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The English department at Kingswood School focuses on helping students to become lifelong readers, writers and thinkers. Our goal is that students will leave us as independent, imaginative adults who are both confident and accurate in their expression, and that they will continue to be curious and critical throughout their lives.

As a department, we are clear about our commitment to the development of independent, autonomous learners. We wholeheartedly believe that it is our responsibility to instil a passion for our subject within our students. Students are encouraged to think both creatively and critically, and their development in these areas is structured and supported. We believe that these pupils will grow into compassionate adults who are capable of reflecting upon experience with empathy and humility.

Key Stage 3

At KS3, pupils follow a bespoke curriculum that encourages them to think, to enjoy English and to develop as readers and writers. The English department at Kingswood School believes in helping students to develop into lifelong readers, writers and thinkers. Pupils will become independent, imaginative students who are increasingly confident and accurate in their written expression.

We wholeheartedly believe that it is our responsibility to instil pupils with a passion for our subject, encouraging them to become lifelong literary explorers who takes delight in reading, writing and thinking. They will be encouraged to think both creatively and critically, and their development in these areas will be structured and supported.

GCSE

At KS4, pupils study for both OCR English Literature and OCR English Language GCSE qualifications.

Pupils will be able to develop their ideas fully in writing, using a variety of formats. In discussions, students will develop ideas, present their views formally and take part in role-play. They will learn how to read literary texts, including Shakespeare, drama, poetry and contemporary prose, and will develop the ability to analyse and to write informed personal responses.

A-Level - English Literature

At A-Level, pupils follow the AQA specification. Our choices of exam board and curriculum reflect our commitment to the ways in which we would like our students to develop.