Ewell Castle School, Church Street, Ewell, Surrey, KT17 2AW
Senior School: 020 8393 1413
Preparatory School: 020 8394 3579

Ewell Castle School


At Key Stage Three (Yrs 7-9) pupils follow a course of study designed to introduce them to the full range of literary and non-literary genres, as well as to ensure that a sound basis is established in the core skills of language. This culminates in all pupils sitting for Shakespeare, comprehension and writing examinations at the end of Year 9. As a department we strongly believe that the enthusiasm of an individual teacher and their own passions for English and Literature should guide teaching as much as the examination curriculum. Throughout KS3 a scheme of work will be designed to suit individual classes, each year covering poetry, prose, drama (at least one of which was originally written pre 1914).

In addition to teaching a text, we have a monthly literacy focus, which focuses on learning / revising essential English grammar/punctuation skills as well as encouraging regular private reading. At GCSE, we follow OCR’s GCSE 9-1 English Language and English Literature courses; at A Level we follow OCR’s English Literature syllabus. In English, pupils are taught in mixed ability groups in Year 7; thereafter pupils are set according to ability. Special provision is made for pupils for whom English is not their first language.   The department enjoys four designated English rooms. Interactive whiteboards and other technologies are available within the department.

Please see attached Programme of Study for KS3 - Yrs 7-9  

Please see attached Programme of Study for GCSE and A Level:

Reading Lists

Email Ms Butterworth for a KS3 Yrs7-9 reading list and Ms Wallace for a GCSE or A Level reading list.


Teaching Staff

Ms K Wallace BA, PGCE Head of Department 
Mr S Brooks MSoc Sci, BA, CELTA, PGCE  
Ms P Butterworth MA, BA, PGCE  
Mr I Cornish MA, BA, Cert Ed  

Mr S Leigh BA, PGCE


Mrs E McManus MA, BA, PGCE


Mr K B Peto BA, PGCE