To help prepare students for English Language and Literature GCSEs, students across all pathways will begin developing the skills needed to succeed in Key Stage Four and develop their love of literature.  Students will explore a range of fiction and non-fiction texts from different  time periods including: prose and poetry as well as developing their creative writing skills.  During KS3 English, students will develop their reading, writing, speaking and listening and grammar skills. This will be achieved through a range of creative, challenging and enjoyable approaches to prepare them for the challenge of GCSE study. 

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Year 7 Creative Writing - Myths and Legends The Novel (various choices made by pathway) Non-Fiction Writing 'The Play' Paper 1 preparation for Summer exam using poetry Shakespeare - Heroes and Villains (S&L)
Year 8 Creative Writing - Magic The Novel (various choices made by pathway) Non-Fiction Reading and Writing Mystery and Mayhem Poetry Paper 1 preparation for Summer exam Romeo and Juliet (S&L)
Year 9 The Novel War Poetry/Comparing two poems Short Stories and Creative Writing 19th Century Literature extract unit Paper 2 prep and Careers prep for CV and letter writing Intro to MacBeth

Assessment Tasks & Timings for KS3 English

Assessments for Year 7, 8 & 9 will be carried out on a half-termly basis linked to a reading or a writing focus. Students will be then be provided with extensive feedback on how to improve ready for the next assessment. They will be expected to carry out a DIRT task after each assessment. KS3 English assessments are thoroughly moderated by the English team.

Department Staff

Mrs J Arrow Head of Drama Contact
Mrs C Bavington Teacher of English Contact
Miss S Cattermole Teacher of English Contact
Mrs S Coombe Teacher of English Contact
Mr G Edwards Teacher of English Contact
Miss R Furey Teacher of English Contact
Mr M Gibson Deputy Headteacher, Curriculum Standards Contact
Mrs N Gilligan Teacher of English Contact
Mr M Harris Teacher of English Contact
Mrs S Hindson Head of English Contact
Miss C Lynch Teacher of English Contact
Miss K Mayes Teacher of English Contact
Mrs K Mulcahy Teacher of English Contact
Mrs J Wakeman Teacher of English Contact
Mrs K Wells Teacher of English Contact