English Faculty

English forms the basis of both written and verbal communication, essential skills for success in all school subjects and future careers. Success in English opens the doors to studying a wide range of subjects at A Level and University. A pass, at Grade C, in GCSE English Language is essential for most Higher Education courses and employment.

English aims to provide all students with a solid understanding of written and verbal communication. We aim to develop our students ability to read and understand a wide range of multi-media texts; to become skilled writers and to communicate effectively in real-world situations,

KS3: Across the three years students study a range of poetry, classic and contemporary plays and novels, creative writing, Shakespeare, speaking and listening and writing for the real world.

KS4: You will study two GCSE courses

  • English Language
  • English Literature

English Language will give you the opportunity to explore the writers’ craft and viewpoints through the study of a wide range of fiction and non-fiction texts and develop your own creative writing skills.

English Literature will develop your enjoyment of a wide range of literary texts from Shakespeare to contemporary novels and plays; alongside classic novels and poetry through the ages

Key Staff

Director of Teaching and Learning: Miss E. Rees

Assistant Director of Teaching and Learning: Ms. L. Warwick

Lead Practitioner: Ms. K. Dagnall

Teaching Staff

Mr. P. Grady

Miss G. Konstantinidou

Ms. K. Kedney

Miss K. McGrane

Mr. D. Leach

Mr. T. Jordan

Mr. S. Paul

Ms. S. Townsend