Our learning pathways in English are tailored to the interests and individual needs of the pupils that we teach. Our aim is to ensure that each student leaves us with the literacy skills they require to be successful in their future lives. We offer a diverse and exciting range of texts, media sources and interactive activities, which both enrich and enthuse student’s subject knowledge and help them understand the world outside of school.

We strive to help each pupil develop and secure their confidence in communicating in the key areas of speaking and listening, reading and writing.


Each year group has the opportunity to study popular and thought-provoking texts taken from a range of authors these include titles such as ‘Private Peaceful, ‘Sherlock Holmes’ and ‘The Hunger Games’. Each text explores different themes and contexts and allows students to discover many genres and encourage a lasting love of reading.

Students also learn how to develop their writing abilities by undertaking a wide variety of learning activities that improve their language and presentation skills. In studying and experimenting with fiction, non-fiction and media texts students are developing lifelong literacy skills.


In KS4 the pupils build upon the literacy skills they have developed within KS3, and continue to extend these in greater depth through a varied and detailed curriculum. Work related activities are undertaken to help prepare for life beyond school in both study and careers. Students are encouraged and supported in challenging discussions themed on real life cultural, moral and social issues.

In addition students are supported in learning key exam communication skills.  Students have the opportunity to undertake various accreditations including GCSE English, GCSE Media and Functional skills qualifications.