“Language is the key to the heart of people.” - Ahmed Deedat

In English, we aim to ensure that Hendon students achieve to the very fullest of their potential whilst imparting to them a genuine passion for reading and the study of literature. In addition, we create exciting, extra-curricular opportunities where students can become involved in a range of creative activities

Students have 4 lessons a week in Year 10 and 6 lessons a week in year 11

Exam board: Edexcel https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses.html

All students study English language in year 10 and a decision made in Year 11 as to whether they will study double English (Language and literature) or single English.





Year 10

Romeo And Juliet
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A Christmas Carol

Unseen Poetry

Animal Farm
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Year 11 Double

Romeo and Juliet
Modern Drama



Year 11 Single

Relationships poetry
Creative Writing

Romeo and Juliet



Outside the classroom

The English faculty are very enthusiastic about offering extra-curricular experiences to our students from all of the key stages. We ensure that they have opportunities to participate in a wide variety of trips and activities.

For the past two years students have become BBC Reporters and worked for months leading up to a live news day. Their videos and reports were uploaded onto the BBC website and some aired on the evening news.

On Enrichment days we have offered trips to The Globe Theatre and the British Library. Additionally, students will have opportunities throughout the year to attend theatre productions and workshops to enhance the curriculum they study in English.

Progression pathways and careers

Being able to read, write and speak English well is an essential component of all aspects of everyday life. The study of English at Hendon School helps to prepare all students for the communicative necessities of life beyond school.

The study of English, as a subject, has a direct connection to career paths that depend on writing such as journalism. For other careers, such as law, the study of English is often a valuable stepping stone and is considered a facilitating subject by many universities.

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Mr Cameron Dunham, Head of English Faculty: DunhamC@hendonschool.co.uk

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