Departmental Staff
Curriculum Leader:Ms J Constantine
Assistant Curriculum Leader/Key Stage 3 Lead:Mrs S Wills
Key Stage 5 Lead:Mr J Bulpett
Subject Teachers:Mrs K BloomfieldMs M Kelly
Mr S CastleMrs L Marques-Darling
Mrs J Deane (p/t)Miss J Smith
Miss E JarvisMiss J Stacey
Mrs J Naylor
SLT Line Manager:Mrs K Bloomfield

Key Stage 3 

At Key Stage 3 students have 8 lessons each fortnight and are banded into broad groups based on ability. The main programmes of work in each year of Key Stage 3 are summarised as follows with further details contained in schemes of work: 

Year 7 

  • Magical Worlds –  Using Harry Potter as a stimulus for creative writing and reading and analysing Alice in Wonderland
  • Mystery and Detection – Short stories of crime fiction
  • Narrative poetry – Ballads

Year 8 

  • Shakespearean Comedy – Reading A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Science in Fiction – Reading Frankenstein and learning about some of the science behind it
  • Diversity in fiction – Reading The Bone Sparrow Fantasy – Reading The Graveyard Book or The Lie Tree

Year 9 

  • Classic and Gothic Literature – Reading Jekyll and Hyde or Woman in Black
  • Happy Ever After? – Reading Romeo and Juliet
  • Innocence and Experience – Modern and historical war poetry
  • Diversity in Fiction – Reading My Name is Leon

Key Stage 4 

GCSE English is a core subject and is studied by all students at Key Stage 4. All students study for the GCSE in English Language and the GCSE in English Literature.  There is also a Speaking and Listening Exam. 

At Key Stage 4 we offer a choice of the following courses: 

Key Stage 5 

At Key Stage 5 we offer a choice of the following courses (please click on the links below to visit the Sixth Form Website):