Welcome to the English Department
We endeavour to foster and build students’ skill and confidence in all areas of English study and we recognise that reading, writing and communication skills are essential for young people to reach their potential in school and fulfilling opportunities throughout life. Therefore the English curriculum is built around development of these core areas, and every opportunity is explored to promote the highest standards. Consistency and creativity are the key principles which underpin every aspect of our practice.
In English we love exploring how writers use language to create an impact on readers. We do this by examining and reading a range of different texts, from poetry, to novels to a range of fiction and nonfiction texts from different times and places. Once we understand how writers create exciting effects on their readers we can begin to improve our own writing. In English we write creatively and for different purposes and for different purposes, improving our use of language, organisation, punctuation and grammar.
Meet the English Department
The department team consists of nine members of staff. These are:
|Miss S Eggleton||Head of Department & Literacy coordinator|
|Miss P Howarth||Teacher of English|
|Miss R Ugradar||Teacher of English|
|Miss K Robinson||Teacher of English and Head of Bronte House|
|Mrs R Mahmud||Head of KS3 Progress|
|Miss D Blair||Progress Lead Years 9 & 10|
|Miss N Ali||Teacher of English|
|Mrs D Rhodes||Teacher of English|
|Miss S Mitchell-Brady||Teacher Assistant|
The English Department aims:
In the English department we have designed our KS3 curriculum so that students:
Please see our Programmes of Study to look in further depth at the texts we study.
The key stage three curriculum is carefully planned to ensure students cover all skills required at GCSE and can apply these skills to texts of increasing difficulty so that they can confidently meet the demands of the 9-1 GCSE.
At KS4 students study for the AQA 9-1 Specification for a GCSE in English Language and Literature. The skills students learn in KS3 are applied at GCSE level throughout Key Stage 4 and in students’ terminal examinations.
More information about the GCSE’s can be found here:
Our key Literature GCSE texts are:
In order to facilitate this, we expect students to have a full set of equipment (pen, pencil, ruler, and eraser) for every lesson, this also includes a reading book of students’ choice that students carry with them at all times.