Teaching & Learning


They have all one language; and this is only the beginning of what they will do; nothing … will now be impossible for them.

Genesis 11:6

curriculum intent

English will enable and encourage students to be articulate communicators, avid readers and ambitious writers. We facilitate and foster a culture of reading, not just in the department but across the school and provide ample opportunity for our students to explore a diverse range of texts from a variety of cultures. There is something in English for each and every student, whether that be dramatically acting out Romeo’s declaration of love for Juliet; utilising a quiet and reflective space to express themselves in creative tasks; or the exploration of texts to unpick the motives of inspirational writers. A student of English at Cardinal Newman will be challenged to question the world they live in through their investigation of literature whilst learning the skills to express themselves in all walks of life. The study of English equips our students, yes, to be able to read knowledgeably and to write accurately but most importantly to be curious, to connect and to communicate confidently. 

curriculum overview


subject specific information

Knowledge Books can be found below:



An Inspector Calls

Jekyll and Hyde

Romeo and Juliet

Unseen and Poetry Anthology

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