Communication and relationships are at the heart of good teaching in English.
English is essentially communication and so personalised learning must be at the heart of our work. In common with art, religion and philosophy, teachers of English work very much in the affective domain; that being said technical skills must also be taught. The higher skills of independent interpretation, analysis and critical evaluation can only be nurtured if learning is personalised.
Pupils study a variety of texts in Year 7 and 8, before starting their GCSE courses in English Language and English Literature in Years 9, 10 and 11. The menu on the side gives a more detailed insight into the range of activities/tasks that pupils complete during their time at St. Monica's.
The English department has been fortunate enough to recently move into a new teaching block. The pictures below give an insight into the facilities which are used within lessons by teachers to aid pupils' learning.
What do pupils study in English?
On the main drop-down menu for the Department website, the skills/texts that pupils will study/learn are all explained in further detail, so that it is easy to follow exactly what is expected of students over their 5 years at St. Monica's in English.