I assert literature to contain the materials which suffice for thus making us know ourselves and the world
Why Study English?
The skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening are of vital importance for a pupil's future, making English a uniquely important subject, underpinning any successful academic career. English gives students the resources through which they will arrive at a greater understanding of their world and themselves, and also the ways and means through which they communicate that understanding, in practical or imaginative forms.
Proficiency as a reader and writer can add immeasurably to an individual's chances in both career, and life generally: a love of literature - prose, poetry and drama – helps bring young people into a cultured adult community.
Open a Book and You Open Your Mind ...
From specialist teaching to those pupils who speak English as an Additional Language, through to our well stocked library, and our Pelican Society, the English department at King's also hold a number of events and competitions to stretch the imagination and the skills of our pupils beyond the classroom.