The main aim of the English curriculum is to improve students’ communication skills through practising reading, writing, speaking and listening; we aim to ensure that all students leave with the reading and writing skills needed to access the next stage in their lives.  In their English lessons, students will read a range of texts including literature and non-fiction and develop their skills of decoding, comprehension and analysis, together with the production of both functional and creative texts.  The KS3 curriculum is predominantly thematically driven in order to give students the ability to study a wide range of texts and to lay the basis for success at GCSE. At KS4, students have the option of taking a Function Skills qualification, or to sit the English Language GCSE. Some students will go on to study English Literature.

AQA | English | Functional Skills | English

AQA | English | GCSE | English Language

AQA | English | GCSE | English Literature

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