All students study a range of texts across each year from Shakespeare, a 19th or 20th century novel, poetry and modern prose. At KS3, each week as homework, pupils complete a knowledge retrieval test based on what they have been studying in lessons. Upon arrival in year 7, all students complete a Reading Plus assessment and along with their SATS score, some students will work with Reading Plus and targeted intervention in order to catch up with their peers. At KS4, homework follows the Schemes of Learning in order for pupils to develop revision skills needed for the GCSEs.

The magic of studying English is that it gives us a chance to escape from the real world and become immersed in captivating stories, while helping us to better understand the world around us. We want every single one of our pupils to be confident communicators who can grapple with the best and most brilliant ideas from literature.

  • To access a detailed overview of the English Curriculum from Year 7 to 11 (and beyond) please click here.


At Key Stage 3 we use Personalised Learning Checklists. Please find below link to each year group:


At Key Stage 4 you will find the links below to the GCSE specification for our English Qualifications: