Subject Leader:

Mrs S Davies

The English department supports the whole school curriculum intent statement by ensuring:

Students in KS3:
• Experience a highly ambitious, broad and balanced knowledge rich curriculum
• Explore a range of culturally diverse texts as well as topics relevant to popular culture
• Develop their knowledge of English through a variety of writing styles, genres and writer’s methods
• Consistently develop their literacy skills through designated “Lit Stop” and “Improvement Phase” activities

Students in KS4:
• Can consistently nurture independence through a variety of teaching and learning methods including self and peer assessment and using assessment criteria as a fundamental tool for progression.
• Can resiliently approach topics which will enhance a love of learning and the appreciation of language and literature.
• Can ambitiously extend reading, writing, speaking and listening with the view of meeting or exceeding individual potential at the end of the Key Stage.
• Can persistently engage with a challenging curriculum that prepares them for further education.

Students in KS5:

Curriculum Journey:

Extra-curricular Information:

KS3: Debate Club – Thursday lunchtimes, Morning intervention and support sessions
KS4: Staff Performance of ‘An Inspector Calls’, Theatre Trips (‘A Christmas Carol’ / ‘An Inspector Calls’), Poetry Live, Morning Intervention and Support Sessions, After School Intervention

Possible areas of future study:

At university level:
English Language
English Literature
Creative writing

Possible future careers:

Civil servant, Communications Officer/Executive, Content Manager, Copywriter, Editor, Human Resources, Journalist, Lawyer, Librarian, Paralegal, Professor, Public Relations, Publisher, Reporter, Researcher, Social Media Manager, Teacher, Writer

Additional help/support/links:

Parents and carers can support their child by monitoring the completion of homework on a weekly basis as well as revising key topics for all assessments. Wider reading around different topic areas is strongly encouraged to develop a greater sense of cultural capital.

Useful websites to support this reading include:

  • GCSE Pod English (Link)
  • BBC Bitesize English (Link)
  • Royal Shakespeare Company (Link)
  • British Library (Link)