NEWS, INFO & Activities

NEWS, INFO & Activities

Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio School


In English, we uphold a broader understanding of the world our students live in by exploring a breadth of texts from various historical, cultural and social perspectives. Rather than delivering a narrow curriculum, we believe that our students should experience the richness, diversity and power of individual voices, subsequently inspiring them to find their own voice.

Although being able to write in a critical and analytical style is important to us, we ultimately want our students to build confidence and have freedom in their written work when writing a viewpoint and writing creatively.

We want our students to be excited and enthused by the power of words. Our aim is to encourage a sense of curiosity and exploration of different writers’ ideas, whilst reinforcing real-life issues, values and morals. Students will explore a wide range of texts including medieval literature, Gothic fiction, poetry from various eras, diary extracts, 19th century extracts and fiction, Shakespeare, news articles, web articles, modern fiction…anything and everything we love, and that we know, will inspire our students.

English Language pathway

curriculum pathway map language.pdf


English Literature pathway

curriculum pathway map literature .pdf


GCSE 9-1 English Language & Literature 5 hrs per week KS4

GCSE 9-1 Language resit 2 hrs per week KS5

Exam board = AQA English

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