The English Faculty plays an important role in Clarendon's cultural life whilst helping pupils to achieve excellent results in public exams. A number of leavers go on to study English Literature at Cambridge, Oxford and other top Universities.
The three assessment components in English are:
- Speaking & Listening
Our schemes of work are designed to give pupils the opportunity to develop vital skills needed to succeed in these three assessment areas, and the wider world outside of the classroom. Our assessments and schemes of work are informed by National Curriculum guidelines and include implementation of the National Literacy Strategy in addition to being partnered with the Understanding Our World curriculum within the Humanities faculty.
English, as a core subject, is a fundamentally important area of study. We in the faculty encourage our students to recognise the crucial impact of communication, written or spoken, for themselves and their future, through focused, creative and inspiring teaching and learning.
Pupils are encouraged to consider the effects of language and an appreciation of alternative perspectives through a vast range of texts. Most crucially, we aim to inspire pupils to express themselves creatively, appropriately and effectively by using the rich and diverse English language.