English Lies at the heart of all or learning: throughout their journey, students are exposed to diverse high- quality texts that not only develops their imagination, curiosity and passion for culture, language and literature, but also explores a range of universal themes that enables our students to become respectful and well- rounded citizens.
First and foremost, our students receive a well- rounded learning experience when reading, writing, speaking and listening which will equip all, regardless of gender and ethnicity, with the fundamental tools to achieve in the academy and beyond the limits of the local environment. We therefore ensure that all students first develop fluent spoken language. Subsequently, we recognise the importance of a rigorous phonics curriculum that enables children and students to quickly develop the skills and knowledge needed to be confident readers, who love literature. Their love and enjoyment of texts leads to creative, imaginative and analytical writing. We immerse all students in the wonders of well- considered quality texts to instil a love for reading, language, a passion for discovery and a confidence to explore their imagination. Our Chosen texts are an exciting combination of culture, history, reality and make believe.
Literature is at the heart of our curriculum and in literature, there are universal themes which span across text types and across eras. As literature is about the human experience, it is our conviction that the universal themes of literature are also the universal themes of writing as knowledge of key literary domains also unlocks the reading, comprehension and writing of nonfiction. Our English curriculum provides a curriculum which introduces students to some of these themes through the systematic and cumulative layering of knowledge and vocabulary which students then utilise in their reading and writing.
In a world that is always changing, English is a subject that keeps up. Language evolves with us and therefore there is always something new to discover.