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“The voyage to discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes” – Marcel Proust.
The English curriculum encourages students to explore ideas from fresh perspectives – to approach the world with an open mind.
We explore what motivates characters and their actions. We learn to anticipate the ‘monsters’ and in turn appreciate the skill involved in crafting complex, convincing characters. We develop empathy, enabling insights into other’s lives.
We investigate language in all its forms. We put language under a lens, exploring its meaning and connotations. We become literary detectives – examining texts, exploring their contexts and looking for hidden views and meaning. We develop an appreciation of literary criticism, understanding how Literary Critics have interpreted text through different lenses.
We study great writers of fiction and non-fiction including Chaucer, Shakespeare, Dickens, Orwell, Steinbeck, Golding and Blackman, to name a few, and in turn learn how to construct great writing.
We develop life skills. We help students write effectively, in a range of different styles, for a range of different purposes and audiences. We support students to express their ideas confidently, to hold their own argument and read with fluency.
As such, we aim to develop the readers, thinking, writers and orators of the next generation.
Curriculum Theological Underpinnings
“In the beginning was the word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…… The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. ”
(John 1:1 & 14)
Jesus is described as the Word of God that communicates and reveals God. Our comprehension of God is through the Word! Communication and comprehension from the corner stone of education and we want all our students to be equipped to access and succeed in all their learning.