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Five Acres High School


In English, our vision is to provide our students with the wisdom to think about the different ways in which writers have explored what it means to be human. We seek to immerse students in an exploration of different voices and times by using a wide variety of imagined realities and real experiences in order to develop a love of reading, writing, language and social diversity. 

Our students gain experience with different text types; identifying specific information; comparing texts; evaluating texts; working out how texts are structured. We want our students to leave us in Year 11, encouraged to question the world around them with the confidence to go out and be successful.

Taking English Language and Literature can help to provide students with a firm academic base which fits well with a range of academic subjects post 16. This could include going on to study a range of subjects in further and higher education such as journalism, teaching, art and business administration as well as public and media relations, advertising and marketing.