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English

The English department at Tapton School is enthusiastic and experienced, offering inspirational courses. The departments dedication and commitment to hard-work is key to enhancing the learning of each student. 

Reasons to choose Tapton:

Outstanding Teaching and Learning. We are a large department of sixteen full and part-time staff who all have an active interest in the wider world of literature, including reading and the theatre.

Varied and Exciting Curriculum. Including a Zoo Debate in Y7, an investigation into 'Pangolins, Plastics and Palm Oil' in Y8, and an exploration into dystopian genre in Y9.

Destinations. Tapton School offers English subjects at A-Level:

  • English Literature
  • English Language.
 key stage 3 curriculum content

Students will gain enhanced language skills through reading, writing and spoken language activities. Students will study a novel, poetry and drama, together with a range of media and non-fiction texts.

 key stage 4 curriculum content - english language

Students will study towards their GCSE and sit 2 examinations at the end of the course. Tapton School follows the AQA specification.

GCSE English Language has 5 main components:

  • Paper 1 Reading – Literary fiction
  • Paper 1 Writing – Descriptive or narrative writing
  • Paper 2 Reading – Non-fiction
  • Paper 2 Writing – Viewpoint writing
  • Spoken Language – A student choice presentation
 key stage 4 curriculum content - english literature

Students will study towards their GCSE and sit 2 examinations at the end of the course. Tapton School follows the AQA specification.

GCSE English Literature has 5 main components:

  • Paper 1 – Macbeth
  • Paper 1 – The 19th-century novel
  • Paper 2 – Modern text
  • Paper 2 – Anthology poetry
  • Paper 2 – Unseen poetry