Pupils study the correct rules of spelling, punctuation and grammar for one hour a week. They study the history of English language and literature, learning about how the language has developed and looking at some of the great writers in English. There are five to seven one-hour English lessons per week. Pupils with low reading ages follow an intensive programme of synthetic phonics in Year 7. We also run additional, after-school reading support for our weakest readers.
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Ms Katie Ashford, Head of English
“The magic of studying English is that it gives us a chance to escape from the real world and become immersed in captivating stories, while helping us to better understand the world around us. We want every single one of our pupils to be confident communicators who can grapple with the best and most brilliant ideas from literature.”