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Teaching & Learning


So much more than just a story

To inspire a passion for words and a love of language which will allow you to engage with the world in which we live. To provide you with skills to enter into debate on important social, moral and political issues, through a range of stimulating texts.

The English Team
Mrs S Fortnum Director of English
Mr G Clark Assistant Headteacher, Teacher of English
Mrs N Cook Lead Teacher of English
Miss L Dunleavy Leading Teacher of English
Miss J Marsden Teacher of English
Mrs R Mullen Teacher of English
Miss K Perry Teacher of English
Miss A Platten Teacher of English
Mrs L Poole Teacher of English
Mr F Starkey Teacher of English
Mrs B Tamminen Teacher of English
Mr L West Teacher of English
Miss O Windmill Teacher of English

Key Stage 3 

Year 7

  1. Novel 1: Skellig, Wonder, The Giver, Chinese, Cinderella
  2. Poetry – Ballads
  3. Play Gothic - Room 13
  4. Non-fiction – Autobiography
  5. Novel 2:  Treasure Island
  6. Shakespeare’s Richard III

Year 8

  1. Novel 1:  Trash; Storm Catchers; Private Peaceful
  2. Poems from other Cultures
  3. Non-fiction text types
  4. Shakespeare’s Hamlet
  5. Anthology of 19th century texts
  6. Novel 2:  Stone Cold; Unique; Trash

Key Stage 4 

GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature

Year 9

  1. Me Myself and I: autobiographical writing
  2. A Christmas Carol
  3. Poetry Anthology: Disturbed Voices
  4. Romeo and Juliet
  5. Of Mice and Men
  6. Animal Farm
  7. Spoken Language and writing to persuade/argue

Year 10

  1. An Inspector Calls
  2. Creative writing
  3. Jekyll and Hyde
  4. Reading fiction extracts
  5. Power and Conflict Poetry
  6. Creative writing

Year 11

  1. Reading and comparing non fiction texts
  2. Macbeth
  3. Writing non-fiction
  4. Unseen Poetry


Homework and Additional Resources

Across the year groups, teachers will set homework as appropriate.  Homework will be set to enhance learning not simply for the sake of setting homework.  This may include written work, research or revision.  In addition, students are encouraged to:

  • Read regularly and independently at home in order to develop their understanding of literary and non-fiction texts and to expand their vocabulary.   
  • Discuss the content of their lessons and to further research the issues being studied in the classroom to broaden their understanding.
  • Read the daily broadsheet newspapers (or their associated Apps).
  • To spell correctly and to check all homework thoroughly for spelling, punctuation and grammar.

All students in years 7, 8 and 9 are encouraged to complete the English activities in their Learning Beyond the Classroom booklets. 

Additional resources to support learning in GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature:  

We also recommend the purchase of revision guides through the school to further assist students’ work outside the classroom. 

N.B.  Where required, passwords have been provided to students directly.  For further support with passwords, please contact your Head of House.


Sixth Form 

Wolfreton is part of The Consortium Sixth Form Partnership and all sixth form course information can be found on on its website

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