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‘The more we know about the language the more chance we shall have of success, whether we are advertisers, politicians, priests, journalists, doctors, lawyers--or just ordinary people at home, trying to understand and be understood.’ -  David Crystal.

We study the English language because it’s fascinating, it’s beautiful, it’s useful, and it’s fun.

There are three main areas of study: reading, writing,  and speaking and listening.

Students will experience both fiction and non-fiction texts. They will learn to use language for specific purposes and to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. They will become familiar with the ways in which writers use language to create specific effects  for the reader.

Students will read widely and experiment with their own writing. They will give presentations, create role plays and enter into discussions and debates. There will be theatre trips and visits by authors, poets and drama groups.

Miss K Harris: Head of Faculty 

Mrs K Fellowes: Second in Faculty and KS3 Co-ordinator 

Mr T Buckle: English and Media Studies

Mr R Haines: Head of Media Studies, English

Miss E Harris: English

Mrs A Hill: English

Miss G Gillingham: English

Mrs M King: English, Transition Co-ordinator 

Mrs H Maxted: English 

Miss E. May: English and KS4 Co-ordinator 

Mr N. Selman: English

Mrs H Synan: English