The English department seeks to enable all students to be independent, critical, literate and curious members of society who are prepared for life beyond school. We seek to expose students to a wide variety of enriching fiction and non-fiction texts throughout their time at Warden Park. This will be achieved by helping students to: have developed independent reading and writing skills; be regular, independent readers and writers of texts outside of lesson time; be able to communicate effectively and critically in the wider world; be prepared for their next steps; be able to achieve the grades that they aspire to.
How is English delivered at Warden Park?
Students study English for 8 lessons per fortnight from Years 7-11. We begin formal study of the GCSE courses from the start of Year 10: all students will study English Language GCSE and English Literature GCSE (both with AQA). We build independence through our specific approach to teaching English, as well as our fully differentiated reading lists for each unit of work and our innovative approach to assessment.