At Acklam Grange School we believe in encouraging our students to continually challenge themselves to be the best that they can be. In addition the challenges of the new curriculum in all subject areas mean that students are going to be expected to have a more varied vocabulary and a more detailed understanding of grammatical structures. In English changes to the curriculum brings with it a greater expectation for students to access a wide range of both classic and modern literature.
With the aim of supporting the development of a sophisticated vocabulary and understanding of grammar; ensuring that our students are fully prepared for the changes to external examinations and providing the necessary skills and knowledge to enable students to progress further in education after they sit their GCSEs we encourage all students to independently select books that will challenge them to think about literature critically and philosophically.
The featured reading lists can be used to support us in our endeavour to encourage all students to be aspirational in their reading choices.