The English area of study encompasses English Literature, English Language, Drama and Media Studies. Click the links below to view details about English at Key Stage 3, 4 and at A level. Click on the Drama and Media Studies links to view more details.
At KS3 each year’s work is based around the NI Curriculum. Students will experience a wide variety of texts and emphasis is placed on developing the pupils’ confidence and making the subject stimulating and enjoyable. Tasks and Assessments are based on the three attainment targets: Talking and Listening, Reading and Writing.
Pupils are also given opportunities to develop the key skills of:
Students complete a variety of Media and ICT based tasks. Regular visits to the school Library also help develop the reading ethos in St.Louis. A KS3 Drama Festival takes place in October where each class puts on a short performance. These productions can range from Shakespeare to The Jungle Book and provide an entertaining and educational opportunity for students to develop self-confidence and self esteem.
Creative Writing competitions offer the students an audience for their work and the possibility of getting published either in-house or with external agencies. Students also participate in Public Speaking and Debating events. Assessment is both formative and summative. There are four timetabled assessments throughout the year which supplement the end of year examinations.
Students in St.Louis study the CCEA GCSE Specifications in English Language and Literature. They can be entered at either Higher or Foundation Tier.
Personal Writing and Reading
1 hour 30 mins
Functional Writing and Reading
1 hour 30 mins
Speaking and Listening
Studying Spoken and Written Language and Writing Creatively
Task 1 – The Study of Spoken Language
Task 2 – The Study of Written Language
Task 3 – Writing Creatively
The Study of Prose
The Study of Drama and Poetry
The Study of Linked Texts