English 2


The overarching aim for English is to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment.

Our English curriculum follows a mastery approach whereby content is covered in depth to ensure that our students have the tools to succeed in both SATs and GCSEs.

The KS2 and KS3 English Department is staffed with highly skilled Middle Leaders and Senior Leaders, who specialise in a range of key stages, with years of experience in teaching English Language and Literature at GCSE and A-level prior to joining our team.

Staff take pride in their own continual professional development to ensure that consistent provision is made for our more able students and that subject knowledge is of the highest standard, thus breeding a culture of academia and success.

Curriculum Maps - English

Curriculum Map

English teaching aims to promote a love of reading through and varied selection of texts from a wide range of genres. The reading is selected to be increasingly challenging and develop independent reading skills. To support this, students are taught contexts to texts so they consider the influences of the era, and the writer’s intention. Children are encouraged to establish a love of writing creatively with technical accuracy, fluency and flair. Learners consolidate and build upon their knowledge and understanding of grammatical terminology, and apply this within their writing.

In addition to this, pupils are given opportunities to express themselves through spoken language, and develop confidence in presenting well planned and structured work. Pupils are provided with the opportunity to debate a range of topics, building on social skills and broadening their verbal communication abilities. This lays the foundation for the next phase in their education, establishing and embedding key techniques necessary for the study of GCSE.


Children have a writing and reading core assessment in every unit of work and this, together with their day-to day work in lessons is used to judge attainment and progress.

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