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 ...
The range of activities extends from specialist teaching for pupils needing support with English as an Additional Language, to events beyond the classroom. Through theatre trips, our whole-school Poetry Recitation competition, speaker visits, the school newspaper Pelican Post, a creative writing group and our well-stocked library, the English department helps to stretch the imagination and pupils' skills.