English Department

The aim of the English Department is to ensure that each pupil attains their full potential at Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. It is one of the most successful departments in the school, consistently achieving very good results.

We offer as broad a base as possible, developing skills in both Language and Literature, so enabling students to communicate effectively throughout their lives. We develop students’ abilities through a wide range of teaching styles and the quality of teaching is very good. Learning occurs in a well-structured manner in the classroom and pupils are offered additional revision classes at all key stages.

There is a well-established system of regular assessments and all pupils are set regular targets, in order that they achieve their best possible level or grade. Staff work closely with teaching assistants, to ensure that the needs of all pupils are met. There is clear evidence of differentiated work, related to both long-term and short-term target-setting.

As a result of the above points, students leave St. Mary’s as well-rounded and high achieving individuals, well equipped for their future lives.

English Curriculum