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We all know that English is important and that a good command of the English language serves us throughout our lives. We aim to ensure that all of our students have effective literacy skills ready for life, whether they are going onto university or straight out in the world of work.

Expanding from this is our vision is to ensure that we infuse all students with a love of language and an appreciation and enjoyment of literature. We explore a range of texts from Shakespeare to modern day and discuss a wide variety of issues. Studying literature is a pleasure as well as promoting higher level thinking skills and supporting technical writing and creativity.

“Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.” (Maya Angelou)

Mrs J Richardson

Head of Faculty

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To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries. A C Grayling