We aim to develop in students a genuine interest in and enthusiasm for the subject of English. We want our students to be creative and critical thinkers as well as to have the confidence to understand and to be able to use the English language in imaginative and constructive ways.
In a time of constant change, we endeavour to provide a strong, interesting and flexible curriculum, which meets the needs of individuals and groups of students in a wide variety of ways, as well as addressing the requirements of the National Curriculum. The curriculum is enriched by not only theatre and cinema trips but also by regular clubs and activities, such as The Film Society and reading groups, and opportunities to work with visiting writers and performers.
At key stage 4, students prepare for WJEC English Language and English Literature GCSE. English teachers also lead and deliver GCSE media studies, a highly successful and popular subject.
Students benefit from a highly committed and energetic team of expert English teachers who are passionate about providing students with the most engaging and relevant experience. GCSE exam results have improved annually due to our persistent drive to get the very best from all of our students. Our modern setting and excellent resources support us in this. In June, 2011, we were delighted to be rated as an outstanding faculty by Ofsted.
2012-2014 cohort controlled assessment dates*
* Dates are subject to slight changes and students will be notified in advance.
Key Stage three assessment descriptors are attached below. The “learning pathway” (e.g. 8-9) indicates the likely GCSE grade that a student may expect at the end of year 11, based upon both their current attainment and year of study.