In English, we teach pupil’s 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 in formal and informal contexts.

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. In addition to this, the achievement of Entry Level Functional Skills are also offered and encouraged (EL1, 2, 3). 

At Key Stage 4, pupils have the opportunity to achieve three  qualifications depending on their ability and current level of attainment and personal requirements (GCSE English Language, GCSE English Literature, and Functional Skills Levels 1 and 2). They learn to demonstrate, to varying degrees: an ability to respond to literary texts; a degree of understanding and appreciation of the English literary heritage; an ability to write creative and personal narratives; present positive discussion and presentations; and the capacity to create and respond to situations they might encounter in their daily lives.

  • Pearson Edexcel GCSE in English Language
  • Pearson Edexcel GCSE in English Literature
  • Pearson Edexcel Entry Level (1 – 3) Functional Skills in English
  • Pearson Edexcel Level 1 and 2 Functional Skills in English