At Key Stage three pupils will study a huge variety of topics within English. They will focus on core English skills such as reading for meaning and writing in different forms. Pupils will also get the opportunity to explore different texts including poetry, newspapers, magazines and a number of novels. In addition, pupils will love the chance to explore different genres of film and use drama and performance to enhance their learning.


At the start of Year 10 pupils will begin their AQA GCSE course in both English Language and English Literature, giving the opportunity to gain two qualifications.

The course runs for two years with final examination at the end of Year 11. pupils will study fantastic contemporary writers and texts along with examples taken from the literary heritage.

Authors studied are well varied and exciting from William Shakespeare to Arthur Conan Doyle and Dennis Kelly.