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2015 ISI Inspection Report

Excellent in every category


English lessons are challenging, fun and highly stimulating. They are designed to instil a love of language and equip girls with the spoken and written communication skills needed to be an articulate and confident young woman in the 21st century. We nurture both creative and analytical skills, encouraging wide and ambitious reading from an early age. Lessons are based on a variety of full-class, individual or small-group activities.

All pupils study English Language and English Literature as an integrated course to GCSE.

A good proportion of students make the transition to study English Literature at AS/A2, and a number of girls each year go on to read English at some of our best universities.

The girls are actively encouraged to participate in the extra-curricular opportunities provided by the department, including: theatre trips, in-house workshops, film shows, debating and public speaking, as well as entry to various local and national literary competitions.