Our Curriculum

English

The course

Our aim is to kindle a passion for English whilst laying the foundations for a successful study of GCSE at KS4. We offer theatre visits and actively collaborate with outside theatre companies to enable students to experience texts ‘live’.

Key Stage 3

At KS3, students work in mixed ability groups following a lively, engaging and challenging course. We develop the skills of reading, writing and speaking and listening and nurture students’ appreciation of a wide range of classic and contemporary literature.

Key Stage 4

Students follow the WJEC syllabus for English Language and English Literature GCSE. Both GCSEs offer a variety of texts for study – novels, plays and poetry – each of which presents a range of themes and ideas to provoke interest and discussion amongst the students.

There is a strong emphasis on students being able to read and write to a high standard, as well as feel confident in speaking and listening situations.