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Ofsted 2017

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William Morris Sixth Form


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​The English Department is one of the largest in the Sixth Form and our work is at the heart of the William Morris curriculum. We offer classes at all levels, ranging from intensive literacy support at level 1 through to Advanced level courses in English Language, English Literature, and English Language and Literature. English Language is also available at GCSE level, as both a one year and a two year course.

In all our subjects we aim to develop your thinking skills, as well as your ability to write effectively. You will learn how to read analytically, and to interpret different kinds of texts in context. We encourage students to take an active part in lessons, many of which involve you in discussing and sharing your opinions. We aim to challenge and interest all students.

Our results are good at all levels. For example students on GCSE courses, on average, improve on their previous attainment by more than a grade and our pass rate on all A2 courses is 100%

Course Descriptions:

Level 2

 GCSE English

 IGCSE English

Level 3

 A Level English Literature

 A Level English Language and Literature


 Please click on the links below to see the recommended reading lists

 English Levels 1 and 2 Reading List

 English Level 3 Reading List

Book Junction 2017!

This year's Book Junction event was a massive success with well- known Young Adult fiction authors Bali Rai and Sita Brahmachari running workshops and discussions, as well as iconic Spoken Word artist Joelle Taylor presenting some of her mesmerising poems! Read the full story on our front page blog.... Thank you to the English department for organising this day of literary celebration!



February 2017



Last week 5 of our AS English students went on a trip with their teachers Emma and Vassilia to see the dress rehearsal of Mike Leigh's 'The Pirates of Penzance' at the English National Opera (ENO)!
They were amazed by the performance and each wrote their own reviews. The best review will be chosen and published on the ENO's website in the next few weeks- well done to everyone who took part!

Victorian Week November 2017!

Turn back the clocks as our very own English department travelled back to the Victorian Era...  
William Morris Sixth Form was treated to the rare and antique sight of our teachers and students experiencing life as Victorian citizens last week...
The English department put on a wide range of activities designed to educate, enlighten and inspire our students.