English

The study of English is central to all learning and communication. 

The aim is to develop confident communicators, imaginative thinkers, creative writers and informed young people, ready to take their place in the world. 

To this end, English develops students’ knowledge, understanding and skills in listening, reading, viewing, speaking, writing and creating. 

Students study a variety of challenging and complex literary and media texts of various types, written for various purposes that explore themes relating to human experience, interpersonal relationships and ethical and global dilemmas within both the real world and fictional settings. 

Students also develop a critical understanding of the contemporary media and how they can be manipulated by these forms. 

The study of English also aims to create independent and passionate readers who can easily deconstruct complex material, fictional, technical and/or abstract and who in turn can confidently and expressively create a range of imaginative, informative and persuasive types of texts for a variety of audiences and purposes.