English Language and English Literature
Our vision is to make the study of English Language and English Literature a challenging compelling and thought provoking experience. In language we aim to equip students with the complex skills of comprehension, interpretation and written and verbal expression that they will require in day-to-day in day-to-day life. In literature we aim to encourage a love of reading which goes beyond the classroom. To us, the study of English is a study of life and we encourage our students to question opinions, assumptions and bias whilst showing tolerance and respect for the viewpoints of others.
English language and Literature are delivered as two separate subjects on the timetable in years 9-11 in order that students can appreciate the subtle differenced between the demands of each.
The Library and Learning Resource Area
The Library is available for pupils and staff. It provides reading books, support and help for homework, coursework and revision.
Monday – Friday: 8.00-4.00
(Opportunity to do homework, coursework or quiet reading before and after school: 8.00-8.45am and 3.10-4.00pm)
We have a large selection of both fiction and non-fiction books. This includes the latest teenage novels, for example, Diary of a Wimpy kid, Hunger Games, Jacqueline Wilson, Vampire Diaries, Cherub and Henderson Boy’s. There are also many non-fiction books to enjoy, ranging from Guinness World Records, Ripley’s Believe it or Not, Ghosts, Pets, Football and Optical Illusions to name a few.
- A Book club on Wednesday after School to enjoy reading the latest books together. Sign up with Miss Barnett.
- Book quizzes
- A request and reserve facility allowing staff and pupil’s to order new books for our Library
- The Librarian, Miss Barnett, is available to support and help throughout the School day. If you have any questions or suggestions please ask.
We have recently been given the title of Champion School in Accelerated Reading. Well done to all of our amazing Accelerated Readers and to Miss Barnett!
Stoke Literacy Festival 2017
Potato Book Character Competition 2017