In English, we teach pupils to communicate clearly and effectively in reading, writing and speaking, listening & communication; we build their confidence so that they can share their thoughts, ideas and experiences with others.
At Key Stage 3, pupils build their skills through 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 pupils 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, Entry Level Functional Skills or Functional Skills). 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.
- Pearson Edexcel GCSE in English
- Pearson Edexcel Entry Level Functional Skills in English
- Pearson Edexcel Level 1 and 2 Functional Skills in English