• Statement of Intent

    The English curriculum is designed to enable students to become confident and articulate speakers; to read and comment on a wide range of fiction and non-fiction and to write fluently in a variety of forms.  The importance of correct spelling, punctuation and grammar is reinforced throughout the Programmes of Study.

  • Key Stage Three

    Year 7

    Beowulf: an Anglo-Saxon myth; analysis of the text and descriptive writing
    Writing Skills: 
    Poetry: introduction to poetic devices
    Transactional Writing:
    My Swordhand is Singing: a play; analysis of dramatic devices
    Shakespeare: analysis of famous speeches from a selection of plays

    Year 8

    Frozen in Time:
    Non-fiction Extracts:
    Descriptive and Narrative Writing:
    Love Poetry:
    The Gothic:

  • Key Stage Four

    Year 9

    Literature through the Ages:  reading and analysis of a range of texts from the literary canon
    DNA: study of the play by Dennis Kelly
    Language Paper 2: Section A:  Reading
    Language Paper 2: Section B:  Writing (viewpoints and perspectives)
    Poetry: analysis of the poems in the Power and Conflict cluster

    Year 10 

    Shakespeare: study of Macbeth
    Language Paper 1: Section A Reading
    Language Paper 1: Section B (descriptive and narrative writing)
    Spoken Languages: practice and assessment
    Poetry: analysis of the poems in the Power and Conflict cluster

    Year 11

    Nineteenth Century Novel: A Christmas Carol
    Revision of all components

    English Language Specification – VIEW HERE
    English Literature Specification – VIEW HERE

  • Key Stage Five

    Year 12

    Bram Stoker’s Dracula
    Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire
    Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber
    Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest 
    Carol Anne Duffy’s Rapture

    Year 13

    John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi 
    Shakespeare’s The Tempest
    Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber
    John Bunyan’s Paradise Lost

    English Key Stage 5 Specification – VIEW HERE