English Language

At Ormiston Denes Academy we value the importance of reading. Our robust curriculum is designed to help students become more curious and engaged with the world around them. English plays an unparalleled role in giving young people the tools to navigate and flourish in the world. All young people deserve to be given every opportunity to be excited and enthused about the world- regardless of starting points.

Over our three year Key Stage 3 curriculum, students engage with texts from around the world as well as developing their cultural capital. Students also have the opportunity to develop their own narrative voice through slow writing. We also teach academic writing on a granular level to support the elevation. As students move through their journey at ODA they will have the opportunity to explore and analyse more complex texts. 

In Year 11, students will have the opportunity to take part in our Lit Café partnership with East Norfolk Sixth Form College. This meeting of minds allows students to take part in fruitful and lively discussions with their peers, English lecturers and A Level students. 

We will be looking to make visits to local sites of interest and take our learning outside of the classroom.