GCSE English and English Literature revision website

English teachers and directors from across the Trust have created a revision website which is closely tailored to the messages students receive in their English lessons. We have a wealth of expertise in delivering the WJEC/Eduqas specifications that all our academies use for English and our website ensures that students can access advice and materials which will help them to achieve the best grades they can at any time. Students will need their academy Google login details to access the website.

The website can be accessed by following this link: revision.english.outwood.com

Welcome to ENGLISH

At Outwood Academy Brumby we realise the importance of gaining good English qualifications to enhance the life chances of the students we teach. We are extremely proud of the results we have achieved over the last five years and work hard to ensure that all students make good progress.


Heather Holmes – Director of English
Mrs L. Shipman – Head of Department
Miss C Pottage – 2nd in Department
Mrs N Hoey – English Teacher
Mr N Grimbleby – English Teacher
Miss G Whelpton – English Teacher
Mrs R Frampton – English Teacher
Mr M Smith – Teacher of English
Ms M Drury – Teacher of English
Mrs C Chappill – Teaching Assistant

Key Stage 3

The English course at Key Stage 3 provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the EDUQAS GCSE English Language and English Literature course in Key Stage 4. In year 7 students begin learning the skills they will eventually need in their GCSE exams in Years 10 and 11. They read plenty of Literature texts. Each year, students will study a Shakespeare play, a modern play, a novel and a selection of poetry. Alongside this they also hone their writing skills in both creative writing and transactional writing (letters, speeches, articles, guides, reports, reviews and leaflets). These principles are then built on in Year 8 so that our students are fully equipped when they begin their GCSE courses in Year 9.

If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact Nadine Hoey at n.hoey@brumby.outwood.com

Key Stage 4

EDUQAS GCSE English Language
EDUQAS GCSE English Literature

GCSE English Language requires students to be able to analyse texts, both fiction and non-fiction – by commenting on the language within them and exploring their effect(s) on the reader. Students are frequently required to work in timed conditions to enable them to gain the skills they will need in their exams. Texts studied range from 1800s to the present day so there is plenty of variety and there are many links, in terms of skills, with the Literature syllabus which is taught alongside English Language. Students will also learn to write in a variety of styles for a range of purposes and audiences as well as working on their technical accuracy.

For their Literature course, students have to study a Shakespeare play, a selection of poetry (published by EDUQAS in their Anthology), a play written after 1914 and a novel published before 1914. During this course students study a range of texts from 1800s to the present day. They learn to explore the language in the texts as well as embracing the times in which the texts were written whilst understanding the different beliefs that authors may have held.

EDUQAS GCSE English Language is assessed in the following way:

EDUQAS GCSE English Language and EDUQAS GCSE English Literature are assessed in the following way:


If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for these courses please contact:

Nadine Hoey at n.hoey@brumby.outwood.com

Enrichment Opportunities for ENGLISH

Please see the current Academy Enrichment Programme Booklet for details of enrichment opportunities in this subject area.