Introducing our English Subject Advisors...

Sam OrcielSamantha Orciel 

Part of the English Team since 2022

"Before joining OCR in September 2022, I spent ten years teaching a range of English qualifications in secondary schools, including as a head of department. I did this alongside completing an MSt in Advanced Subject Teaching at the University of Cambridge, specialising in A Level English curricula and pedagogy. 

"In my spare time, you'll find me either fussing over my dog, watching tennis or (predictably!) reading anything and everything."

Lydia Ridding

Lydia Ridding 

Part of the English Team since 2023

"Before joining OCR, I taught GCSE and A Level English, most recently at Cirencester College in Gloucestershire.

"I'm looking forward to getting to know our English teachers and supporting them as they deliver our qualifications."


Get in touch 

Subject Advisor: Samantha and Lydia


Phone: 01223 553998

Twitter: OCR_English

Qualifications: Entry Level English, GCSE and A Level English Literature, GCSE and A Level English Language and A Level English Literature & Language  - find out more.


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