English is a core subject, studied by all students in years 10 and 11.
OFSTED commended us on the high number of students who also gained a second GCSE with us in English Literature.
Tiers of Entry
We enter students for the Foundation Tier where grades can range from C to G, or the Higher Tier, which allows for grades A* to D.
Students are given the opportunity to talk and listen in a variety of contexts and for a range of purposes. They read a wide variety of literature, non-fiction and media texts. Students will learn to write in a variety of forms including for aesthetic and imaginative purposes, to inform others and develop their thinking.
Although students are taught in ability groups, final decisions over Tiers of entry are not made until towards the end of the two-year course.
20% Written Coursework
20% Speaking and Listening
Six pieces of coursework must be completed over the course of three years. Coursework tasks include a response to poetry and drama; as well as writing tasks such as writing to entertain and writing to argue. Over the two year course students will develop their own literacy skills and become more critical readers commenting on the use of linguistic devices of other writers.
Mrs A Ludlow
Head of Department
Ms S George
Second in Department
Miss B Mason
Mrs N Carter
Mrs J Philips
Mr N Williams
Mr P Ryder