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English at The Bromfords School and Sixth Form College

The Bromfords English department has a committed staff with a range of expertise. We focus on improving both the verbal and written communication skills of students and preparing them for an ever-changing world and workforce. All Key Stage 3 students have 3 hours of English a week, Year 8 students also have an extra literacy hour. There is a clear focus on supporting students with targeted spelling and literacy initiatives, as well as challenging students to ensure that they are achieving their full potential in English. At Key stage 4 students following mainstream courses all have 4 hours of English a week. The GCSE course students complete will be dependent on their needs in this subject, and will be equivalent to either one or two GCSEs. The course will cover a full range of texts including poetry, plays, speaking and listening and novels. Students will be encouraged to develop their independent learning skills and read a range of texts in their personal time. At A Level we offer a choice of two courses: A Level Literature and A Level Language & Literature. Both are academically demanding courses that encourage students to develop their skills in reasoning, analysis and communication. The knowledge and skills gained through AS and A level English will benefit studies in many degree courses. There are many career opportunities for students who have studied English at a higher level: Television Teaching

Publishing Radio Politics Law Commerce Nursing

Journalism Police Service

English Website  
English Website  

English curriculum Website