english curriculum map
year 7 – refugee boy
year 7 – poetry from other cultures
year 7 – shakespeare: heroes & villains
year 7 – victorian literature
year 7 – non fiction
year 8 – war horse
year 8 – love & relationships
year 8 – Animal Farm
year 8 – shakespeare: leadership & power
year 8 – non fiction
year 9 – Curious Incident
year 9 – Campaigning for a Cause
year 9 – Recreations
Year 9 – romeo & juliet
year 9 – Power poetry
gcse – an inspector calls
gcse – romeo & juliet
gcse – the sign of four
gcse – unseen poetry
gcse – power & conflict poetry
Below are a number of links to resources available to support independent learning:
- Literature Revision Workbook – Romeo & Juliet
- Teaching Pack – Romeo & Juliet
- Literature Revision Workbook – Sign of Four
- Literature Revision Workbook – An Inspector Calls
- Literature Revision Workbook – Poetry
- GCSE Texts:
Assessment in English
You can view the current assessment and feedback policy for English here
Personal Development and Cultural Capital in English
The English Department currently run a number of clubs including:
Creative Writing Club
Classic Book Club
Word Games Club
You can find more details about all of our clubs here
Who Teaches English
ead of Department: Mrs R. Kaufmann Ward, B.A. (Hons), M.A., G.T.P.
Email: bkaufmann-ward followed by @ng6.unity-ed.uk
Mrs Kaufmann Ward studied at University of East Anglia and received a B.A. Hons in English and American Literature and M.A. in American Studies. She qualified and worked as a teacher of English as a foreign language for 5 years before retraining and gaining her QTS and started working in mainstream high schools. Before starting at Northgate in 2011, she taught in schools in Cambridge, Norwich and Nairobi. Mrs Kaufmann Ward is also a Staff Governor and part of the School Oversight Committee.
Teacher i/c KS3 English: Mrs. A. Richardson, B.A. (Hons), P.G.C.E.
Email: arichardson followed by @ng6.unity-ed.uk
Mrs Richardson gained her BA Hons in English and Italian from the University of Birmingham and her P.G.C.E from the University of East Anglia. During her degree, Mrs Richardson spent a year in Italy and still enjoys regular visits there.
Teacher i/c KS3 English: Mrs. H. Villarde, B.A. (Hons), P.G.C.E.
Email: hvillarde followed by @ng6.unity-ed.uk
Mrs Villarde is a part-time Teacher of English with a BA (Hons) in English Literature. She has 15 years’ experience in teaching English and has been an examiner for AQA GCSE English Literature.
Other Staff: Mrs. Z. Galley, B.A. (Hons), P.G.C.E., M.A. Education (Head of School)
Other Staff: Miss. J. Bauman, B.A. (Hons)
Email: jbauman followed by @ng6.unity-ed.uk
Miss Bauman studied at the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada where she received a B.A. (Hons) in Drama in Education and Community with minors in English and Psychology. She trained and qualified for her teaching degree at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada and eventually gained QTS once moving to the UK. Before starting at Northgate in 2022, she taught English, Drama and Media Studies in Reading. Miss Bauman is also the A-Level English Language and Literature lead.
Other Staff: Mrs. G. Christie, BA (Hons), P.G.C.E
Email: gchristie followed by @ng6.unity-ed.uk
Mrs Christie gained her BA Hons from the University of East Anglia and her PGCE from the University of Bath. She also managed a tuition centre for several years.
Other Staff: Mrs. M. Graves, B.A. (Hons), P.G.C.E. (Head of Year 7)
Email: mgraves followed by @ng6.unity-ed.uk
Mrs Graves has a BA Hons in English Language and Literature from the University of Reading and a P.G.C.E. from the University of East Anglia. She has a long career teaching English at all levels. Mrs Graves contributed to the development of the BBC Bitesize resources for English.
Other Staff: Miss T. Lyons, B.A. (Hons), P.G.C.E.
Email: tlyons followed by @ng6.unity-ed.uk
Miss Lyons has a BA Hons English Literature from Lincoln University and a PGCE in English from the UEA. She has previously worked with mental health and learning disabilities in a forensic setting.
Other Staff: Mrs K. Smith B.A. (Hons), P.G.C.E.
Email: ksmith followed by @ng6.unity-ed.uk
Mrs Smith studied Theatre and Performance at the University of Hull and completed her PGCE at the UEA. She has previously worked as a stage manager, managing theatre productions in Norfolk and London.
Other Staff: Mrs. L. Tonkin, B.A. (Hons), P.G.C.E.
Email: ltonkin followed by @ng6.unity-ed.uk
Mrs Tonkin has been teaching English for 23 years and also works as an English GCSE examiner for AQA. She has also recently worked for the education regulatory body OFQUAL, as an English moderator.