English has a dominant place in education and in society. A high-quality education in English will teach pupils to speak and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others and through their reading and listening, others can communicate with them. Through reading in particular, pupils have a chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. Literature plays a key role in such development and reading enables pupils both to acquire knowledge and to build on what they already know. All the skills of language are essential to participating fully as a member of society; therefore, we intend to develop our students to speak, read and write fluently and confidently to allow them to reach their full potential and flourish within society.
The English curriculum is designed to ensure swift progression in reading, writing, speaking and listening from a range of student starting points. The English department is made up of experienced and well-qualified teachers who use a range of pedagogical methods to engage and teach the young people at the Anglo European School.
Students will be able to control their speaking and writing consciously; understand why sentences are constructed as they are and to use Standard English. Their vocabulary will be broad and wide-ranging, and they should be able to demonstrate correct grammar through their written work. English Literature will enable students to make autonomous meaning, encourage debate and challenge the interpretations of other readers as they develop their own informed personal responses. Most importantly, students will emerge as open-minded, inquisitive, tolerant individuals who recognise they have the ability to seek and create a better society.
Head of Department
Ms Amanda Willis