In the Curriculum
The value of English in the curriculum? What can I say? Without English, nothing. And without good English, nothing very well.
In studying English pupils develop skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. Effective communication, both written and spoken, is at the heart of what we do. Pupils learn to express themselves creatively and imaginatively. They learn to become enthusiastic and critical readers of stories, poems and plays as well as non-fiction and media texts.
At Key Stage 3
Pupils study a wide variety of texts. Schemes of work are tailored to the requirements of the National Curriculum and the National Literacy Strategy and at the end of the Key Stage, in Year 9, pupils are prepared for the English SATs.
At Key Stage 4
All pupils are entered for English and the majority of pupils are also entered for English Literature at GCSE.
At Key Stage 5
English Literature is offered at both AS and A2 level and students are able to study, in detail, a variety of texts both contemporary and classical.
On Friday 25th January, Andy Cope, an author, visited Trinity to deliver a fun workshop to students.
In December Senior Aircraftsman Holland from the RAF came in to talk about his experience serving in Afghanistan.
On Monday 8th October, students took part in a performance poetry competition in the drama studio.