Our next Parents' Information Evening is on Diversity, Equality and Discrimination - Tuesday 5 March, 6:30pm

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Sixth Form: 01423 818426


Miss H Gregg – Acting Assistant Head
Mr C Kilby – Acting Head of DepartmentKS3 img comp
Mrs K O’Leary-Hall – Lead Practitioner
Miss R Baker – Head of Media
Miss L Beecroft
Miss A Hayward-Shott – Head of Year 10
Miss R Lewis – Head of Year 9
Miss C Booth – Head of Drama
Miss H Bedford
Mrs H Wolfram
Miss G O’Rourke
Miss B Tamayo

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 at Key Stage 3

Key Stage 3 Schemes of Work and Assessment  
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Year 7 Plan

Year 8 Plan

Key Stage 4 Curriculum
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Year 9 Plan
English at 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 further information on the A levels, see below links:

KS5 English Language
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KS5 English Language 2017

KS5 English Literature
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KS5 English Literature 2017

KS5 English Language and Literature
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KS5 Language and Literature 2017