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Sir William Ramsay School

Empowering Everyone to Achieve


Department Staff


Mr S Latchem

Acting Head of Department

Miss D Angel

Maternity leave

Miss A Whyte

Deputy Head of Department

Miss J Ayliffe

Teacher of English

Miss E Darke

Teacher of English

Mrs M Doran

Teacher of English

Mr J Grace

Teacher of English

Ms M Staszczyk

Teacher of English

Mrs A Van Der Merwe

Teacher of English

Mrs A Hallam

EAL Teacher and School Librarian

 Curriculum Overview

What our Years 7, 8 & 9 Data Drop Grade Descriptors mean.

Curriculum Intent

While attending Sir William Ramsay School students in English will develop their skills in reading, writing and oral communication through exploration of literature from a wide span of time periods and around the world.  Our accessible curriculum is designed to encourage aspirational thinking and nurture students’ confidence in communicating with others, through a variety of media forms, in order to equip students with the knowledge needed to be well-rounded global citizens; preparing students for success at Sir William Ramsay School and in the wider community.

English is a fantastic and powerful subject: it helps us put our dreams into words, to communicate our pain, to help and inspire others or to wound.  Moreover, gaining your English GCSE qualification will give you more options in your adult life.