• Abbey College, Abbey Road, Hollow Lane, Ramsey Cambridgeshire PE26 1DG

Key Stage 3

The Key Stage 3 curriculum covers a range of reading, writing and speaking and listening assessments throughout the year that focus on key skills. Pupils will develop their strengths in these identified key areas and focused sets of skills each term.


All assessments are completed in class under controlled conditions in order to build up vital skills required for success at GCSE level. Pupils are made aware of what they are being assessed on, and how, early on in the unit. These assessments are based on six Assessment Objectives for English Language and four Assessment Objectives (AO’s). The Assessment Objectives have been devised from the GCSE specifications, a copy of which can be found at the front of your child’s exercise book.

Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4, English Language and Literature are both examined and assessed by Edexcel. Across the Key Stage, key literary texts are analysed and evaluated, whilst the skills introduced to pupils throughout Key Stage 3 are developed. Alongside novels and plays, nonfiction and media texts are used to stimulate creative writing and the appreciation of the power of language.

English Staff

Mrs Bennett
Assistant Headteacher

Ms Cannon
Teacher of English

Mr Carnell
Teacher of English

Mr Deighton
Lead Learner English

Mrs Edwards
Teacher of English

Ms Lane
Teacher of English

Ms Matthews
Teacher of English

Ms McMullon
Teacher of English

Ms O'Connell
Teacher of English

Ms Wood

Curriculum Plan

Linguistics and the Arts