Curriculum | English

Faculty Vision

As the English faculty, we strive to empower every learner to believe in their own ability with confidence and independence, as well as harbouring a love of learning. We endeavour to stimulate a high level of curiosity within the subject which encourages pupils to feel enriched and driven to learn about the world around them – central to this is a love of reading. The ability to analyse as well as appreciate quality literature is at the heart of what we do. We also actively promote writing in its many forms, focusing on the fine details of its mechanics as well as the process as a creative outlet. Moreover, the faculty develops skills to be adaptable and persuasive communicators in our ever-changing world.

As English teachers, we model teamwork and mutual support of one another as well as encouraging creativity without a fear of risks. Furthermore, we celebrate the successes of our pupils in order to ensure they feel proud of their learning and motivated to explore a wide range of literature.

We want our pupils to learn to their potential and develop into strong, fearless young women with a tolerant and open-minded view of the world.

Curriculum Overview:

  • Year 7 – 4 periods per week following the English Curriculum

  • Year 8 – 4 periods per week following the English Curriculum

  • Year 9 – 4 periods per week following the English Curriculum

  • GCSE Courses: GCSE English Language (AQA)

  • GCSE Courses: GCSE English Literature (AQA)

Topics Covered:

Throughout year 7, 8 and 9, the pupils follow a curriculum which is deliberately designed to allow students to develop an understanding of English through time covering a range of fiction and non-fiction literature.

Our curriculum exceeds expectations of the National Curriculum through the vast range of topics covered, which allow students across age and ability range to develop their skills in reading writing and communication.

Year 7

Pupils build on the knowledge and skills from KS2. The theme is ‘identity’ and the topics include: Poetry, Literary Canon, Events that Shaped the World, Novel/Play and Etymology.

Year 8

Pupils build on their knowledge and understanding from year 7. The theme is ‘developing a viewpoint’ and topics covered include: Literary Monsters, Review Reading, Modern Play, Protest Writing and Essay Writing Skills through Debate.

Year 9

Pupils continue to develop their knowledge and understanding of the skills and concepts learnt in year 8. The theme is ‘the wider world’ and the topics covered include: Shakespeare, Novel/Play, Poetry Anthology (Power and Conflict), News Literacy and Spoken Language.

School Address

Levenshulme High School
Crossley Road
M19 1FS

Academy / Executive Headteacher: Dr J. MacKinnon PhD 


0161 224 4625


0161 256 1170


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