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English

The English Faculty aims to:

  • enable students to read critically and for enjoyment
  • develop students’ abilities to express themselves effectively through writing for different audiences in various forms
  • encourage students to speak confidently in a range of contexts and listen attentively in order to respond appropriately

English at Key Stage 3

In Year 7, students follow Schemes for Learning which include:
poetry, non-fiction writing, short stories, a novel and a study of writers through the ages.

In Year 8, they study Pre-1914 Literature, a novel, soap operas and drama through the ages, ballads and a play.

In Year 9, students study a Shakespeare play, different forms of non-fiction writing, and reading for meaning. In addition to this, they study a novel and poetry.

English at Key Stage 4

Students follow the WJEC syllabus in GCSE English or GCSE English Language and English Literature.

Post-16

We offer English Language and English Literature at AS and A2 level. These both follow the AQA B Syllabus.

Extra Curricular Activities

The Faculty is involved in a number of extra-curricular activities which include a bi-annual Book Fair in the library, the production of a school newspaper and in-house College newspaper, theatre visits and wider reading book clubs.