Subject: English Language and Literature

Head of Faculty : Miss Kirsty Jolly

Contact Email: kjolly@olsj.blackburn.sch.uk


Subject Curriculum Intent:

It is the intention of our curriculum to instil in our pupils a love of language and literature in all forms, so that they may navigate their way to becoming active citizens and servant leaders in keeping with the Christian Faith teachings in multi-cultural Britain and the wider world. Our aspirational curriculum is child centred and we believe by exposing pupils to a wide range of rich literature from across the Centuries they will have an appreciation of the written word and an understanding of how writing is influenced by cultural context; enabling them to hone their own writing; become mature critical readers with the confidence to articulate their viewpoint both orally and in writing for a range of purposes be that to inform or persuade. The curriculum will build on the skills and knowledge from KS2 and prepare pupils for the challenges of GCSE and life beyond.

Assessment details:

AQA GCSE English Literature Paper 1 & 2 (Macbeth/A Christmas Carol/An Inspector Calls/Conflict Poetry Anthology).

AQA GCSE English Language Paper 1 (Fiction) Language Paper 2 (Non-fiction).

Staff list:

Miss Rosie Naughton 

Miss Naomi Carmichael

Miss Nikki Smith

Mrs Zulekha Karolia

Mr Jake Smalley

Mrs Misbah Jameel


 Extra-curricular information:

AIC Theatre Trip

Macbeth Theatre Trip

Poetry Workshops

Termly Writing Competitions