Head of English
Ms S Rose
All students study English language and literature from year 7 through to year 11. We instil a love of reading and an appreciation of the power of the spoken word which our students carry through into the world of work and their further studies. We introduce our students to fiction and non fiction and take them on a journey of discovery ranging from some of our earliest literary greats to contemporary writers of novels, poems, plays and essays.
English is taught in specialist classrooms with interactive smart boards and vivid displays to stimulate debate and discussion of literary and linguistic topics.
Key Stage 3
Throughout KS3, students are introduced to various literary genres, being given the opportunity to both analyse and write in these styles. From modern poetry and prose to Shakespeare and Dickens, the wide variety of texts that students are exposed to in KS3 encourages an appreciation of the changes and differences that exist throughout our world but also the similarities that lie within the written word.
Key Stage 4
Students’ understanding of literature is deepened at GCSE, with focused concentration on set writers, understanding their viewpoints and analysing textual methods. Students work on a formal presentation and hone their creative writing skills.
English Literature GCSE specification
English Language GCSE specification