Our English and Media Faculty aims to support students in a superbly focused and safe learning environment. The English and Media Faculty provides our learners with a range of challenging texts and tasks that allow them to broaden their understanding of a range of speakers, writer and dramatists. Shakespeare is a focal point of our study within the Faculty and the relevant and transcendental messages that he teaches help our learners understand how the world works and how his characters and themes affect us all. We develop student literacy, their creative and analytical skills by teaching stimulating lessons which engage them with key topics and tasks.
The English and Media curriculum covers a range of texts, skills and a range of different current and Classic non-fiction and fiction texts. The English and Media department focuses on developing students explanation and analysis skills so that they can astutely process and be aware of how a text affects them and the context that it ‘lives’ within.
The curriculum also helps our learners develop their understanding of British contemporary and non-British contemporary writers who have crafted short stories, poetry and drama.
The English and Media team have developed a range of thoroughly engaging opportunities for our students to engage in, including Creative Writing club, the Media Editor’s club and our Book Group. We have also arranged workshops and talks in liaison with our school librarian that have helped students to focus key events and people that we treasure- such as Lemn Sissay our chosen poet for Black History Month.
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