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St John’s Catholic Comprehensive School

GCSE English Language

Within English, our intention is to promote and encourage a love of language and literature. We aim to give a varied and informed understanding of different aspects of societies and cultures. In our text choices we select a range of challenging and insightful texts to promote student discussion and debate, using literature as a pathway to explore different points of view. English is a core requirement for future pathways, such as college, university, apprenticeships, and beyond. We strive to ensure that all of our students, regardless of background and ability undergo a holistic experience within our subject.

English is an overarching medium that creates cohesion between all subjects, linking the skills of reading, writing, presentation, analysis, problem solving, deep-thinking; all of which are crucial for future success. We ensure that we fulfil curriculum requirements, preparing students for their subsequent endeavours, including experience of mock interviews and writing curriculum vitae. This prepares them for entering society with confidence, articulation and ability to express oneself.