30 Shiphay Lane, Torquay TQ2 7DY
T: 01803 613215

Y7-11 Absence: 01803 653 750

South West Secondary
School of the Year 2019

30 Shiphay Lane, Torquay TQ2 7DY
E:   T: 01803 613215
Y7-11 Absence Line: 01803 653 750

South West Secondary School of the Year 2019


Current Teaching Staff:

Mrs J Preston - Head of Department

Mrs H Baker-Thornton; Mrs A Beal; Mr J Gregory; Ms M Harrington; Mrs K Kember; Ms S Hutton; Ms L Martin; Mrs J Naidoo; Mrs L Swainson.


Examination board and syllabus:

​Edexcel English Language and English Literature.

In English the students follow an integrated programme, addressing the three core areas: reading, writing, speaking and listening. They study a very wide range of texts, from different time periods and genres, including: prose, poetry, drama and media texts. Drama is also taught as part of the English curriculum at Key Stage 3 and is often used to explore the issues presented within GCSE texts.

Learning in English is active and lively.  We encourage students to be independent in their thinking and to communicate their ideas confidently, asking questions, challenging ideas and using modern technology for both research and presentation purposes.

Our aim is to enthuse students through our own passion for the subject, nurturing both their critical and creative skills.  Across all key stages, we provide opportunities that enhance our students’ experience of English; these include creative writing clubs, book groups and outreach work with local primary schools.  Additionally, whenever possible, we run theatre trips so that students can see their set texts ‘come alive’ on the stage.


Read more about how the subject is taught HERE.


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