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English is a vibrant subject here at the academy and we make the most of new technologies available to us to make our lessons creative and exciting. Students have the opportunity to read, write and talk about work from a wide variety of authors and poets, and are encouraged to develop their own opinions
and preferences. Collaborative learning is encouraged, whilst at the same time students are supported as they become independent learners.
We invite guest authors and poets to the academy to work with students and encourage them to discover their own voices, hidden writing talents and performance skills. We also run theatre visits for a number of year groups to ensure students experience the thrill of a live performance.
We work closely with other departments to help students develop a breadth of understanding. In year 9, for example, students investigating The First World War in History will also experience in English the poetry and letters which were created at the time.
Success in English opens doors to many future careers, and we are pleased to offer a combined A’Level Literature and Language course in our expanding VIth form.