KS4 pupils will study the AQA two year GCSE curriculum, culminating in their final GCSE exams.
AQA English Language: https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/english/gcse/english-language-8700
AQA English Literature: https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/english/gcse/english-literature-8702
Pupils will study the compulsory elements of GSCE Literature: Shakespeare; Modern Text; 19th Century; Love and Relationships Anthology and Unseen Poetry.
Pupils will study the compulsory elements of GCSE Language: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing and Writers’ Viewpoints and Opinions.
Pupils are provided with many opportunities to support their learning, beyond the classroom, and are given opportunities to watch a live-streamed performance of the chosen Shakespeare play, every KS4 pupil has 60 minutes of English intervention every week, during form times and there are English master classes held, as an extra-curricular club.
Pupils are fortunate to have the benefit of having GCSE examiners working in the department; this allows for exam and examiner master-classes, throughout the duration of their GCSE English studies.