Teachers Name:

Mrs J Heathcote

Mrs Drinkwater

Ms Appleton

Mrs Campbell

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Department Mission statement

Read! Your Lord Is the Most Bountiful One, who taught by the pen, who taught man what he did not know.(Quran 96:3)

The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change. (Carl Rogers)

Non est ad astra mollis e teris via -There is no easy way from the earth to the stars. (Virgil)

Key Stage 3:

The department follow the National Curriculum studying the Cannon as well as language, media and non fiction units of work. Focus is split into three main skills: reading, writing and speaking & listening.

Focus is placed on developing independent learning skills.  Through the rigorous APP system we track the progress all students make to develop all the English skills needed to secure a good foundation in English preparing the students for KS4.

Number of lessons per week:

Pupils in Years 7, 8 and 9 benefit from 4 lessons of English per week.

Key Stage 4:          

Subjects offered: English Language and English Literature.

Skills based learning takes place at KS4, students will complete controlled assessments and prepare for their exam components.

Controlled assessments completed (under high control) during Year 10 are:

English Language and Literature                                                                                            

Spoken Language

Modern Prose

Pre-1914 text and Shakespeare

Creative Writing (two pieces)



Modern Prose

Creative writing (two pieces)


Year 11 – preparation for exams:

Median non-fiction

AQA Anthology Poetry

Unseen Poetry

Writing Skills

Modern Prose


Number of lessons per week:

Pupils in Year 10 and Year 11 benefit from 4 lessons per week.

Specification followed:  AQA

Extra curricular activities or opportunities for KS5:

All members of the department take part in several activities to promote reading and creative writing.  This includes: book week activities; themed evenings; ESU Public Speaking Competition and the ever popular London Theatre Trip.

Pupils at MIHSG regularly take part in the Young Muslim Writers’ Competition.  Alhamdulillah, we have had a National winner from the school; Sadia Khanum.

Outstanding achievements:

Winner of Muslim writer’s competition

Manchester Islamic Educational Trust Ltd. Hartley Hall, Alexandra Road South Whalley Range Manchester M16 8NH

KD Grammar School for Boys
Hartley Hall
Alexandra Road South
M16 8NH

Manchester Muslim Prep School
551 Wilmslow Rd
M20 4BA

Manchester Islamic High School for Girls,
55 High Lane, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 9FA