Welcome to the English Department!
Our aim is to inspire reflective readers, skilled writers, confident speakers and creative thinkers. We work as a team to plan schemes of learning that are stimulating and enjoyable, giving them a wide range of writing challenges and a broad literary diet (ranging from Chaucer to Contemporary Poetry). Our lessons frequently incorporate use of our ICT facilities, our purpose built Drama studio and our school library. We have a clear focus on the development of students’ literacy skills and use assessments to provide precise targets that will allow students to take ownership of their progress.
At Key Stage Four, students follow AQA GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature (two GCSEs).
We follow the statutory guidance for the National Curriculum in England.