English

The English Faculty at Tupton Hall School is both large and successful, with experienced and more newly qualified teachers. English is a multi-disciplinary subject encompassing the study of language, drama, speaking and listening, writing, reading, media and I.C.T work.

We aim to teach a wide range of skills in line with the National Curriculum, whilst offering a stimulating framework which captures the enthusiasm and enjoyment of English for students of all abilities. Our key goal is to support all students in achieving their potential. It is a core subject at the heart of many other academic disciplines; we recognise the importance of literacy skills which allow students to communicate with others, both at school and in their everyday lives.

We believe strongly in the importance of reading, both for enjoyment and to aid academic success. Therefore, all Year 7 students have a timetabled library lesson once a week, with 'refresher' sessions in Years 8 and 9. Our librarian delivers these lessons in the first half term, introducing the students to the library systems and focusing on information retrieval. Independent reading is encouraged at all Key Stages.

We are committed to offering students a variety of extra-curricular activities and consider this a strength of the Faculty. Recent events have included numerous theatre trips and performances in school, examiner workshops, poetry and creative writing workshops, a Year 7 poetry reading competition, a Readathon, GCSE residential intervention trips, University visits and the BBC School News report project.

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