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English is taught by a highly qualified and experienced team who are passionate about their teaching.  There is a good balance between traditional and innovative teaching and learning that secures the basics before developing confidence in critical and expressive skills.

English is the medium by which every subject is taught.  Primarily, our intention is to ensure every student attains good GCSE grades in English and English Literature (AQA).  That process begins in Year 7 with English lessons that engage the students and challenge them to make good progress.

English lessons include lively discussion, imaginative ideas, controversial topics and purposeful work.  Students learn to write convincingly and speak confidently to a variety of audiences.  Students are encouraged and guided to develop a love of literature which they can take further with clubs and visiting authors.

English is a popular subject in the Sixth Form where students study A Level English Literature (Edexcel).  Here they get the chance to develop expertise in literary and linguistic analysis to a professional standard.

Subject Leader, Mrs N Cowell