Curriculum Intent

In English, our curriculum intent is:

  • To equip students with the essential reading and writing skills to communicate effectively and meaningfully in all areas of life.
  • To empower students to communicate with clarity, creativity and flair, using a wide range of vocabulary and oracy skills
  • To experience reading a variety of literature from different eras, cultures, genres and voices
  • To develop a range of analytical skills when interpreting texts, including an understanding of how context shapes meaning
  • To advance students’ literacy skills and inspire a lifelong engagement with reading

Curriculum Plan

English Curriculum Plan

Student Learning Journey

English Student Learning Journey

Exam Board Information

Key Stage 4



Key Stage 5



Reading List



Literature https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/zxqncwx

Language https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/zcbchv4

We have a well-stocked Learning Resource Centre (LRC) full of reading materials for students. Please see Mr Thompson (LRC Manager) who can guide you to choose the right book for you.

Career Links

English is a well-respected qualification that complements many other subjects and can lead to a diverse range of career pathways including:

  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Education
  • Media
  • Publishing
  • Author/Editor
  • Public Relations
  • Civil Service
  • Politics


Subject Leader Information

Subject Leaders: Ms Jo Collins & Mrs Phillippa Bingham

Email: jcollins@christtheking.notts.sch.uk & pbingham@christtheking.notts.sch.uk