Welcome to the English Department at Outwood Academy Ormesby

The English curriculum in our schools is rigorous, with appropriate challenge and consolidation to allow students of all abilities to flourish, whilst offering opportunities for increased breadth and depth for more-able students and support and intervention for students who are less fluent.

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

GCSE Specifications


In every one of our academies a vast number of after- academy enrichment activities take place each week. Students are provided with opportunities to add depth to their learning and develop personal skills through a rich and varied enrichment programme.

Students will have the chance to enjoy new experiences and consolidate their timetabled learning through this programme. Further detailed information on the opportunities available to students can be found in the academy’s Enrichment Brochure by clicking HERE

Year 11 Enrichment is available every Monday from 2.30pm – 3.30pm with English specialists.

Independent Learning Opportunities

  • Students are encouraged to complete independent reading at home.
  • Homework is frequently provided for students in year 7 and 8.
  • In addition to this, a Seneca classroom has been created for KS4 students.

SMSC (Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural)

The English curriculum explores texts from other cultures and traditions and evaluates how social context can influence people’s behaviour and lives. Moreover, students are encouraged to develop their empathy skills so they are able to understand other people’s emotions. Students are given the opportunities to study a wide variety of texts that cover different religious beliefs and attitudes and are taught to respect different values.

Director Support

Mrs S Cole – Director of English