The English Curriculum aims to ensure that all students are nurtured yet challenged in order to achieve their potential in all aspects of reading and writing.

It is essential that all students develop their literacy skills in order to thrive in a competitive world yet we also encourage a love of reading and promote creativity through the focus on imaginative writing for a variety of purposes.  We aim to develop imaginative, inquisitive and analytical individuals through a variety of learning activities and stimuli to widen their understanding and enjoyment of texts and to learn more about themselves and the world they live in.

KS3-4 Pathways (Southfield) GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature (both AQA)
KS4-5 Pathways (Southfield) A Level English Language and A Level English Literature (A) (both AQA)
KS5- Higher & Further Education

BA English, BA English Literature, BA English Language, BA Creative Writing, BA Journalism, BA Linguistics, BA Classics, BA Combined Studies, BA Communcation; BA English Joint Honours studying English alongside another subject including: History, American Studies, Film and Media, Languages, Politics, Education Studies, Social Studies


Publishing, Advertising, Journalism, Copywriting, Teacher, Writer, Academic Librarian, Archivist, Public Relations Manager, Social Media Manager, Law

KS4 Specification links  AQA GCSE English Language: https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/english/gcse/english-language-8700
AQA GCSE English Literature: https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/english/gcse/english-literature-8702
KS5 Specification links

AQA A Level English Language: https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/english/as-and-a-level/english-language-7701-7702
AQA A Level English Literature (A): https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/english/as-and-a-level/english-literature-a-7711-7712