English

 A welcome from the Head of Faculty, Elaine Beange

We are a highly successful faculty, described as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in 2012, and we aim to encourage all our students to enjoy the subject as much as we do. We strive to create an atmosphere where students enjoy learning, coming to lessons as active participants. Our English team are all subject specialists with a love of the subject and of teaching.

With an excellent level of achievement in all national examinations, we believe that high expectations of our pupils are vital. Our teaching is intellectually rigorous, whilst encouraging individual creativity and response in all pupils. After their years with us, we expect pupils to gain the highest grades of which they are capable and to have developed an appreciation, preferably a love, of literature and the use of language.

There is close liaison with the Learning Support Faculty to identify and help those pupils who have special educational needs. This enables them to access the curriculum successfully at all Key Stages.