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:
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:
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
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: