English is a vital form of communication in school, public life and internationally.
We place great importance on the development of students' skills over the three main language areas: spoken language, reading and writing. Emphasis is placed on basic literacy skills over all key stages. Literacy is an essential tool for the development of students' skills in English. As well as at least three lessons of English a week, students also spend twenty minutes at the start of each day on activities designed to improve Literacy and Language.
At each key stage students are encouraged to express themselves creatively and imaginatively over the three main curriculum areas through a varied and stimulating programme of study.
Areas of focus include:
- Novel study
- Writing stories
- Plays/drama and role play
- Reading comprehension
- Writing letters and emails
- Film study and the Media
Students have the opportunity to gain qualifications in English throughout Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4.
Qualifications currently offered to students are Step Up to English, Functional Skills Level 1 and 2 and GCSE.