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
Director of Teaching and Learning: Miss E. Rees
Assistant Director of Teaching and Learning: Ms. L. Warwick
Lead Practitioner: Ms. K. Dagnall
Mr. P. Grady
Miss G. Konstantinidou
Ms. K. Kedney
Miss K. McGrane
Mr. D. Leach
Mr. T. Jordan
Mr. S. Paul
Ms. S. Townsend