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English Staff

Mrs L Lyon – Head of Faculty

Miss J Barker – Deputy Head of English

Mrs D Beaumont – Deputy Head of English

Miss W Luke – Teacher of English

Miss K Lindsey – Teacher of English

Miss L Wright – Teacher of English

Miss L Robson – Teacher of English

Miss A Michaels – Teacher of English

Miss A Elliott –  Teacher of English

Learning Journey

English Learning Journey

Curriculum Journey


Key Stage 3

In year 7, students are introduced to KS3 English with the exciting novel Wild Boy by Rob Lloyd Jones which combines an understanding of the Victorian era with a thrilling detective story. Students then explore conflict through the study of poetry and letter writing. Shakespeare is introduced with A Midsummer Night’s Dream before students read a collection of short stories with shocking twists and turns.

In year 8, students focus on heroes and heroism through their study of the inspirational biography I Am Malala. They go on to discover new parts the world via poetry and travel writing before exploring Victorian Gothic extracts including Dracula. Finally, students develop their knowledge of Shakespeare by delving into his portrayal of women in a selection of his plays.

In year 9, the classic novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck lays the foundation of this transition year before students develop their poetry analysis skills whilst also creating character monologues. The year finishes with George Orwell’s Animal Farm and the award-winning Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman.


Key Stage 4

In year 10, students focus primarily on the Literature GCSE covering An Inspector Calls, A Christmas Carol, Romeo and Juliet, Poetry Anthology and Unseen Poetry. Writing skills are also developed through creative and persuasive writing. Students will complete their Spoken Language Endorsement during this year.

In year 11, the primary focus is the Language GCSE which includes analysis of unseen fiction and non-fiction extracts. Students also revise and refine their knowledge of the GCSE Literature texts.



Exam board: Eduqas

English Language:

Component 1 – 20th Century Literature: Reading and Creative Prose Writing

Component 2 – Non-Fiction: 19th and 21st Century Non-Fiction Reading and Persuasive Writing

Component 3 – Spoken Language Endorsement


English Literature:

Component 1 – Shakespeare and Poetry

Component 2 – Post 1914 Prose/ Drama, 19th Century Prose and Unseen Poetry


Why do we study English?

Think English GCSE will not help you in the career you have chosen? Whilst studying English you are constantly developing the following skills:

  • Communication

  • Team work

  • Empathy

  • Writing (All jobs require a CV/application form)

  • Research

  • Inference (Reading between the lines)

  • Analysis

  • Creativity

  • Organisation

Have a look at the different careers it can support!

English - Different careers


English - Where could English take your career?
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