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Mrs C Green (Leader of Learning)
Mrs N Corner
Mrs A McKeown
Miss J McKibbin
Mr P O’Halloran
Mr A Black
Miss J Berry
Mr N McIlhatton
Ms C Ryder
Miss N Wellington
Ms A Hanna
Mrs J Smyth

English is taught to all pupils at KS3.

We strive to make English an enjoyable and rich part of the curriculum through:

  • Active lessons which engage all students including visiting writers, speakers and poets.
  • Allowing students to influence the choice of texts for study
  • Enabling students to raise their literacy standards: reading partnerships, literacy workshops
  • Enabling them to develop their confidence in all areas of English: public speaking competitions, writing competitions.

Enriching all students of every ability with a range of classic and modern literature GCSE English and English Literature: At GCSE we deliver the CCEA specification. For specifications please click here:  English Language 

  • This Specification has 4 units
  • Unit 1: Writing for Purpose and Audience and Reading to Access Non-fiction and Media Texts- 30%  External written examination 1 hour 45 mins. Students complete five tasks.
  • Unit 2: Speaking and Listening Controlled assessment – 20% Teachers mark the tasks, and CCEA moderate the results.
  • Unit 3: Studying Spoken and Written Language Controlled assessment 20%
  • Unit 4: Personal or Creative Writing and Reading Literary and Non-fiction Texts -30%
  • External written examination 1 hour 45 mins Students complete four tasks.

English Literature 

  • The specification has three units:
    • Unit 1: The Study of Prose –  30% External exam 1 hour 45 mins.
    • Students answer two questions, one from Section A and the set question in Section B.
    • Unit 2: The Study of Drama and Poetry- 50% External exam 2 hours.
    • Students answer two questions, one from Section A and one from Section B.
    • Unit 3: The Study of Shakespeare- 20% Controlled assessment 2 hours.
    • Students complete one task: an extended writing question based on a theme.

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