The English curriculum area aims to provide students with a secure understanding of the English language which is a vital skill for life. We aim to foster an enthusiasm for exploring language in all its forms and to promote a lifelong love of literature. We believe that creative, cultural and critical literacy are a fundamental part of the learning experience and that strong literacy skills are an essential foundation for future success.
Students are encouraged to develop the knowledge, skills and learning behaviours essential for achievement in English. We strive to imbue students with the tools to become highly competent, ambitious and innovative communicators, enabling them to become resilient and resourceful members of the wider community.
In Year 7, students alternate between Language and Literature each half term. In Year 8, students have different teachers for Language and Literature.
Each half term, there is a literacy focused event in the library centred around themes such as Halloween, Christmas and Storytelling. These events provide excellent opportunities for students to enjoy consolidating and developing their skills.