The study of English is essential, not only in terms of helping individuals make sense of who they are, but also in terms of learning how to communicate successfully with the world. English Literature teaches a great deal about life, history and society and fosters tolerance and understanding, which is a vital part of a balanced education.
Reading, spoken language and writing are the cornerstones of success and we aim to equip our pupils with the skills to read critically, confidently and for pleasure; to be articulate in their spoken language; and to write effectively with style and accuracy for a wide range of purposes and audiences.
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In Year 7 students follow the central theme of ‘Growing Up’
In Year 8 students follow the central theme of ‘A Brave New World’
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In Year 9 students follow the central theme of ‘The Consequences Of Power’
HT1 – Writing
HT3 – Exploration of the play
HT5 – Exploration of the play
The Department offers subject-specific enrichment clubs and organises a range of educational visits throughout the year. Pupils are able to take part in school-wide competitions, as well as representing the Academy in local and national competitions designed to increase their engagement and enhance their subject knowledge. Intervention sessions to consolidate prior learning and ensure maximum progress are at the heart of our delivery model.