Curriculum Overview and Subjects

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The purpose of the English curriculum at The Howard School is:

  • to enable our students to develop an appreciation of how language can be adapted and manipulated to achieve different purposes - for them to use themselves and to understand when the power of language affects them
  • to enable our students to communicate with confidence in a variety of forms (including both written and spoken), in the real world, for different purposes and audiences
  • to provide our students with an insight into human nature, society, morality, and life across the ages by exploring a wealth of literary and non-literary texts
  • to encourage our students to be open-minded and receptive to the world and those in it
  • to encourage our students to challenge and question the world around them.




Ms Anglin AHT
Ms Brown Teacher of English
Mr Clark Teacher of English
Ms Covney Teaching and Learning Coordinator (dept.)
Ms  Floyd Teacher of English
Ms  Gibson Teacher of English
Ms Gower Professional Mentor
Mr  Lucioni DHT
Ms  Magill Literacy Coordinator
Mr Martin DHOD Joint
Mr May Senior Professional Mentor
Mr Mulronney HOD
Ms  Parish AHT
Mr Webb DHOD Joint
Ms Willimas Teacher of English
Mr  Wood Teacher of English

Key Stage 3

English has a pre-eminent place in education and in society. A high-quality education in English will teach pupils to speak and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others and through their reading and listening, others can communicate with them. Through reading in particular, pupils have a chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. Literature, especially, plays a key role in such development. Reading also enables pupils both to acquire knowledge and to build on what they already know. All the skills of language are essential to participating fully as a member of society; pupils, therefore, who do not learn to speak, read and write fluently and confidently are effectively disenfranchised. These are our aims at KS3.

Key Stage 4

Gcse english and literature

Key Stage 5 : English Literature and Language

A Level English Language & Literature   WJEC Eduqas 1

Key Stage 5 : A Level English Language

Level English Language – WJEC Eduqas 1

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