Welcome to the English Department.
Key Stage 3 (KS3)
In Key Stage 3 English, pupils develop a wide range of skills within thematic units of work such as Dystopia, Animals, Spies and The Gothic. Students' abilities in reading, writing and oracy are honed through engaging texts and activities designed to fine-tune communication skills and improve general literacy.
Regular assessment opportunities allow staff and pupils to monitor progress and target skills deficits through individualised work.
Key Stage 4 (KS4)
At Key Stage 4, pupils' skills are further developed and tracked in preparation for the GCSE Language examination. Again, units are thematic and include topics such as Celebrity, Sport and Politics. Regular examination practice and clear tracking ensures pupils are aware of their progress and know what they need to revise.
Literature is offered as an additional GCSE qualification in Year 11.