Teaching English following the English National Curriculum aims to develop and promote students’ literacy skills, equipping them with the language skills necessary to have a strong command of written and spoken English. It also aims to ensure that students appreciate a variety of literary heritage and develop their confidence in voicing their opinions and debating a variety of topics.

If your child reads, they will succeed- it’s that simple. Bali Rai


At KS3, we build on the skills and knowledge that students learned at KS2. Students study a variety of non-fiction and fiction texts to include prose, poetry and drama. Through varied units, students are provided with the opportunity to increase the breadth and depth in reading, writing, speaking and listening. Students are also challenged and encouraged to develop their analytical skills and produce original and critical responses. Students also develop an appreciation and love for reading. They are always encouraged to read challenging texts of their choice.


We offer two different English courses at KS4. Students are placed in the course relevant to them by the end of their KS3 course: English as a Second Language: During this two-year course, students' language skills are solidified through eight different units using a variety of nonfiction and fiction texts. Students develop their vocabulary, grammatical structures as well as their comprehension skills. Their spoken language is developed through discussion and debates around a variety of topics and current affairs. Students are assessed on all language skills at the end of the course following Camdrige exam board.

This course offers two GCSEs:

The English Language aims to develop students’ ability to investigative and analyse a variety of seen and unseen texts, drawing on personal experience. It tests students’ ability to read for meaning and to write for different audiences and purposes.

The English Literature course, students explore texts from a personal perspective. Students are offered the opportunity to experience Literature of today, and from the Literary Heritage. They study a range of texts from different genres and learn poetry, prose and drama.


English Literature:

This module supports an in-depth exploration of a range of classic and modern texts, ranging from poetry and plays to fiction. Students are supported to examine methods used by a writer and to develop a personal response to a range of literature. In the first year of the course, they gain a closer appreciation of dramatic tragedy and how a sense of place is explored by a writer. The second year scaffolds elements of crime and mystery and examines literary representations in greater detail.

English Language:

This course not only provides students with the toolkits for both writing and analysis of English texts, it also gives students the opportunity to study topics in an array of disciplines including linguistics, psychology, history of English, sociolinguistics and neuroscience. Students are encouraged to look in depth at language to decipher political language, conversational language and language used in a wide breadth of contexts. An understanding of intriguing concepts is developed in the fields of child language acquisition, language change, Engli

Secondary English - KS4/5 Co-ord - Ms. Melanie

Secondary English - KS3 Co-ord - Ms. Imaan