In English we teach students to communicate clearly and effectively in speech and writing, and we build up their confidence so that they can share their thoughts, ideas and experiences with others.
At Key Stage 3, students build their skills in reading and writing (following the National Curriculum), via themed units that encourage them to explore and experiment with language in written and verbal communication. The development of speaking and listening skills is embedded in all sessions. While we explore themes (such as Survival, Heroes or Horror stories), we work with students as individuals and set appropriate goals for each.
At Key Stage 4, students have the opportunity to achieve one of three qualifications, depending on their ability and current level of attainment (GCSE, Functional Skills or Entry Level Certification). They learn to demonstrate, to varying degrees: an ability to respond to literary texts; a degree of understanding and appreciation of English literary heritage; an ability to write creative and personal narrative; positive discussion, presentation and role-play skills and the capacity to create and respond to situations they might encounter in their daily lives.
- Edexcel GCSE in English
- Edexcel Entry Level Functional Skills in English
- Edexcel Level 1 and 2 Functional Skills in English