Our English courses are designed to provide pupils with the opportunity to develop the skills of listening, talking, reading and writing in order to understand and use language confidently. By studying a wide range of texts, pupils develop their literacy skills and understanding of the complexities of language.
‘Literacy is fundamental to all areas of learning, as it unlocks access to the wider curriculum. Being literate increases opportunities for the individual in all aspects of life, lays the foundations for lifelong learning and work… in developing our language skills we develop the ability to express our emotions, our thinking, our learning and our sense of personal identity.’
Adapted from Literacy and English, principles and practice’