Masterclasses are being offered for Y5 and Y6 children from our feeder schools & parishes, see link for details     Save the date - Thursday 29 June. A Senior Concert is being held at Harrogate Theatre, more details to follow.

Main Office: 01423 887254
Sixth Form: 01423 818426


Miss H Gregg (Head of Department)
Mr C Kilby (Second in department)KS3 img comp
Mrs J Langstaff (Deputy Headteacher)
Mrs K O’Leary-Hall (Lead Practitioner)
Miss E Stokes (Head of Media)
Miss H Bedford
Miss A Hayward-Shott (Head of year 8)
Miss R Lewis (Head of year 11)
Mrs H Wolfram
Mrs P Muirhead
Miss G O’Rourke
Miss L Beecroft
Miss S Lane
Miss C Booth (Head of Drama)

Departmental Aims
The English Department at St. John Fisher has a shared desire to both raise achievement and to encourage personal growth through an engaging and challenging curriculum. We view English as being vital to the social, cultural and intellectual development required to ensure that students leave school prepared for the increasingly complex 21st century.

Within the department we apply a growth mindset approach to  encourage students to constantly strive to improve. The department aims to personalise its curriculum for individual learners aKS3 img2nd promotes active learning strategies to improve engagement in the subject area.

The department’s vision is to produce articulate, fluent, effective and confident speakers and effective and active listeners who can write with confidence, flair and precision. Through a wide range of enrichment such as author visits, theatre trips, writing clubs and trips we hope that students leave us as life-long readers with an appreciation for the written word. We are also aware of the important role played by ICT and media and encourage students to become critical readers of 21st century media.


Key Stage 3 Curriculum
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English Key Stage 3
Key Stage 3 Schemes of Work and Assessment  
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Year 7 PlanEnglish 3
Year 8 Plan
Year 9 Plan

Key Stage 4 Curriculum
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English Key Stage 4
Key Stage 4 Schemes of Work and Assessment
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Key Stage 4 Final Examination Structure
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Final Exams

Key Stage 5
The department delivers three A levels: English Language, English Literature and English Language and Literature. Teaching groups are mixed ability and teachers therefore plan for a variety of learning activities to support all students as they embrace the challenges of A level study.
For more information, please refer to the Sixth Form School Prospectus:
SASJF Sixth Form Prospectus 2017
English Literature – page 25
English Literature – page 26
English Language and Literature – page 27