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:
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:
Craven Pupil Referral Service
The Snaygill Centre
Headteacher: Carol Robertson
Telephone: 01756 630495
Monday - Thursday
8.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.
8.00 a.m. - 2.30 p.m.
You can also use our contact form.