Welcome to the English Department.
Our vision is to nurture rich readers and inspire developing writers in a supportive environment.
In Key Stage 3 all pupils are encouraged to read widely, to discuss, to explore, to write and to think independently in lessons that are interactive and engaging. Pupils in Key Stage 4 study English Language and English Literature separately, covering a wide range of texts including poetry, drama, prose, fiction and non-fiction. They are encouraged to recognise the crucial impact of communication, written or spoken, giving them power over their own lives and their futures. Some students make the decision to continue their English journey into Key Stage 5, choosing to study English Literature at AS/A level.
Studying English helps to develop a wide range of skills that are important in everyday life and valuable to employers including: the ability to discuss, to think independently, to write and speak well, to present information effectively and to work as part of a team.