English Curriculum Statement
‘English is a vital way of communication in school, in public life and internationally. Literature is rich and influential, reflecting the experience of people from many countries and times. In studying English pupils develop skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. It enables them to express themselves creatively and imaginatively and to communicate with others effectively. Pupils learn to become enthusiastic and critical readers of stories, poetry and drama as well as non-fiction and media texts.
Our main aim is to enable students to read, write, speak and listen effectively, gaining understanding of and control over language. They should leave us as fluent, confident and articulate communicators ready to be active citizens in the adult world.
We believe that English contributes to the personal development of the individual child because of the cognitive functions of both spoken and written language. In exploratory learning and in organising and making sense of experience, language plays a part in the intellectual, emotional and aesthetic development of a pupil.
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