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English Dept.


Head of Dept. Ms Roisin Boyle

Subject Teachers:

  • Mr Garbhan Boyle
  • Ms Annemarie McPeake
  • Mrs Bernadette Farmer
  • Mrs Sinead Savage
  • Ms Hannah Cleverly
  • Ms Patricia Farmer

Literacy Co-Ordinator: Mr Neil McShane


All students study English from J1 to S2.

The CCEA Specification is followed and assessed at GCSE level in both compulsory Language and Literature.

At A Level English Literature is offered. At present the CCEA Specification is taken with assessment at AS and A2 Levels.


Students study a wide selection of prose, poetry and drama texts throughout J1- J3. They learn how to write in various forms and styles.

Literacy is promoted across the department through a literacy and reading week.

The students read a selection of genres throughout KS3. They are encourages to regularly visit the Library and an annual Book Fair also takes place.


Year 11 – Modules

Unit 1: Writing for Purpose and Audience/ Reading Non- Fiction and Media Texts

Unit 1: The Study of Prose



Unit 1: Unit 1 Language End of Year Examination

Unit 1: Unit 1 Literature End of Year Examination



Year 12 – Modules

Unit 4: Personal and Creative Writing/ Reading Prose and Media Texts

Unit 2: The Study of Poetry and Drama



Unit 4: Language Examination

Unit 2: Literature End of Year Examination



The department has a very active extra-curricular dimension which includes involvement with Creative Writing competitions and Literacy competitions.


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