Which subjects are in our faculty?
- English language
- English literature
In the English faculty we endeavour to inspire students to open their mind to the beauty of the English language and find their voice in the world.
Across key stage 3, students access high-quality English lessons designed to teach them how to speak, read and write fluently, so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions with confidence and accuracy. Through reading a range of texts, students develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. Our curriculum is built around reading brilliantly crafted novels, plays and poetry across time. All students acquire new vocabulary, extend their knowledge, and reflect on previous learning.
Our curriculum through key stage 3 includes:
All texts, across all years, act as springboards for engaging students in writing for different purposes (including: stories, poems, letters, diaries, and non-fiction) and build upon their speaking and listening skills which underpin the development of their reading and writing, in turn supporting their personal development and confidence.
Students are encouraged to be reflective learners in English at key stage 3 so that they are prepared for success at GCSE. Many effective strategies are encouraged within the classroom, including Flipped Learning (getting prepared ahead of lessons), Robust Reading (reading for pleasure and to consolidate understanding) and Do Nows (consolidation of learning spaced across the Key Stage).