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Worthing High School

Worthing High School

Year 9 Curriculum Choices Evening


The English department is a vibrant and creative team. Students will experience:

  • A challenging and engaging curriculum.
  • Support from experienced and highly qualified teaching staff, both inside and outside lessons.
  • A range of interesting and engrossing texts to enjoy.
  • A safe learning environment which fosters the needs of individual students.

Information about the English Department

Aims of the English Department

  • To promote a love of English: reading, writing and spoken communication.
  • To nurture, support and challenge the skills of each individual student.
  • To encourage participation and recognise achievement.
  • To provide opportunities for teamwork, discussion and independent study.

Departmental Staff

  • Ms S Palmer: AHT Subject Leader of English
  • Ms H Davies: Assistant Subject Leader of English
  • Ms R Young
  • Ms L Wood
  • Ms G Wilks
  • Ms M Beckford
  • Mr S Ghanbari
  • Mrs N Hoad 


  • A well stocked Library LRC
  • Access to the Accelerated Reader scheme for all KS3 students and Sound Training support.
  • Access to a range of texts taught across the key stages.

Our Philosophy

We believe in fostering a love of Literature and the language in which we communicate. We believe that these are both essential to expanding students’ horizons and promoting empathy and a thirst for knowledge.

Key Stage Three (Year 7-9)

Key Stage Three English is taught in eight lessons over two weeks, with students spending one of these lessons in the Learning Resource Centre. Students explore a range of texts and writing styles through thematic units which include: Gothic Monsters, Conflict, Going Global, Hocus Pocus, Crime and Punishment and Heritage.

KS4 (Year 10 and 11)

At Key Stage Four, all students follow the AQA GCSE in both Language and Literature. The course will be assessed by exam only - please see the English Curriculum document below for more details.

Additional Sessions

Period 6 - Tuesdays

Revision Sessions

For Easter Revision Sessions, please see Exam Support and Timetables page - under Teaching & Learning.