At King Edward’s the English department seeks to inspire pupils to read with pleasure and understanding, become sensitive listeners and fluent, articulate speakers, to write carefully and accurately and to appreciate the power of language and use it effectively. Through the study of literature, pupils explore the world in which they live through discussion, debate and drama.
All pupils sit the Cambridge IGCSE English Language and Literature courses. Formal classroom learning is enriched and extended with author visits, theatre trips, and writing competitions.
Pupils have the choice of A-level English Literature or the International Baccalaureate (IB) English A Language and Literature course.
The English Language and Literature course can be taken at Higher or Standard Level. Both courses content will include extensive writing and oral presentations on previously unseen material, set literary texts and issues of global importance.
Edwina Keary, a talented Upper Sixth Form IB pupil from Guildford, had been due to receive a prestigious award from the Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers and exhibit her painting ‘Girl in Wood’ at Mansion House this month. However, due to the COVID-19 situation, the presentation has sadly had to be cancelled. Always her passion to...