The English Department is part of a faculty structure that includes Drama 和 心理学 (PETs) 和 links are strong with these departments – in past years the Faculty has worked together on 充实的日子 which have seen students learn 和 perform a Shakespeare play in a day, as well as trips to theatres such as the Globe.
The study of 英国文学 at Key Stage 3 covers a range of challenging texts encompassing drama, 诗歌和小说, 包括哥特文学, 中古英语诗歌, 莎士比亚的文字, 坦尼森和乔叟, 和小说 人鼠之间, 《蝇王, 穿条纹睡衣的男孩 和 动物 农场 ——仅举几个例子. In these years students learn a range of critical reading styles, developing the skills of close reading 和 analysing writers’ use of form, 语言和结构. There is also a focus on placing texts within their social, 政治, 历史和文学背景. Students are encouraged to produce their own creative responses to their studies 和 to use drama 和 film to explore texts in new 和 engaging ways.
At GCSE, students are entered for AQA GCSE in 英国文学 和 英语语言. Both 英国文学 和 英语语言 courses are linear – examinations are taken at the end of the two-year course. 没有课程作业. Texts studied for the Literature exam currently include 远大前程》, 《网赌正规平台网址》, 无事生非, 一个检查员调用 还有一本诗集.
In the 六年级, students take English at A Level.
A Level students follow the AQA syllabus, ‘Love through the Ages’ in their first year. 在A级考试的第二年, students prepare a Non Examination Assessment – their coursework, which is an independent piece of work supported through initial structured teaching. 研究了文本包括 《网赌正规平台网址》, 《十大网赌网址》, 婢女的故事 和 poetry by a range of writers including John Keats, Thomas Hardy 和 Carol Ann Duffy.
The English Department provide 和 oversee a wide variety of extra-curricular ‘literary’ activities, 从讨论, 剧院访问, 研究天, creative writing societies 和 Slam Poetry clubs to the 六年级 关闭 Reading group.