The English department’s aim is to instill a love of reading and writing in our students. We strive to engage and encourage students both inside and outside the classroom. Students study all aspects of the four key skills of Reading, Writing, listening and speaking. In KS3, students study novels, stories, dramas alongside a focus on spelling, grammar and punctuation.
English – Aims and Vision
In KS4, students study for their IGCSE exams. Students study for a double award. They study both language and literature which encompass areas such as Shakespeare, modern prose, language genres and creative writing to name but a few.
The English department puts a huge emphasis on reading among students regardless of year group and runs an Accelerated reader programme in the school library.