Why Study English?

English is a core subject and is fundamental to everyday life.  The skills that are taught play a crucial part in supporting pupils in other curriculum areas and life beyond school. We firmly believe in a growth mind-set where all pupils can make excellent progress.

An English qualification is crucial to pupils next steps.  Both colleges and employers use English to assess your suitability for courses and employment.

Pupil Voice

“I feel supported doing my GCSE English and I feel more confident that I will achieve the grades I have been predicted.”

Who teaches it?

Karen Challen and Paula Taylor teach KS4 English, both of whom are experienced English teachers.

How is it taught?

Through a range of creative writing, fiction, non-fiction texts, extracts and Shakespearean plays. Links with the local area and museums.

What do we learn?

We follow the AQA English Language programme of studying a range of fiction and non-fiction texts from different cultures, ages and genres to develop reading, comprehension, inference, analysis and comparative skills.  We explore different writing types, forms and purposes whilst developing our learners’ basic skills and understanding of language.

Where could it lead?

  • Journalist
  • Novelist
  • Writer
  • Newspaper Journalist
  • Magazine Journalist
  • Film Director