of texts as well as to write clearly, coherently and accurately using a range of vocabulary and sentence structures. Paving a clear progression towards GCSE.
At GCSE students of all abilities are supported to develop the skills they need to read, understand and analyse a wide range of different texts covering the 19th, 20th and 21st century time periods as well as to write clearly, coherently and accurately using a range of vocabulary and sentence structures.
Community, Cultural and Citizenship (CCC)
In CCC lessons students are encouraged to look at themselves and the world around them and start to form their own thoughts and opinions on the issues and events that take place in the world that impacts on their lives and those around them.
We aim to prepare the students to play an active role as citizens.
Students are taught to talk and write about their opinions, and explain their views, on issues that affect themselves and society. Encouraged to recognise their worth as individuals by identifying positive things about themselves and their achievements, seeing their mistakes, making amends and setting personal goals and to face new challenges positively by collecting information, looking for help, making responsible choices, and taking action.
Students will explore why and how rules and laws are made and enforced, why different rules are needed in different situations and how to take part in making/changing rules. They will look at different kinds of responsibilities, rights and duties at home, at school and in the community, and how these can sometimes conflict with each other.
Students will learn to appreciate the range of national, regional, religious and ethnic identities in the United Kingdom and explore how the media present information.
Students will also look at topics such as: