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Home Key Stage 4


Subject leader:

  • Raynah Thomas


Subject staff:

  • Lead Practitioner (temp)– Laura Larkin
  • Lead Practitioner (maternity) – Nathalie Wright
  • KS4 Curriculum Expert – Gemma Partridge
  • KS3 Curriculum Expert – Noreen Healy
  • Teacher of English – David Connor
  • Teacher of English – Lynsey Wheeldon
  • Teacher of English – Stella Skillen
  • Teacher of English – Hinna Khan
  • Teacher of English – Laura Moore
  • Teacher of English – Emma Betts
  • Teacher of English –
  • EAL – Anna Simpson
  • EAL – Jane Apperley
  • EAL – (maternity) Anna Uduozo
  • Assistant Principal/Teacher of English – Anne Marie Keane


Key Stage 4 curriculum overview:


English Language

The course consists of Paper 1; Explorations in Creative Writing, and Paper 2; Writers’ Viewpoints and perspectives. Each paper is worth 50% of the final grade. Both papers cover reading and writing skills which enable pupils to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding.

Speaking and Listening is an endorsed component of the English course which requires students to participate in a speaking and listening presentation. Although Speaking and Listening doesn’t contribute to the final English grade, students do gain a certificate with either a distinction, merit, pass, or ‘not classified’.

English Literature

This course consist of two papers. In Paper 1,  students respond to questions on Shakespeare (Macbeth) and 19th Century Fiction (A Christmas Carol.) Paper 1 is worth 40% of the final mark. In Paper 2 students are assessed on their understanding of Modern Literature (An Inspector Calls) and a Poetry Anthology (Power and Conflict.) Within the poetry section, students compare two poems studied within the anthology as well as analysing unseen poems. Paper 2 is worth 60% of the overall grade.


Knowledge check dates:


Mid-term assessment dates:




Look out for your opportunity to purchase GCP Study Guides at discounted prices!

AQA Specimen papers & mark schemes



Language Paper 1 & 2:

Literature Paper 1 & 2:


Studywise ( with specimen papers)


Revision World – essay writing tips


Mr Bruff  Exam guidance


An Inspector Calls

Act 1

Young Vs Old


Mrs Birling

The Inspector

Jekyll & Hyde – Shmoop

BBC GCSE Bitesize

Macbeth – Shmoop

Animated Tales

No Fear Shakespeare ( Sparknotes)



Key Stage 4 GCSE Revision Club/Study Support – Thursday

Trips and visits offered:

Theatre trips and visiting theatre groups give students live experiences of some of their set texts.