English at Macmillan Academy, however, is not simply about providing skills for other subjects.
It will be a challenging, thought-provoking, stimulating and relevant subject in its own right. You will be taught to analyse a range of texts across a variety of media, including newspapers, advertising, films and novels, expanding your knowledge of the world and yourself! Our Key Stage 3 curriculum interweaves exciting new, and classic, novels and drama texts with non-fiction texts, different media forms and issues from the world around us. At the core of all our Key Stage 3 learning are the foundations of reading, writing and speaking & listening skills; we aim to foster a secure skills base in all three areas whilst stretching students to experiment and develop new areas of expertise.
In English we offer both Language GCSE and Literature GCSE to all our students. These courses develop the students’ abilities in both reading and writing, as well as exposing them to literary texts. After Key Stage 4 you might go into the Sixth Form to study 'A' Levels in English Language or English Literature, courses which develop analytical skills and critical writing.
|Mrs S Colabella||Head of Department|
|Ms K Carey||Lead Practioner|
|Miss K Groom||KS3 Co-ordinator for English|
|Mr C Ball||English teacher and Head of Year 11|
|Mrs S Simpson||English Teacher (post-16)|
|Mrs J Glancey||English Teacher (post-16)|
|Mrs S Lambert||English Teacher|
|Mrs S Latham||English Teacher (post-16)|
|Mr M Dunning||English Teacher (post-16)|
|Miss V Greer||English Teacher|
|Mr T Smith||English Teacher|
|Mr C Stevens||English Teacher (post-16)|
|Mrs M Peacock||English Teacher (post-16)|
|Ms S Merritt||KS 4 Co-ordinator for English|
|Mrs B Whiting||English Support|
|Ms V Clements||Learning Mentor for English|