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"The English Department encourages independence, confidence, and awareness of other cultures" 

Year 7 and 8 close open

English plays a vital role within the curriculum and the overarching aims of our department are:

Curriculum Overview Year 7                     Curriculum Overview Year 8

  • To encourage students to develop a life-long love and enthusiasm for language and literature in all forms
  • To enable students to become both critical and creative thinkers, readers and writers through the development of the skills and resources they will need to succeed in an increasingly literate and multimodal world
  • To encourage a knowledge, understanding, appreciation and tolerance of the multicultural and multiethnic society and world in which we live

By the end of Year 7 & 8, students will have enjoyed reading novels, an array of poetry and dramas from across the globe. They will have written stories, personal tales and created advertising campaigns for the next generation.

 After this, students will be equipped with all the skills they need to undertake the demands of GCSE towards the end of Year 9.

Year 9, 10 and 11 close open

Curriculum Overview Year 9  Curriculum Overview Year 10     Curriculum Overview Year 11 



GCSE in English Language:   GCSE in English Literature

Course Content/Areas of Study

All students will study both Literature and Language across Key Stage 4 with final examinations at the end.

English Language will develop your skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. It enables you to express yourself creatively and imaginetively and to communicate with others effectively.

English Literature will teach you to appreciate the written word in all its forms and give you a greater understanding of classic texts.


English Language:  100% Examination 

Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing: 50%

Section A: Reading  One literature fiction text 

 Section B: Writing  Descriptive or narrative writing

Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives: 50%

Section A: Reading One fiction text and one literary non-fiction text

Section B: Writing Writing to present a viewpoint


English Literature:   100% Examination 

 Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel:  40%

Section A: Shakespeare - write in detail about an extract & then about the play as a whole

Section B: The 19th Century Novel - write in detail about an extract & then about the novel as a whole

Paper 2: Modern Texts & Poetry

Section A: Modern Texts - one essay question from a choice of two on their studied modern prose or drama text

Section B: Poetry - one comparative question on one named poem and printed on the paper and one other poem from their chosen anthology cluster

Section C: Unseen Poetry: one question each on two unseen poems and one comparative question

Core or option

Core Subject

Number of GCSE's/Equivalent

English Language - 1 GCSE    English Literature - 1 GCSE