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The English department offers a comprehensive and engaging curriculum for students to learn and thrive. From middle school to sixth form, students study a broad range of texts that strive to enthuse, interest and engage. The department also offers a wide range of enrichment opportunities and extra-curricular activities to further enhance students’ learning.

Middle School

In an exciting and forward-thinking department, students benefit from an intensive KS3 programme of study, designed to engage, enthuse and expose students to a range of literature.   

Year 7, 8  and 9 students study creative writing, language analysis based on a non-fiction text, novels, Shakespeare plays and a variety of poems. Students following the Langton pathway work through a more challenging scheme which prepares these students for possible early entry to GCSE English Literature.


Senior School

Throughout Years 10 and 11, students will begin their GCSE journey in English Literature and English Language. They will read and understand the following texts Macbeth by William Shakespeare, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson and Animal Farm by George Orwell. They will also explore, annotate and analyse a variety of poems from the Conflict section of the GCSE poetry anthology. Throughout their two exam years, students will develop the skills of inference, analysis and evaluation for reading texts, and content, organisation and SPaG for writing texts.

Sixth Form

Our increasingly popular sixth form offers AS/A-Level qualifications in English Literature, English Language and English Literature and Language combined.