Purpose of Study

We believe that all pupils are entitled to the finest, high quality education possible. Our students learn to accept help and guidance, trial new ways of learning and explore ideas fully. Our students leave us ready to embrace the challenges of the outside world.

We want to our learners to:

  1. develop a lifelong love of reading through introducing them to a variety of texts and genres, from different ages and cultures.
  2. be confident, stylish and accurate writers.
  3. learn how to communicate effectively with others, through speaking and listening activities.

CJP 9530

About the Department

The English department staff are a vibrant and committed team of teachers. In addition to teaching, a number of the department also work for one of the leading exam boards securing their expertise in different areas of the examinations. All students benefit from having five 50-minute sessions of English per week. These are a combination of language, literature and literacy. Students in all year groups access literacy and silent reading sessions during Edge time.


Essential Mix is the key knowledge and skills that a Year 7 or 8 student must have mastered to progress to the following year.

Click on the link below to view the English Year 7 Essential Mix:


Click on the link below to view the English Year 8 Essential Mix:



These are the courses run by English for Years 9, 10 and 11. The links take you to the specifications of those courses.

GCSE English Language (AQA)

GCSE English Literature (AQA)