Curriculum Intent

“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader”

– Margaret Fuller

Our ambition is for every learner to experience a transformative, knowledge-rich curriculum built upon the strong foundations of reading. English is a multi-disciplinary subject and our students understand the power of language to influence human thought and action. Throughout our curriculum, our students strengthen their moral compass allowing them to become emotionally intelligent individuals who are active members of society. We prepare our learners with the necessary skills to become life-long readers and, therefore, life-long learners fuelling their curiosity about the best of what has been said, written and done within the worlds of literature and language. Such exposure empowers our students to develop their personal voice, their personal identity and well-being. Essentially, our students will harness the power of language to enrich their own lives. We develop keen readers, who are passionate about using literature and language to expand their knowledge and understanding of history, cultures and humanity. Our carefully selected and inclusive texts ensure our learners are immersed in diverse narratives of which they are challenged to potentially reassess their perspective and understanding of a topic. This ensures they develop flexibility and adaptability in their own thinking.

Our English curriculum has been designed to enable our learners to:

  • develop an appreciation and love of reading, and read increasingly challenging material independently
  • make inferences and refer to evidence in the text to show a deep understanding of how meaning is created
  • write with clarity for a wide range of purposes and audiences using their knowledge of vocabulary, grammar and text structure
  • speak confidently and effectively in a range of situations.

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