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English Curriculum

In English we will immerse ourselves in the power, complexity and variety of the English language. We will deepen our understanding of the ways written language shapes every aspect of the world we live in, and develop the potential of our own writing to serve as vehicle for analytical, critical and creative thinking.

We will develop out ‘literary landscape’ and expand our ‘cultural capital’, making us confident, independent and successful learners who achieve and appreciate the written word.

In Key Stage 3, we use a wide range of high quality and engaging texts to explore and develop pupils love of reading and understanding of the power and importance of language. Literature helps us make sense of the world around us. Ambitious and challenging, we filter down GCSE skills to pupils and complete transitional units at the end of year 9 to prepare pupils for their Key Stage 4 examinations.

In Key Stage 4, we begin the Key Stage 4 literature and language courses; two GCSE qualifications that test pupils reading and comprehension ability as well as their writing. Skills are transferable across both exams so the foundation laid in Key Stage 3 prepares pupils for success in both of these exams. Pupils sit all exams at the end of year 11. The papers are not tiered but classes are set appropriately to enhance pupil’s ability. Key Stage 4 follow the AQA English Language and Literature specification.

Departmental StaffJob Title
Ms S McQueenHead of English
Mrs S HalseyDeputy Leader English
Mrs R KellyAssistant Headteacher/SENCO
Mrs L Vallender Assistant Headteacher/Teacher of English
Mr S WalshAssistant Headteacher/Teacher of English
Miss R WinrowTeacher of English/Literacy Co-ordinator
Mr D MoretonTeacher of English
Mrs R JonesTeacher of English
Miss K Worrall Librarian

Applications for Year 7 (September 2022 Intake)

Our Open Evening took place on Thursday 16th September. If you were unable to attend, or wish to visit again during the school day, please contact the school office on 01942 510712 to arrange a tour from a member of the Senior Leadership Team. Please also take the time to watch many of the videos we’ve had produced to support in making this important decision on secondary school application.

Miss Cropper (Head of School) and Mr Walsh (Assistant Headteacher) will be at Ince Community Centre at 9am on Friday 1st October should you have any questions you’d like answering.

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