Huge congratulations to the Year 10 Boys Basketball team winning the competiton at the Copper Box! !


Boys Relay Trophy


Ange bringing home the 4x100m relay gold medal!


4x100 Boys Relay Team winners


Ange Boys Shot Put


Alisha Girls 200m


Mike Boys 300m 2nd


Kyle-Luke Boys Triple Jump


Obi Boys Discus 3rd


Iremide Boys Long Jump 3rd


Memphis Boys High Jump 1st


Nile – 80m Boys Hurdles 1st


Year 7 Boys in action against Archbishop Tenison. Arfan demonstrating his power and determination. The boys won comfortably.


The Year 10 Girls closing the Step into Dance Competition.


Russell, Tyrese and Donnell were on 🔥yesterday as the Y8 rugby team beat Archbishop Tennisons


The Year 10 girls ready for their step into dance competition!


Some of the Athletics squad enjoy a masterclass on Shot Putt from Mr Dwemoh. Getting prepared Federation.


Yr 10 Sports Leaders were superb in achieving the Game Force Award by running a Basketball Tournament for 5 local Primary Schools


Info evening for our potential World Challengers! leading the talk and Ms. Denison sharing her experience of WC #45


The good times keep on-rolling: two trophies in a week for the Year 9 Football Team

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Content of Course           


Studying English at GCSE develops and extends the work done at Key Stage 3, combining the skills needed to explore how writers achieve effects in novels, plays, poetry and non-fiction texts. Students study the texts in depth, exploring the effect of the writers’ choices of structure, form and language. They also develop their own craft as a writer by using what they have learned to develop their own writing, as well as honing their speaking and listening skills through presentations and drama work. In addition, students have to understand the influences of the historical and social contexts that texts are produced in and make direct links between an author’s life and their works.

Throughout the course, students will become expert communicators – in Standard English – both in writing and verbally through their independent and group work, and presentations. 



English Language and Literature

From 2017, GCSEs are comprised of exam only.  There is no longer a coursework element.

English Language: two exams (100%)

Paper 1: Fiction and Imaginative Writing – 40%

Paper 2: Non-fiction and Transactional Writing – 60%

  • Spelling, punctuation and grammar will form 20% of the overall mark for the GCSE.
  • Speaking & Listening will still be formally assessed but will not form part of the final GCSE grade: students will receive a certificate at Pass/Merit/Distinction.

English Literature: two exams (100%)

Paper 1: Shakespeare and the nineteenth-century novel – 40%

Texts: ‘Macbeth’ by William Shakespeare and ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens

Paper 2: Modern texts and poetry – 60%

  • Texts: ‘An Inspector Calls’ by J.B. Priestley; Power and Conflict (AQA Poetry Anthology); Unseen Poetry
  • All exams are ‘closed text’ (no texts studied will be allowed in the exam).
  • Spelling, punctuation and grammar will form 5% of the overall mark for the GCSE.


Future Pathways:

Having an English GCSE shows employers you are confident, creative and able to express yourself fluently. These qualities are particularly well respected in the following fields: teaching, law, journalism, politics media and business. It also prepares you for any further study in the Performing Arts fields.