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English

What’s it all about?

At Orchard School, our Key Stage 3 programme of study has been designed to develop literacy skills as well as promoting the belief that all students can achieve success in English. 

This is achieved by a careful approach which encourages interactive lessons and dynamic teaching. 

Students are taught in mixed ability groups and are regularly assessed to ensure that they are taught according to their specific learning requirements.

Key Stage 4 students are set by ability and follow both GCSE English Language and English Literature. 

IN BRIEF: English is a vital subject in which you develop your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills – essentially it is all about communicating successfully.

Curriculum content

Our students have 4 lessons per week of English at Key Stage 3 and 5 lessons per week at Key Stage 4.
You can click these links to view our English curriculum content overviews:
Year 7Year 8Year 9Year 10Year 11.

Staff:

  • Jennifer Marsh BScEcon (hons), MSc, PGCE - Head of Faculty
  • Abigail Cooper, BA (hons), PGDE - Second in Faculty
  • Timmy Garrett BA (hons), PGCE
  • Estella Nelson, BA (hons), PGCE 
  • Arun Sharma, BA (hons), PGCE
  • Sophie Wiltshire, BSc (hons), PGCE
  • Robert Flitter, BA (hons), MA, QTS
  • Kirsty Newcombe, BA (hons), PGCE
  • Sarah Barker, BA (hons), MA, PGCE

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