English, students will develop skills and understanding in four areas: reading, writing, speaking and listening. They will learn how to communicate effectively and respond to a range of information, media and texts to:
- become confident communicators, able to apply all four skills effectively in everyday situations
- see themselves as readers, engaging with a range of texts for information and for pleasure, including texts from different times and cultures
- see themselves as writers, using the written word clearly and creatively for a range of different audiences and purposes.
The students will study and analyse a range of fiction genres, poetry, playscripts and non-fiction texts to provide authentic contexts for skills development.