The Geographical Explorers have officially launched their garden project: Operation Unearthing Horticulture!


South Norwood’s Crystal Palace Foundation Academy players get to watch the 1st team train and meet the players and management.


A respectable joint 3rd for the year 8 netball team in the Federation Netball Tournament


Teachers give their predictions on the Y9/10 V Y11 game! Today is the day! £1 Entry, 2:00PM at HAUN


Mr Ruddock addresses the Yr10 troops. They were unlucky to lose to a well drilled Trinity team


Kyle-Luke and Kwadwo perform their party tricks


Y9 are two times Federation Rugby Champions after beating Beckenham in the final #🔥


The Yr9 football team having an incredible season, they've reached the Croydon Cup Final for the 2nd year with a 5-1 win over Trinity.


Y7s rugby was cancelled but that didn't stop us organising our own game in the sun!


Executive Principal Blog Update 26th March 2017


Amazing afternoon at Rosslyn Park 7s. Big win after some special coaching from legend .


Thanks to coming in to teach our TalentID students about fitness and nutrition.


Students attending Athletics training on Tuesday evening. Training to improve track & field.


Yr 7 Girls coming 4th in a Croydon League Netball tournament out of 13 schools. Top work ladies!


Yr 10 GCSE students began their path to becoming Sports Leaders today as they started studying for the Game Force Award.


Girls athletics training has commenced with a record number of 40 girls attending training! Wednesdays @ HASN


Our boys beat Oxford 2-1. A great attitude shown by all with Nathan scoring the winner!


Great day out in Portsmouth with the Norwood Talent ID Footballers. Training, meeting the 1st Team Squad and seeing a win.


Y9 boys are in the Federation Football Finals after a 5-4 win at Beckenham


The boys at Burgess Park BMX track, Norwood ID Programme allowing pupils to sample a variety of different sports

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Studying English at GCSE develops and extends the work done at Key Stage 3, combining the skills needed to explore how writers achieve effects in novels, plays, poetry and non-fiction texts. Students study the texts in depth, exploring the effect of the writers’ choices of structure, form and language. They also develop their own craft as a writer by using what they have learned to develop their own writing, as well as honing their speaking and listening skills through presentations and drama work. In addition, students have to understand the influences of the historical and social contexts that texts are produced in and make direct links between an author’s life and their works.

Throughout the course, students will become expert communicators – in Standard English – both in writing and verbally through their independent and group work, and presentations. 



English Language and Literature

From 2017, GCSEs are comprised of exam only.  There is no longer a coursework element.

English Language: two exams (100%)

Paper 1: Fiction and Imaginative Writing – 40%

Paper 2: Non-fiction and Transactional Writing – 60%

  • Spelling, punctuation and grammar will form 20% of the overall mark for the GCSE.
  • Speaking & Listening will still be formally assessed but will not form part of the final GCSE grade: students will receive a certificate at Pass/Merit/Distinction.

English Literature: two exams (100%)

Paper 1: Shakespeare and the nineteenth-century novel – 40%

Texts: ‘Macbeth’ by William Shakespeare and ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens

Paper 2: Modern texts and poetry – 60%

  • Texts: ‘An Inspector Calls’ by J.B. Priestley; Power and Conflict (AQA Poetry Anthology); Unseen Poetry
  • All exams are ‘closed text’ (no texts studied will be allowed in the exam).
  • Spelling, punctuation and grammar will form 5% of the overall mark for the GCSE.


Future Pathways:

Having an English GCSE shows employers you are confident, creative and able to express yourself fluently. These qualities are particularly well respected in the following fields: teaching, law, journalism, politics media and business. It also prepares you for any further study in the Performing Arts fields.