English Teaching at Craven PRS


The aim of the English department is to ensure that every pupil experiences success in lessons and makes rapid progress in developing English skills, across the areas of reading, writing and communication.


At KS3, the aim is to develop literacy skills, where needed, so that pupils can successfully access the entire curriculum when they return to mainstream school. Pupils are assessed for reading and spelling on entry to the PRS and intervention programmes are put in place to support pupils that require it. English lessons are structured to ensure maximum progress in reading, writing and communication.


Additionally at KS4, pupils work towards external qualifications. There are a number of pathways that pupils can follow that lead to qualifications in:

  • AQA GCSE English Language
  • AQA GCSE English Literature (additional option)
  • AQA 'Step Up' Entry Certificates at Entry 1, 2 or 3
  • AQA Functional Skills at Entry 1, 2, 3; Level 1 and Level 2
  • AQA Unit Awards in English


Most full time pupils receive two and a half hours of English teaching per week. Pupils starting GCSE courses in year 10 generally take both English Language and English but pupils starting in year 11 tend to take English Language only. 


Pupils are exceptionally well prepared for examinations and almost all pupils make rapid progress from their baselines on entry.


Information about the different qualifications is available below:

AQA English qualifications




Our Contact Details:

Headteacher: Andrew Haughey


Telephone: 01756 630495


E-mail: information@cravenprs.org

Craven Pupil Referral Service

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Keighley Road


North Yorkshire

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8.00 a.m. - 2.30 p.m.

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