What’s new this Year?

  • Literacy interventions for all pupils in Key Stage 3
  • A refurbished English classroom
  • A suite of English teaching rooms
  • New classroom resources for lower and higher ability pupils
  • A new teacher with a great track record of excellent results


In Year 7, 8 and 9 your child will study...

In Years 7, 8 and 9 there are four English lessons a week. Pupils are placed into ability groups based on their Key Stage 2 test and  teacher assessment. In Years 7, 8 and 9 pupils complete topic based Schemes of Work which develop their reading, writing and speaking and listening skills in line with the new Key Stage 3 Programme of Study. These focus on areas such as adventure, gothic horror stories and nature.


In Year 10 and Year 11 your child will study…

AQA GCSE English Language and English Literature

Pupils gain 2 GCSEs in English whilst at Parkside. The AQA English Language course covers the reading and writing of both fiction and non fiction texts. In order to gain a GCSE in English Language, pupils must sit two examinations in the summer of Year 11. The AQA English Literature course comprises of the study of Shakespeare, contemporary drama, poetry and whole novels. Assessment is through two examinations in the summer of Year 11.



If you would like further information please contact...



Miss S Boak

Director of English