The English Department’s aim is to ensure all students have the correct literacy and language skills needed for a successful future in both education and in their everyday lives.
Students leave us with the ability to develop a mature opinion on many difficult and thought provoking topics, advanced literacy skills to assist in future academic achievements and hopefully the love and passion for reading.
Topics covered in Years 7 and 8
Introduction to Shakespeare and then onto looking at strong women in Shakespeare’s work
Of Mice and Men
Topics covered in Years 9, 10 and 11
‘An Inspector Calls’ J. B. Priestly
19th Century novels
Writing to persuade, argue, advise and describe.
Poetry– Simon Armitage, Carol Ann Duffy and Ben Johnson
Excellent resources that support English
For all years:
Homework club every morning, where students can access extra tuition and homework help.
Film club held every Monday after school.
For Years 7 and 8 we recommend:
‘War Horse’ Michael Morpurgo
CGP Key Stage 3 English– The Scary Bits
Key Stage 3 English Bitesize
For Years 9, 10 and 11 we recommend:
‘The Great Gatsby’
CGP English Revision Guide
Enrichment Activities for English
English Department Trips
West End Theatre
Gifted and Talented workshops
Creative writing workshops
Visits from poets
AQA Poetry seminars