The English A Team


We pity the fool that doesn’t want to join our English A Team. (See what we did there? No? Never mind.)

What is the English A Team?

The English A Team is a group for students in Years 10 and 11 who are aiming for grades 7, 8 and 9 in their English GCSE exams.

What does it involve?

Members of the A Team will have access to a series of after-school sessions designed to enrich their experiences of English, and improve their chances of securing the top grades.

Do I have to attend all of these sessions?

No, you don’t – but the more you attend, the better we think you’ll do. And we will have to remove any students from the A Team who don’t turn up to at least one of the first three sessions, in order to make room for other students.

Who can join?

Anyone in Year 10 or Year 11 who wants to achieve a grade 7, 8 or 9 in English.

How do I sign up?

To join the A Team, you need to get a parent/carer to complete the form here.

You can then see which sessions are coming up on our dedicated A Team page – the link is at the top of this page.

When’s the first session?

Just after half term. The date, time and location can be found on our A Team calendar – click on the A Team link at the top of this page.

Do I need to sign up for each session?

Yep. There will be a sign up sheet for each session outside the English staff room in L Block. It will be up two weeks before each session, and places are first come, first served.

Who can I contact if I have questions?

Miss Marvin is our English Enrichment Coordinator. You can email her on, or pop up to L3 to see her.

We look forward to welcoming you to the team!

Miss Marvin and Mr Shovlin







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