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19/12/18

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Mrs RS

Waking up to see so many of my lil ducklings receiving offers from unis, conditional AND unconditional. So exciting. Great xmas presents. https://t.co/qAuRBFaunU

15/12/18

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mary burges

wishing all the staff at ESJ a very happy and relaxing Christmas break. Thank you for all that you do 😊

15/12/18

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St Johns Church Epping

Merry Christmas to our favourite secondary school have a peaceful and joyus break 💚

15/12/18

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Ben Murphy CC

This morning I visited & said a prayer of thanks for the staff . In the face of adversity our have rallied together to keep student progress at the centre of all that they do. I wish you & your families a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year. https://t.co/zElqhhQRpm

13/12/18

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ESJPE

Could not be more of our year 9s! They have made it to the u14s Essex Cup quarter finals after a 2-1 victory against FitzWimarc in the last 16. Fantatsic way for us to finish the year. 2 games away from the final!

13/12/18

A teenager’s artistic view on Brexit has seen her win a competition. Zoe Warner, Year 10 at Epping St John’s, has been picked as the overall winner of the Take pArt Challenge for her work looking at how the Brexit vision may evolve. https://t.co/LvdmggrvMv https://t.co/KFU8IPWrgj

12/12/18

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Miss Petrou

A day full of celebration today. Almost 200 students from all year groups were rewarded by watching a Christmas film and over 50 individual Year 7s were awarded for a great term! https://t.co/KNmgLy2AfW

12/12/18

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ESJStudent_Lead_2018

Didn't get the chance to read this month's edition of the student newsletter in SMSC? Don't fret! It's available online HERE! https://t.co/Avv66DFh7W https://t.co/cF95o6PKHH

12/12/18

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Mr Y

Yet another packed house for yet another sensational performance. is alive, kicking & going from strength to strength. Our students are amazing. A massive ‘Thank You’ to & her brilliant team! https://t.co/mSbAfDbgFF

11/12/18

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Epping St Johns PTA

Busy night at Well Done to all the cast and Staff❤️ We were very busy serving drinks raising funds for our wonderful school 🥂🥤🍩 https://t.co/84QXYXKX62

11/12/18

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The Johnson Family

Well our first show certainly lived up to expectations! We've heard how good they are, now we've seen it with our own 👀!! Outstanding! 💐 💐 💐 👏👏👏

11/12/18

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ESJ - CPI Faculty

Great day rehearsing for Epping on Broadway which is now officially a sell out performance! We can’t wait to show how talented we are tomorrow. (heads up: we will be seating those with tickets first and assessing situation prior to on-the-door sales.) https://t.co/r5mhy5RL8y

11/12/18

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Miss Petrou

Year 7s back stage and ready for the show https://t.co/aItjruPmbo

11/12/18

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NCSC UK

Registration is now open for the most anticipated cyber security competition of the year! Girls from across the country will pit their code-breaking skills against one another in a series of online challenges to crown the UK’s brightest minds https://t.co/9Ld6DYeUEi https://t.co/BJVvexG6Ew

10/12/18

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Mr Y

Vote number 59! The brilliant Christmas Tree at the Epping Christmas Tree competition https://t.co/uKvzPUStt7

10/12/18

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Epping St Johns PTA

It's been a busy term for the ESJ PTA; have a read of our first ever newsletter to find out what we've been up to and get some key dates for your diary for the New Year! https://t.co/g3tr5AYPSV https://t.co/mJPrijJhka

07/12/18

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SaferEssexRoads

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07/12/18

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Miss K Driver

The ESJ Christmas tree is up! Well done to the art club and year 11 for helping to make the decorations, Santa being pulled on his sleigh by his reindeer! 😂 GO ALONG AND VOTE FOR US! https://t.co/SxmGd4tmQ5

06/12/18

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ESJPE

Could not be more of my year 7 girls They won their second round fixture of the (National Football Cup) 17 - 0. we better get fundraising for some stash.

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Global Communications Faculty

Subjects:  English Language, English Literature, French, Spanish, Media

The vision of The English and Communications Faculty at Epping St John’s is to provide a challenging, dynamic and varied curriculum that is designed to ensure that all students fulfil their full academic potential by leaving ESJ as articulate speakers, analytical readers, confident writers of The English Language, critical consumers of the mass media and fluent linguists. Our intention is to make each pupil an independent learner. Schemes of work are constantly reviewed and updated to ensure that the delivery of the curriculum meets the needs of all students. It is expected that all students engage in independent personal reading throughout their time at ESJ and their progress is monitored. Teachers in the Faculty also offer students a range of extra-curricular activities that are designed to extend their knowledge, skills and interest in the subjects of English, French and Spanish including a day trip to Boulogne in France in Year 7 and a 5 day trip to Paris in Year 9. Home Learning tasks are set regularly and next-step learning targets enable students to make rapid progress in their learning.

Year 7

Students take a Baseline Test soon after entry to ESJ. The results are carefully moderated to ensure that students are placed in the correct sets. These sets are reviewed at regular intervals throughout students’ time at the school.

Current units of work ensure that students study a breadth of texts from drama, poetry, non-fiction/media, modern and pre-20th Century prose and Shakespeare.

In French and Spanish, students cover the following topics: Self, Family and Friends, Home School and Free Time Activities.

KS3 Course Overview English Language

KS3 Course Overview French

KS3 Course Overview Spanish


Years 8

Current units of work ensure that students study more drama, poetry, non-fiction/media, modern and pre-20th Century prose and Shakespeare.

In French and Spanish, students deepen their understanding of grammar and cover a broad range of topics including Outings, Food, Holidays and Travel, Future Plans and Healthy Living.

Years 9/10/ 11

All students are entered for AQA GCSE English Language and AQA GCSE English Literature. In addition to this, some students are entered for the Cambridge IGCSE qualification.

Students who chose to study one or two languages are entered for OCR GCSE French and/or Spanish Language. They are prepared for a number of Speaking and Writing Controlled Assessments in different topics including Self, Family and Friends, School, Career and Work Experience or Holidays.

Students also have the option of studying for a GCSE Media Studies qualification. This involves them producing high-quality media-type products which show their understanding of the use of established media conventions. Candidates IT skills need to be highly-developed to obtain the highest GCSE grades.

 KS4 Course Overview English Language/Literature

KS4 Course Overview French

KS4 Course Overview Spanish

KS4 Course Overview Media


Years 12/13

English Literature

This A Level is an ideal choice for anyone who loves reading and books. Literature and is interested in the big questions affecting human existence. It is also a highly respected A Level that can be instrumental in helping students gain university places in a variety of subjects. Students will also gain a great deal of academic prowess through a subject that promotes the development of transferable skills. English students are taught to think analytically, consider different interpretations and listen and respond to one another sensitively in preparation for the seminar style environment they are likely to find at university. One of the most important skills they learn is how to write coherently and critically. This is an essential skill that will aid them in their other subjects and is invaluable in higher education and the world of employment.

KS5 English Literature Overview

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