Welcome to the English department!

As a department we endeavour to set work that is appropriate to the needs of all pupils, stretching and supporting all abilities.

In Key stage 3 we devise our own schemes of work in -house, and tailor our lesson plans and resources to match the needs of the pupils to prepare them for the demands of GCSE.

At Key stage 4 we follow the WJEC board’s syllabus for GCSE English Language and English Literature. These two courses provide challenge and re-inforce key skills that are taught lower down in the school.

Currently we offer at KS5 A-Level English Language, AQA Specification B and AS Level English Lierature AQA specifications.

We also offer re-sit opportunities for students in Year 12 or 13 who wish to gain a grade 4 or 5 in English and missed out at Key stage 4.

We believe in the English department that the teaching of English is vital. It is the tool that enables people to make their way through life successfully. We aim to produce enthusiastic readers, expressive writers and confident speakers!


Mrs L. Pratt, Head of English

Miss J Buttery, Teacher of English

Mrs K. Firth, SEN Coordinator 3-18

Mr D Pinder - Teacher of English

Mrs S Donaldson - Teacher of English


Our expectations for the classroom environment include an open mind, a willingness to meet a challenge and work to the best of their ability.

Practically, we expect students to be equipped with a pen, pencil, ruler, rubber and for KS4 a highlighter is essential!

We set valuable and supportive homework weekly, and give students a clear focus for it every week.


AS Level English Literature AQA B

A Level English Language AQA B.

For those with an enquiring mind as to how and why we use language in everyday life!

Revision Links

www.bbc.co.uk › Schools Home › Secondary - Ages 11-16






Resource Links


GCSE Guide.com

S-Cool! Revision Guide



Scheme of Work


Additional Information

If you have any questions for us, as a team, as a team, get in touch through the website!We have interventions, school trips and revision sessions running throughout the year to enhance the English experience – make sure you get involved!