The English Department has a pivotal role to play within the School, providing the means for students to reach an advanced level of proficiency in English, as a support subject for other departments, as well as to promote greater sensitivity to the literary and cultural traditions of the language in a global context.
It is one of the largest departments in the school and its aim is to provide all students with the communicative tools they need in order to be successful users of English at an advanced level.
The underlying philosophy of the Department is that all students extend their proficiency in English, both orally and written, and learn about the English language in a global, multicultural context. Fundamental to this is the appreciation of all forms of literature throughout their school life. We, therefore, teach a wide selection of texts, including prose, plays, poetry collections and various non-fiction texts across all year groups.
We hope that the work our students do in English is enjoyed and strive to ensure that our curriculum offers a rich and diverse range of learning experiences.
We are a team where each member enriches the department by their own contributions, strengths, and experience. It is this sense of teamwork and willingness that enables us to face the challenges of teaching with confidence and enthusiasm