The English Department offers an exciting curriculum.  Students study a range of appealing texts from a variety of genres, cultures and eras.  Studying English provides the opportunity to be creative and express your own opinions.  Lessons offer a combination of interactive activities, individual work, paired work, group work and Drama.  The teachers are enthusiastic and committed to encouraging young people to achieve well.

Students study two GCSEs in English Language and English Literature.  From year 7 – 11, students will experience an interesting and varied programme of study which includes a range of fiction and non- fiction, Shakespeare, poetry, as well as plays.  Our 3 year KS4 period will allow for GCSE texts to be studied in greater depth so that students will have the maximum chance to reach their full potential.  We follow Edexcel (Pearson) examination board for English language and Literature (steps 9-1) and for A level English Literature.

Tracking and monitoring of pupil progress is an essential part of what we do in the English department. Students are given accurate feedback in many ways. Teachers ensure that students are involved in the close monitoring of their own levels or grades early in the year to ensure that they know how well they are doing and how they can improve.  This allows students and parents to be involved in their learning and achievement and provides students with the best chance to achieve their potential and beyond.

As a department, we are keen to ensure that all students receive the support they need to enable them to achieve to the best of their ability.  The English Department is also committed to ensuring that students’ progress is not limited to their work in lessons.  In addition to the excellent curriculum provided for students during the school day, there is also a variety of clubs which students can benefit from as well as theatre trips and visits throughout the year.

The English Department seeks to provide a rich and varied education for all students and strives to provide them with the opportunity to achieve in every way.

Department Members

  • Ms Mistry - Curriculum Leader
  • Miss Rahman - English teacher
  • Mr Govinden - English teacher
  • Miss Suleman - English teacher
  • Miss Wickings - English teacher
  • Mrs Steward - English (Cover Tutor)

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  • September 18, 2018 Year 12 students have been signing up for the Autumn programme of NCS which offers amazing employability and leadership skills.
  • March 7, 2018 45 students enjoyed a wonderful performance of Much Ado about Nothing at Shakespeare's Globe theatre last night.
  • November 3, 2017 The 6th Form have joined the 'time to change' campaign helping young people with mental health issues.
  • October 19, 2017 Year 8s presenting the 2017 harvest collection of tins, pasta, & long life food to Steve Hunt of Purley Food Hub for local families in need. Read more
  • October 17, 2017 Yr8 members of the Student Voice were given a tour of City Hall, its 9th floor where 'The Apprentice' is filmed, & learnt about the GLA. Read more
  • October 4, 2017 The school open evening will take place this Thursday, 5th October, between 6pm - 9:30pm.
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