Our curriculum is designed to be knowledge rich, increasing students’ cultural capital at every opportunity. As a team one of our primary goals is to unlock the potential of all students by promoting reading for pleasure across the school. We study a range of texts from a diverse collection of authors, across the history of the English language.
The English Area incorporates all aspects of the teaching of English and English literature. As a team, we seek to make all of the different strands and topics enjoyable and rewarding for students. The curriculum is designed to challenge all students, both in terms of their skills in use and understanding of different modes of communication and also in their broader thinking about the world in which we live.
We aim to develop in our students the ability to communicate effectively in both talk and writing, while providing ample opportunity for students to work individually and in group settings to this end. Similarly, we endeavour to enable students to be analytical participants in society, able to explore the meanings in texts that they read and images that they see in the media as well as evaluating the effects intended by writers, advertisers and movie makers to name a few.