We aim to share our love of language and literature and inspire all students to develop their creative, analytical and communication skills to become confident readers, writers and speakers.

What will your child learn in our subject?

Students will experience challenging and engaging lessons that are tailored to their learning style needs. Students will gain essential skills within reading, writing and speaking and listening which will enable them to make the progress they need throughout their school lives to prepare them for the ever-changing working world in which we live.

At KS4, students study AQA English Language and AQA English Literature. For A Level we offer AQA English Literature A, taking a historicist approach to Literature.

Homework:

All students in year 7, 8 and 9 are encouraged to read for 20 minutes each night and complete a book report on their reading once every 8 weeks.

All students in Year 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 complete 2 Bedrock vocabulary lessons per week. Bedrock is an online vocabulary learning programme focussed on helping students broaden their vocabulary range.

Each week students have either an aspect of their Knowledge Organiser to memorise for an in class quiz the following week or an unseen reading text to respond to and complete 5 questions.

Extra-Curricular Activities and Trips:

We ensure that students are given the opportunity to visit the theatre at least once a year and last year offered trips to see: Blood Brothers; Macbeth; Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing and other available performances. We have already been to Blood Brothers, Othello and A Level conferences this year. We have booked for Macbeth; Poetry Live and are watching out for other performances in the Spring and Summer seasons.

What is special about us?

We as teachers have high expectations of our learners and encourage them to set challenging goals in order to drive ambition. We believe that both Parents/Carers and teachers working together give students the confidence, provision and support to become the best that they can be. Our ethos is that every child matters and we aim for every student to leave Marriotts School having achieved their full potential.