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Welcome to Monmouth Comprehensive School

Dear Parents and Students

Welcome to Monmouth Comprehensive School

In our school we encourage everyone to have the highest expectations of themselves and each other as together we Learn to Lead our Lives.

We are proud of our students’ academic achievements.  Just as importantly, we are a school that cares.  We believe that students need to feel comfortable and secure in order to learn and, as a school, we put as much emphasis on creating a supportive and happy environment as we do on academic success.  We achieve both.

I look forward to working with you to ensure the very best learning and life for the young people in our care.

Vaughan Davies
Headteacher

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COURSES

The English Faculty now offers two distinct pathways at GCSE/Key Stage 4.  The Faculty has always offered two separate GCSE subjects; English, focussing upon the broad development of language skills, addressing writing, reading, speaking and listening and English Literature with a more specific emphasis upon reading and exposing students to the wealth of literature that constitutes our literary heritage whilst supporting and developing students as sophisticated language users. Now, whilst all students will still have to study English at GCSE, being as it is a vital pathway to further and higher education as well as the world of work, they can choose from either English Literature and Media Studies for which there will be two timetabled classes.

The opportunities beyond GCSE available to students will be the same, regardless of which pathway they have chosen; we at present offer both English Language and English Literature at A Level and access to both these subjects can be secured with at least a B grade in GCSE English and a B grade in either English Literature or Media Studies. There is a significant literary content in GCSE English which will more than adequately prepare Media Studies students for the study of literature at A Level and those students who have studied English Literature at GCSE will find that the skills they have developed will facilitate their entry to a variety of Level 3 Media Studies courses.

There are two top sets studying English and English Literature, entry to which is determined by high achievement at Key Stage 3, with the rest of the year being taught in mixed ability classes; all students will be able, if it is appropriate, to sit the higher tier examinations, enabling them to achieve the very highest of G.C.S.E. grades.

PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO DOWNLOAD COURSE INFORMATION

KS4 OPTIONS BOOKLET

 

 

 

 

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