English at our school offers pupils the chance to develop a full range of reading and writing skills. English is taught by specialists at both KS3 and KS4. Working with fiction and non-fiction texts, we explore how to write for different purposes, both creatively and transactional writing. Learners read a range of texts, looking closely at writer’s craft; evaluating form, structure and language. Where Literature is studied, learners engage with poetry, Shakespeare and 19th 20th and 21st Century fiction. Across the schools we hold competitions to raise the profile of reading and we encourage learners to read a full range of texts they can find in our library. English teaching is differentiated and individualised so learners develop into confident readers. If required we also offer a Functional Skills pathway in English which provides a pathway into GCSEs.


Preparation for KS3 English

Preparation for KS4 English

GCSE English Language

GCSE English Literature

Functional Skills Reading

Functional Skills Writing

Functional Skills Speaking & Listening

Post 16 destinations/careers:

These are really valuable qualifications!

All post 16 courses require students to have a good level of English. GCSE grades of 4 and above, are often a requirement for entry to further education at Level 2 and above.

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