Our primary aim in the English Department is to promote a love of reading, writing and the spoken word. We are a well-established and enthusiastic team of staff with a genuine passion for the subject and strive every day to instil a thirst for learning into pupils. We encourage, through the study of both historical and modern literature, an understanding of the world around us; exploring a diverse range of topics including the power of social media, issues such as homelessness and the nature of war.
We pride ourselves on the maintenance of high standards and pupils respond to this by working in a calm and purposeful way on the acquisition and development of key English skills as well as wider competencies such as note taking, revision and independent learning. The English corridor is also a hub of creativity through extra-curricular clubs and activities such as Poetry, Reading and Debate clubs.
The study of English is essential. We seek to foster in our pupils the ability to read widely and critically; to write confidently and with accuracy and to think deeply, with understanding and empathy, thus providing a strong foundation for further academic and vocational study, for employment and for adult life.
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