The English department at Wolverley CE Secondary School aims to support student progress for each individual.
It is our aim to help students develop a lifelong love of reading through diverse and inspiring English lessons.
In addition, we aim to help all pupils develop key analytical and critical thinking skills through thought-provoking schemes of work.
Pupils have the chance to study the traditional literature of Dickens and Shakespeare throughout KS3 and KS4, alongside diverse modern texts including novels like Northern Lights and Mandela’s gripping autobiography Long Walk to Freedom.
Through this rich variety of stimulating texts, pupils are challenged to discuss issues relevant to modern society. In this way, we aim to raise pupils’ cultural capital and give them the opportunity to understand their place within a rapidly changing world.
In lessons we offer all pupils opportunities to develop key oracy skills through speaking and listening tasks, including discussion and presentation.
At the end of their journey in English, we wish for all pupils to have gained or exceeded their GCSE target levels.
Furthermore, we hope that the key analytical and oracy skills developed with us will help all pupils reach their potential within their chosen career.