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English Teachers

  • Ms Cuffe

  • Ms Mc Caffrey

  • Mrs Mc Conville

  • Mrs Mullan-Doyle

  • Miss Dutton

  • Miss Ward

  • Miss McGloin

  • Miss Dolan


Key Stage Three, GCSE    


The English department wish to inspire pupils, because we believe that imagination as important than knowledge. This means that pupils will have opportunities to explore a wide range of texts from different cultures and communities, both real and fantastical. 

We want to empower pupils to be successful in English, by giving them the tools to master key skills and motivating them to achieve their potential within the subject. 

We are determined to help pupils improve in English constantly, through the provision of high-quality teaching and learning, communication with parents, exciting resources and texts, as well as individualised Bedrock Vocabulary programmes for every pupil.

Courses we offer:

  • English Language (CCEA)

  • English Literature (CCEA)

  • WJEC English Language (A-Level)

  • WJEC English Literature (A-Level)


English Twitter


Texts we love:

  • Brother in the Land, by Robert Swindells

  • A Monster Calls, by Patrick Ness

  • Tall Story, by Candy Gourlay

  • Boy, by Roald Dahl

  • Buddy, by Nigel Hinton

  • Shakespeare’s Macbeth

  • Romeo and Juliet

  • The Tempest

  • An Inspector Calls

  • The Sign of Four, by Arthur Conan-Doyle

  • The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, by John Boyne

  • A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams

  • In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote

  • Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

— Dr. Seuss


Inspiring People

  • Donna McGuinness and Olivia Mullan- Pursued degrees in English at Ulster University.

  • JK Rowling and Jeff Kinney, authors.

  • John Steinbeck and Willy Russell, author and playwright studied and loved by Key Stage 4 pupils.

  • Our Post-16 reading mentors

  • Our Debating Society


Upcoming Events

Our Year 9s are collaborating with ‘Poetry in Motion’ to create their own poetry


What is Bedrock?

Bedrock is an online, interactive vocabulary learning tool with a simple mission: to narrow the word gap that exists between groups of pupils and improve their learning outcomes across the curriculum.

Bedrock benefits for students

✓ Tailored to individual learning level, right from the beginning

✓ Learning adapts to each pupil’s unique pace

✓ Accessible from home

✓ Wide range of engaging texts expand world knowledge as well as vocabulary

✓ Gives instant feedback on learning progress

✓ Certificates celebrate pupils’ success!

At Malone we recognise pupils’ progress and success!

Bedrock benefits for parents

✓ Access to your child’s unique dashboard shows individual words your child has learned and is still learning, as well as overall progress

✓ Provides an understanding of child’s learning, making it easy to support as a family

✓ Our research shows parents believe using Bedrock improves their child’s written vocabulary and reading skills, and makes children more engaged across the school curriculum


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