The twenty first century demands that we have students who are confident with the English language - confident at writing, confident at speaking and confident at reading. The primary aim of the English Department is for us to nurture students to achieve their full potential in all of these areas - developing their skills as active readers, writers and speakers of English.

Key Stage 3

Years 7, 8 and 9

A collection of extracts, novels, poems and scripts to enthuse and challenge.  All schemes of work merge key skills needed at KS3 – reading, writing and the spoken word. A few of the texts are: Noughts & Crosses; Gangsta Rap; A Monster Calls; Stone Cold; with classic texts such as A Christmas Carol; Frankenstein and Romeo & Juliet as a spur for upcoming KS4 GCSE texts. Not to mention creative projects to extend learning.  Such projects include: mug painting; revision lunch boxes; after school film events and etc.

Key Stage 4

Year 10 and 11

English Language:  Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing; Writers' viewpoints and perspectives across literary and non-literary texts 19th to 21st century.

English Literature:  Shakespeare's Macbeth, Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and An Inspector Calls or An Inspector Calls are our fictional texts.  Our poetry anthology is:  AQA: Power and Conflict.

Key Stage 5

Years 12 and 13

Focused solely on literature, our 6th form English pushes boundaries with our given texts. With a key focus on conceptual features and the modern significances per text, there is no lack of breadth or exceeding the standards of deeper analysis with our texts. Students will be studying: A Streetcar Named Desire; Wuthering Heights; A Thousand Splendid Suns; Shakespeare’s’ Othello; and a mix of Modern Poems and Victorian Christina Rosetti.