Welcome to the English Department
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, improving our use of language, organisation, punctuation and grammar. Communication includes speaking as well as writing, which is why in English we expect our students to work in groups or independently to present information to the class to help improve all aspects of communication.
Meet the English Department
The department team consists of ten members of staff. These are:
|Miss S Eggleton||Head of Department|
|Miss D Wright||Teacher of English and Progress Lead Years 9 & 10|
|Mrs R Mahmud||Teacher of English and Progress KS3 Lead|
|Ms K Midgely||Teacher of English|
|Miss K Robinson||Teacher of English|
|Ms L Holtzman-Foster||Teacher of English|
|Miss S Mitchell-Brady||Teacher of English|
|Mrs D Rhodes||Teacher of English|
|Rachel Stansfield||Teacher of English|
|Miss S Brooks||Higher Level Teaching Assistant|
The English Department aims:
In the English department we have designed our KS3 curriculum so that students:
Engage with texts to:
Improve their writing skills by being taught to:
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:
GCSE Pod is an excellent resource available to students which can be used to catch up on work missed and as a revision tool. It is also used for homework tasks. GCSE Pod can be accessed here:
In order to facilitate this, we expect students to have a full set of equipment (pen, pencil, ruler, and eraser) and a reading book of students’ choice for every lesson.