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English

“English is vital for communicating with others in school and in the wider world, and is fundamental to learning in all curriculum subjects.  In studying English, students develop skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing that they will need to participate wholly in society and employment.  Students learn to express themselves creatively and imaginatively and to communicate with others confidently and effectively.”

Source: National Curriculum

Students studying English at SRA will find much to be excited and enthused by. It is a shared belief of SRA’s English Department that this subject invites students to recognise the power of language and of words. Across our three Key Stages, we use literature as a means of exploring the effective use of English, as well as to foster a love of reading. It is through reading that we encourage our students to develop their critical thinking skills and engage in dialogue with others. 

Here at SRA the English team strives to ensure that learning English with us will:

  • enable our students to achieve their full potential 
  • encourage our students to demand the best of themselves
  • maximise the language potential of our students in speaking, listening, reading and writing
  • promote the use of new technologies as a means of expression, communication, research and organisation
  • be enjoyable and memorable by fostering a classroom ethos of respect for learning and achieving.

To help us achieve those aims, every English classroom is fully resourced with an interactive whiteboard and projector. We enjoy an excellent working relationship with a very active and exciting school library and have incorporated formal links with the library in the curriculum provision at Key Stage 3. In addition, the use of new technologies is fully integrated into the curriculum enhancing the student experience of this subject further. However, our most effective resource is a team of excellent English teachers who are passionate about the subject.

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