English Curriculum

  • All students are different and have different starting points in their reading, writing and oracy skills.  We intend to provide all our students the opportunity to build on their KS2 learning in English to enable them to move through their secondary education in a way that enables them to make strides in their learning through a variety of different learning approaches that encourage enthusiasm, curiosity and enjoyment in the study of English Language and Literature.
  • Students will work towards challenging goals which they had set themselves with guidance from their teacher.  These goals are clear and provide a framework for progress towards GCSE success enabling students to reflect on how to take ownership of their own progress.
  • A love of reading and proficient literacy skills are a key skill for life; it is our intent to enthuse pupils to understand and harness the power of words in both a written and spoken form.
  • Inspiring students to believe that ‘Life is what you make it,’ any goal is achievable with personal commitment supported by their teacher.
  • All learning in the English faculty is about aiming for excellence!  We work together as a team of students and staff achieve the best that we can.

Teaching and Learning

At Shevington High School, we aim to stimulate lasting pupil curiosity, interest and enjoyment in English and Media as well to provide all pupils with the literacy skills that they will require for their future success. We work tirelessly to create an atmosphere where pupils wish to learn. This in turn will enable each pupil to achieve the highest possible level of achievement.

We work hard to develop and sustain in pupils the habit of reading and encourage pupils to value reading for pleasure and as an important skill for life. We ensure that we introduce pupils to a wide range of materials including the work of classic British authors. We also aim to lead by example in order that pupils develop a range of interpersonal qualities such as politeness, perseverance, initiative, confidence and independence.

Students are assessed in a variety of different ways in English based upon the mastery of a variety of core literacy skills. Each topic incorporates a broad range of skills that challenge all abilities and allows for incremental progress throughout all years.


Year 7 – 4 hour per week

Year 8-  4 hour per week

Year 9 – 5 hour per week

Year 10-  4 hour per week

Year 11 – 4 hour per week



Mrs Lloyd- Head of English

Miss C Worsley  – 2nd in Faculty/Teacher of English

Mrs Harwood-Teacher of English

Mr Lunt-Teacher of English

Mrs Gleeson-Teacher of English

Miss Reid-Teacher of English

Mrs Douglas – Teacher of English

Mrs Fowles – Teacher of English