Students in Year 10 and 11 have 4 English lessons each week.

Year 10 and Year 11 students have English homework set every week.
This is linked to their GCSE studies and will include regular examination practice questions.

All homework tasks are set on the school system EPraise and larger files referenced may be uploaded to Microsoft Teams.


In Year 10, students start studying for their GCSE.

All students study for the Pearson Edexcel English Language IGCSE, and the AQA English Literature GCSE.

Early Entry

We offer our Year 10 students an opportunity to sit their IGCSE in English Language at the end of the academic year. This has proved to be highly successful with over 75% of students securing a grade 4 to a grade 9 by the end of Year 10.

Please follow the links to our English Language or English Literature pages for further details.


GCSE students are assessed primarily through mock examinations.

They will also receive examination practice questions throughout the year which may also be set as homework.


GCSE English Literature AQA Specification: Link

IGCSE English Language Edexcel Pearson Specification B: Link