The study of English is essential, not only in terms of helping individuals make sense of who they are, but also in learning how to communicate successfully with the world. English Literature teaches a great deal about life, history and society and fosters tolerance and understanding, which is a vital part of a balanced education. Reading, spoken language and writing are the cornerstones of success and we aim to equip our pupils with the skills to read critically, confidently and for pleasure; to be articulate in their spoken language; and to write effectively with style and accuracy for a wide range of purposes and audiences.
Internal assessments take place every half-term.
KS4 Exam Board Specification (English Language): AQA GCSE English Language (8700)
KS4 Exam Board Specification (English Literature): AQA GCSE English Literature (8702)
The English Department enjoys celebrating the written word and runs activities across both key stages for events such as National Poetry Day and World Book Day. We also invite visiting authors and theatre companies to engage pupils and spark their interest, as well as enjoying visits to the theatre. The Department runs intervention sessions to consolidate prior learning and ensure maximum progress is at the heart of our delivery model.