Our Vision

In the English department at Cedars Academy our aim is to enrich our students with a broad range of exciting, challenging literature, the teaching of which is underpinned by factual knowledge. Through every unit and text taught we aim to make students independent readers, thoughtful writers and confident articulators of their subject knowledge. We are a department of subject specialists who have all benefited from inspirational English teaching; an experience we hope to replicate for the students in our lessons.

Mr Rowe,
Head of Department


Studying English at KS3
4 hours per week

Year 7: 1 topic per term:

  • Ruby and the Smoke – Philip Pullman
  • Myths and Legends
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream – William Shakespeare

Year 8: 1 topic per term

  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time (Haddon/Stephens)
  • 19th Century Short Stories
  • Social and Political Protest Poetry

Year 9: 1 topic per term

  • Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line – Deepa Anappara
  • Romeo and Juliet – William Shakespeare
  • War Poetry