The English Department
We aim to ensure that English skills are developed within a supportive environment and that creativity and independence are encouraged. Members of the English Department share a love of their subject and a determination to provide English lessons for all our pupils that are lively, stimulating and challenging. The skills developed in English are central for access to the full curriculum. Literacy and communication skills are essential if students are to leave school equipped to deal with the demands of modern life. The English Department strive to develop these skills in each and every student. We aim to engage students in activities that will capture their interest and encourage them to take an active part in their learning.
English teachers aim to ensure that all students learn:
to communicate effectively in speech and writing,
to understand and respond imaginatively and critically to what they hear,
to read and experience a variety of media
to enjoy both modern and classical literature in all its forms