English & Drama

Welcome to the ACE Schools English & Drama department!

Our goal is to ensure our students receive a wide-ranging and engaging curriculum in all key stages and the opportunity to acquire qualifications to support students’ aspirations.


The curriculum is both flexible and challenging, incorporating a wide variety of texts from literature and the present day, fiction and non-fiction.  In addition, we have a program of cultural experiences, including an annual trip to the Christmas pantomime!


The whole school ‘T.A.P. into Reading’ policy allows students to develop their reading skills in a targeted way through Accelerated Reader & Read, Write Inc. Access to ambitious vocabulary to build cultural capital and developing a culture of reading for pleasure are skills for life – not just for English!


Rachel Bertram heads up our newly formed drama department which is now up and running at our Bretonside site.

English Qualifications at ACE: