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‘Working collaboratively to encourage a love of language and literature through explorations of world-reaching and relevant themes.’


  • Understand how people communicate messages, ideas and thoughts through the written and spoken form, approaching them with an open and critical mindset
  • Become strong communicators through own reading, writing and oracy
  • Develop an empathetic approach to different values, cultures and perspectives through the 3 core skills above, encouraging students to become conscientious individuals in society.
  • Giving students the opportunities to explore a wide range of texts and authors which they may not otherwise encounter.
  • As well as the functional skills and knowledge of language students need for the world of work, we will also equip students for the academic study required at a higher education.
  • Students will develop their analytical skills alongside improving their ability to create thoughtful and engaging non-fiction and fictional pieces of writing.
  • English becomes an avenue for imagination, self-expression, and creativity.


What will students study in English?

View the English learning journey below:

Exam Boards

  • English Language - AQA Exam Board- 8700- GCSE (9-1)

  • English Literature - AQA Exam Board - 8702- GCSE (9-1)


Find out more about English at NLS via our Virtual Open Evening video below:

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