"Reading isn’t important because it helps to get you a job. It’s important because it gives you room to exist beyond the reality you’re given."

Matt Haig



Subject Staff

Name Role Contact

Miss M Hayes

Head of Department Contact

Miss E Vedick

Assistant Head of English Contact

Miss A Worsley

Assistant Headteacher  Contact

Mr N Cheesbrough 

Classroom Teacher Contact

Mr M Nesbitt 

Classroom Teacher Contact

Miss M Timperley 

Classroom Teacher Contact









Our Intent:

English is empowering.

Our curriculum strives to enable our pupils to understand and interrogate different types of writing, appreciating how writers have crafted their texts for specific purposes in a range of contexts. Armed with this knowledge, our pupils will be active readers for life, interpreting and questioning the information they are given.

Through the study of a diverse range of literature, our pupils will learn about worlds beyond the reality they have been given and hear from voices which may be different to those around them. They will learn how canonical classics and modern masterpieces both reflect and shape their historical and social contexts. 

Pupils will learn to use language in a way which will give them a voice. A voice to reflect on and evaluate their own and others’ viewpoints and perspectives.   A voice that is creative and communicates their ideas in a purposeful and effective way.   A voice to influence others and empower their future selves.

English will give them the power to go out into the world knowing more, understanding more and having more to say.  


View English Curriculum - Roadmap Overview


KS3 overview of units:

  Term 1 Topics Term 2 Topics Term 3 Topics Detailed Overview Curriculum Roadmap
Year 7

Young voices: I Am Malala 

Villains and the influence of Literature: Richard III 

Exploration of the gothic 

Adventure from another world: Trash

Making a difference: charity writing and speeches 

Understanding identity: poetry from other cultures and traditions

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Year 8

Exploration: travel writing 


Bildungsroman: Great Expectations

Rebellious voices: protest poetry across time 

The Monster within: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Moral tales across time 

Understanding tragedy: Romeo and Juliet

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Year 9

Different experiences: short stories 

The Power of Allegory: Animal Farm

War poetry across time 

Modern drama: A View from the Bridge

Dystopian fiction: Lord of the Flies 

Expressing ideas through spoken language

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Parents / carers can best support pupils by: Encouraging reading of fiction and nonfiction by reading at home and talking about what has been read. Looking through pupils' books and talking about work completed is also helpful.


Key Stage 4: 

Eduqas English Language and Literature:  

Web link to specification: 




  Term 1 Topics Term 2 Topics Term 3 Topics
Year 10

Language: nonfiction writing and reading 19th century nonfiction 

Literature: A Christmas Carol and poetry

Language: reading 20th century fiction and prose writing 

Literature: A Christmas Carol and An Inspector Calls 

Language: nonfiction writing and comparing 19th and 21st century nonfiction 

Literature: An Inspector Calls and Macbeth

Year 11

Language: prose writing and reading 20th century fiction

Literature: Unseen Poetry and A Christmas Carol

Language: comparing 19th and 21st century nonfiction and nonfiction writing  

Literature: An Inspector Calls and Macbeth

Language: preparation for exams 

Literature: preparation for exams 













Paper 1 Language Component 1 (fiction reading and writing)  1 hour 45 minutes  40% of qualification  

Paper 2 

Language Component 2 (nonfiction reading and writing) 

2 hours 

60% of qualification 

Paper 3 

Literature Component 1 (Macbeth and anthology poetry) 

2 hours 

40 % of qualification 

Paper 4 

Literature Component 2 (An Inspector Calls, A Christmas Carol and unseen poetry) 

2 hours 30 minutes 

60 % of qualification 









Parents / carers can best support pupils by: Reading set texts with pupils and discussing them, which could include using audiobooks or film versions. Asking pupils about what they are studying and what they need to revise is also useful as it helps them to think about the subject and their needs. 


Additional materials to support study and revision:

Resource Link

Language Component 1 guide 

Link to pdf 

Language Component 2 guide 

Link to pdf 

Transactional writing guide 

Link to pdf 

Literature Component 1 guide 

Link to pdf 

Literature Component 2 guide 

Link to pdf 

Macbeth key extracts booklet

Link to pdf

An Inspector Calls key extracts booklet

Link to pdf

A Christmas Carol key extracts booklet

Link to pdf

Anthology poetry guide 

Link to pdf 

Aiming for 7-9 in English 

Link to pdf 

CGP Eduqas English Language  complete revision and practice 


CGP text guides, workbooks and revision cards 




No Fear Shakespeare 





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