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English

Head of Department

Mr C Lawrence 

Subject Teachers

Miss E Luck
Miss J Jeffery KS3 Co-ordinator
Mr J Payne KS4/5 Co-ordinator
Mr L Mathews

Mrs S Marshall
Mr R Spedding
Ms S Doughty

Miss V Brenchley

Ms M Gardiner

Accommodation and Resources

Eight dedicated teaching rooms, a well-stocked school library and access to laptop computers.

Key Stage 3 Curriculum

At Key Stage 3, students will have access to a wide range of activities and improve on a wide range of skills.  They will lay the technical groundwork in spelling, grammar and punctuation to allow them to write with accuracy and confidence.  They will also experience a range of literature and be given the opportunity to write in a variety of styles.

Year 7

Schemes of work covered may include;

  • A novel (e.g The Graveyard Book, SkellingThe Rats of Nimh.)
  • A play (e.g A Midsummer Nights' Dream, Street Child.)
  • Biographical writing
  • Pre 19th Century literature, including A Christmas Carol. 

Year 8

Schemes of work covered may include;novel

  • A novel (e.g The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, Stone Cold)
  • A play (e.g Romeo And Juliet)
  • BFI short film, including creative writing
  • Pre 19th Century literature
  • Poetry

Year 9

Schemes of work covered may include;

  • A novel (e.g Of Mice And Men, The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The NIghttime)
  • Gothic Literature
  • Conflict Poetry
  • Non Fiction Texts.Gothic Literature

Key Stage 4 Curriculum

The aims of both English Language and English Literature courses at Key Stage 4 are to develop the students' ability to use English effectively and accurately in written and oral contexts and to introduce the students to a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts. All students will take both English Language and English literature at GCSE level.

English Language

Students will study:

  • Reading non-fiction writing (including 19th Century)
  • Writing to describe and narrate
  • Writing to argue and persuade

English Literature

Students will study:

  • The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
  • Macbeth
  • An Inspector Calls
  • Poetry anthology – Love and Relationships
  • Unseen poetry

Key Stage 5 Curriculum

The aim of the Key Stage 5 curriculum is to develop students' ability to use English effectively and accurately in written and oral contexts, and to appreciate a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts.

Extra Curricular Activities

Theatre trips