Welcome to the English Department
Excellent reading and writing skills are an essential part of our daily lives.
Welcome to the English department where technicality and creativity are fused to ensure students succeed not only in English Language and Literature, but develop abilities that will support learning across all subject areas. Our English teachers place more emphasis on students’ learning rather than lessons being teacher-led. This allows students to confidently explore and take risks within their environment.
Our department has dedicated and highly qualified members of staff who work tirelessly to improve the ability of our students across all ability ranges. In the English department, we aim to create and develop enthusiastic and independent learners. We use a variety of contemporary and seminal literature to develop the skills of our students by fostering a learning culture where they are encouraged to think critically, ask questions, celebrate challenges and reflect with maturity.
We deliver the National Curriculum for England which develops students’ 21st Century skills. We prepare our learners to be confident candidates who excel when completing their IGCSE exams in both English Language and English Literature.
As a department, we believe in extending learning beyond the classroom and we run several initiatives to enhance students’ abilities such as extra-curricular programmes (Writer’s Club and Speech & Debate). The English department also coaches students to successfully compete in regional competitions. In order for our students to achieve the very best of their potential, we offer rapid and effective support at lunchtimes to improve students’ technical accuracy.