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.
Pushing Boundaries My approach with the pupils during activity time has been quite specific. I drew on my own experiences of being at school. I remember how rich and varied my education was, but I found it difficult to genuinely express myself. There was so much to process, learn and demonstrate with the added pressure...