Our aim is to help students deepen and broaden their knowledge, skills and understanding of English while fostering a love of reading and writing. We work to develop essential skills to promote students’ progress in all aspects of the subject.

We will help students to become enthusiastic and critical readers of stories, poetry and drama as well as non-fiction and media texts, gaining access to the pleasure and world of knowledge that reading offers. By looking at the patterns, structures, origins and conventions of English we help students understand how language works.

Using this understanding, students can choose and adapt what they say and write in different situations, as well as appreciate and interpret the choices made by other writers and speakers. A strong emphasis is placed on learning and securing basic literacy skills.

Year 7 & 8 Key Skills Booklet

To support your child develop in the essential key skills in English we have created the documents below. These booklets contains a series of activities and resources to help your child develop in each of the key areas. During year 7 and 8 you will receive an English Subject report which will identify the key skills your son/daughter needs to work on.

Year 7 English Key Skills Booklet

Year 8 English Key Skills Booklet

Exam Details:

English Language – G.C.S.E – Eduqas

English Literature – G.C.S.E – Eduqas

Department Team:

Name Responsibilty Email (HOD/2nd or staff with responsibility)
Kate Harper Head of English kateharper@graceacademy.org.uk
Rachael McKeown Deputy Head of English rachaelmckeown@graceacademy.org.uk