English

The English department offers a comprehensive and engaging curriculum for students to learn and thrive. From middle school to sixth form, students study a broad range of texts that strive to enthuse, interest and engage. The department also offers a wide range of enrichment opportunities and extra-curricular activities to further enhance students’ learning.

Middle School

In an exciting and forward-thinking department, students benefit from an intensive KS3 programme of study, designed to engage, enthuse and expose students to a range of literature.   

Year 7 and Year 8 students study creative writing, language analysis based on a non-fiction text, novels, Shakespeare plays and a variety of poems. Students following the Langton pathway work through a more challenging scheme which prepares these students for possible early entry to GCSE English Literature.

In Year 9 students begin to explore the GCSE curriculum.  They study a contemporary novel, a set GCSE text for English Literature and analyse the Shakespeare play, Macbeth. Students explore, thematically, a range of challenging poems and study the fundamental skills necessary to tackle GCSE examinations, including accurate writing and analysis skills

 

Senior School

In Year 10 students continue the GCSE curriculum studying English Literature texts. Students develop exam based analysis skills linked to the four literature texts: Macbeth, Jekyll and Hyde, Animal Farm and a collection of poems under the theme of conflict.  

In Year 11 students study the GCSE curriculum for both English literature and English language. Students continue to learn and develop their analysis and creative writing skills looking at both non-fiction and fiction texts 

Sixth Form

Our increasingly popular sixth form offers AS/A-Level qualifications in English Literature, English Language and English Literature and Language combined.