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English Literature and English Language

Our curriculum for Key Stage 4 is designed to promote independent learning and high-quality engagement whilst ensuring the very best outcomes for learners, regardless of their starting points. By supporting pupils’ welfare and academic ability, we believe pupils achieve an enjoyment and preparation of English that often ignites a hunger to study English at KS5 and beyond. Our aim is to regularly challenge pupils to create and consider developed responses in a nurturing environment where students flourish.  

Modules taught are: 

  • ‘An Inspector Calls/Lord of the Flies’ 

  • 19th Century Novel - ‘Frankenstein/A Christmas Carol/Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde/The Sign of Four’ 

  • ‘Romeo & Juliet/Macbeth/A Merchant of Venice’ 

  • Power and Conflict Poetry 

  • Unseen Poetry 

  • Extracts from 19th/20th/21st Century 

  • Creative writing 

  • Writing to argue/persuade/inform