Meet the team
- Ms H Hook
- Ms K Irwin
- Ms K McColl
- Mr R Morris
- Mr P Nealon (Deputy Headteacher)
- Ms E Payne
- Ms I Sandhar (Head of English)
- Ms J Thomas (Assistant Head of English)
- Ms L Butler
- Mr M Cuff
- Mr T Eccles
- Mr C Heal (Assistant Headteacher)
Key Stage 3
In Key Stage Three English, students follow a rigorous curriculum that fully prepares them for the challenges of GCSE English Language and Literature. Students build their ability to analyse and interpret challenging texts from across a range of literary time periods as well as developing their ability to write in a coherent and academic register. By the end of Year 8, students will have studied at least two Shakespearian texts, several novels and an extensive range of poetical forms.
A detailed KS3 curriculum can be found here.
Key Stage 4
At Key Stage Four, students follow the AQA English Language and English Literature specifications. Within Literature, students have the opportunity to study one Shakespearian text, a range of conflict and war poetry, a 19th Century novel and a modern play. In
Language, students hone their reading and writing skills, focusing on writing for purpose and reading for meaning. The English Language exam is structured across two external assessments and no coursework. In both exams students are assessed on their ability to read for meaning and write for a specific purpose.
A detailed Year 10 curriculum can be found here.
A detailed Year 11 curriculum can be found here.
Key Stage Five
At Key Stage Five, students follow either the AQA English Language and Literature specification or the AQA English Literature specification. Both qualifications are looked on favourably by all universities and fully preparing students as academic readers and writers. In both qualifications, students have the opportunity to study Shakespeare, a range of poetry and other works of drama and prose. Within the Language qualification, students also have the opportunity to write creatively as part of their internal assessment.
A detailed KS5 curriculum can be found here.