The English Course followed is the Edexcel iGCSE A Syllabus. This is a demanding course requiring detailed knowledge and understanding of selected writers. During the lesson time pupils are introduced to all the anthology extracts comprising of poems, fiction and non-fiction, and detailed notes are given regarding literary technique, vocabulary, theme and structure.
Friendly and respectful debate is encouraged, but pupils are never forced to read aloud or answer questions if they do not wish to participate, as the tutor believes it is important to foster warm and friendly relationships with her pupils in an atmosphere of mutual respect.
Homework is set and marked on a weekly basis, and pupils are encouraged to read widely at home in order to deepen their understanding of the subject.
Our new English Tutor for 2018/19 is Catrin (profile to follow).