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Kingswood Secondary Academy


Welcome to the English Department.

Curriculum Aims

Learning and undertaking activities in English contributes to creating young people who can become:

  • Successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve
  • Confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives
  • Responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society

The Importance of English

English is vital for communicating with others in school and in the wider world, and is fundamental to learning in all curriculum subjects. In studying English, students develop skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. Students learn to express themselves creatively and imaginatively and to communicate with others confidently and effectively.

Literature in English is rich and influential. It reflects the experiences of people from many countries and times and contributes to our sense of cultural identity. Students learn to become enthusiastic and critical readers of stories, poetry and drama as well as non-fiction and media texts, gaining access to the pleasure and world of knowledge that reading offers. Looking at the patterns, structures, origins and conventions of English helps students understand how language works. Using this understanding, students can choose and adapt what they say and write in different situations, as well as appreciate and interpret the choices made by other writers and speakers.

QCA 2007

What have our students said about the English Department at The Kingswood School?

'English is really interesting and exciting. You can learn about different types of things in different types of ways.' (Jenny, Year 9)

'English lessons are always fun and the teachers make it easy to learn. Everyone works together as a group.' (Robyn, Year 9)

'English is fun. The activities are interesting.' (Connor, Year 10)

'It is fun when we go to the computer rooms to do our writing.' (Ayden, Year 9)