In Key Stage Four, children study for two GCSE in English: English Literature and English Language. To prepare children for their exams, the curriculum is split between studying the set books (Macbeth, A Christmas Carol and The Lord of the Flies) and practising the skills needed for English Language. Some children may take a Foundation Level test as well as their GCSE. Children take an oral assessment as part of their GCSE and curriculum time is given to preparing for this. Whilst it is crucial that children achieve GCSE the best they can in their exams, lessons consist of a wide variety of tasks including written responses, discussion, role plays, group and pair task. Regular theatre visits are offered to both support the curriculum and to extend children’s cultural experience. The English team work very closely together to ensure all classes have a common experience.