If you don’t try at anything, you can’t fail. It takes backbone to lead the life you want. Revolutionary Road, Richard Yates

As an English Department, we believe that all students should benefit from an unapologetically academic and unashamedly ambitious curriculum. Our knowledge-rich curriculum and clear mastery approach, builds on the knowledge and skills gained in the previous year so there is constant refreshing of previously learned material combined with stretching and new challenges. Alongside this we want to cultivate a love of reading for pleasure and an understanding and appreciation of a wide range of literature from other cultures and eras.

Our aim is to provide our students with the knowledge and skills that not only will put them best placed to succeed at academic qualifications in secondary school, but will give them insight to perspectives other than their own, skills that they can apply in their personal and professional lives in the future, and a deep knowledge and understanding of how English Language and Literature contribute to our understanding of the world around us, the development of society and enable them to effectively communicate and make change in the world around them. There is no area of study that English and communication skills do not influence.

Subject Leader -

Department Staff - Miss K Grib, Miss J Nickson,

Miss C Potter, Mrs K Shelley, Mr H Snape, Mrs R Williams,

Mrs J Watkinson

Here you will find information about what students will study in their curriculum subjects at each Key Stage. If you have any questions about your child's studies, please contact their Form Tutor or relevant Head of Subject.

Curriculum Overview


Curriculum Year Maps






Online Learning Resources

KS3 Quizlet
KS4 Quizlet
KS5 Seneca

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