“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” – Albert Einstein

English provides learners with skills essential for their studies across the curriculum and throughout their adult lives. The skills we teach our learners are essential for the workplace and everyday life, promoting independent and creative thinking.

English at Bishopton:

During years seven, eight and nine we deliver a personalised programme of study to our students, with our focus being on the stage of learning the student is currently at, not the age of a student.

Units of work studied over the year include:

  • Exploring different genres of fictional texts
  • Conflict writing from World War I and World War II
  • The study of a whole novel
  • Non-fiction writing
  • The study of a Shakespearean play

The key concepts studied during years seven, eight and nine, have been chosen to prepare students for their reintegration into mainstream school and their transition to GCSE.

KS4 English

During years ten and eleven, we offer a two-year GCSE programme of study. All our students are expected to follow both GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature.  We believe that the study of English enables students to access other cultures and traditions through a variety of texts.
Our curriculum also prepares students for the use of English Language in later life. We support our students with mastering practical skills such as constructing a letter or email to inform, argue or persuade. All students are entered for Functional Skills in English, ensuring they develop, and master these vital life skills before they leave secondary education.
We are a strong team of specialist teachers and teaching assistants who are dedicated to supporting all students in achieving their full potential, whilst attending our school.’

Mrs Campbell, Head of English.

English teaching staff : Mrs Campbell, Miss Glew, Miss Walsh (Primary) Mr Thompson (Home tuition & school)

Supporting your child

Parent Teaching & Learning Overview KS3 only

Parent Teaching & Learning Overview

Below are a list of websites that will help with your child’s learning..


GCSE Bitesize – GCSE help and guides

Englishbiz – English & English Literature Skills – Focused GCSE Help

S-Cool – Revision Website

Education Quizzes – Revision Website

KS4 English Language and Literature Curriculum Overview Sept 2018-2020

Literacy Policy

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