At Chiswick School, one of our key priorities is to improve the literacy of all our students. Research indicates that there is a strong correlation between high literacy levels and academic achievement and, interestingly, the likelihood of leading a happy and fulfilled life.

The aim of the English department is to inspire a love of English Language and Literature in all of our students so that they become passionate readers, writers, speakers, listeners, but most importantly: thinkers.

Our engaging curriculum offers students the opportunity to explore a diverse range of high quality and thought provoking literature.  We understand the role that reading holds in helping students to understand the world around them and what it means to be human.  Whether it be fiction, non-fiction, poetry, or prose, students will gain the skills needed to not only explore texts, but also create their own, with confidence, ambition and pride.

Students will develop a rich vocabulary and understand the power of their own voice and how language can be used to influence the ever changing world around them. 

Our Teachers

  • Mr A. Wootton (Curriculum Team Leader)
  • Ms I. Brar (Deputy Curriculum Team Leader)
  • Ms N. Rider (Assistant CTL English/Literacy Coordinator)
  • Ms C. Ring
  • Ms E. Williams
  • Ms E. Da Silva
  • Ms N. Payton
  • Miss E. Marino
  • Mr B. Haywood
  • Mrs M. Colt
  • Ms R. Elliott (Lead Practitioner)

Suggested Reading List

Please click on the following link to view our suggested reading list for each genre and year group.

Recommended Reading List

Please click on the links below to view the 2021-22 Curriculum Maps for English.

Year 7 Curriculum Map

Year 8 Curriculum MapYear 9 Curriculum MapYear 10 Curriculum MapYear 11 Curriculum Map

Year 12 Curriculum MapYear 13 Curriculum Map

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