Mr J. Smith (Head of Department)
Dr P. Ellis
Mrs E. Ellis
Mr J. Hopkins
Mr J. Smith
Mrs H. Davies
Mr D. Gibbons
Miss K. Mitchell
Mrs S. Morley
The department aims to:
Develop pupils' oral and written skills
Develop pupils' comprehension of literary and non-literary texts
Develop pupils' expression in a variety of different ways to suit different occasions
Develop pupils' awareness of language as a medium of communication
Develop pupils' abilities to relate to the historical, cultural and social contexts of texts
English at Stonyhurst
Through reading literature you can enter the experiences of others and in doing so you experience their way of life, their moral values, the differences in ways of expression and in manners between men and women of today and those of the 16th Century or of the 1960s. Although it requires some study of literature English Language focuses on the different ways in which English is used. It requires a keen sense of whom the text is intended for and how the writer has controlled the reader¡¦s response.
Lower Grammar (Year 9)
The programme of Study sets out to follow the National Curriculum Key Stage 3.
GCSE Course (Year 10 & 11)
The Specification followed at GCSE is OCR English Language 1400 and English Literature 1901.
The course covers the study of literary and non-fiction texts through reading, writing, speaking and listening.
This looks at texts that cover three genres, prose, poetry and drama, pre- and post- 20th Century. There are also specific demands about relating texts to their historical, social and cultural contexts.
AS / A2 Course (Year 12 & 13)
The Specification followed at GCE is AQA English Language and English Literature.
AS modules: language issues, its social contexts and coursework of Original Writing.
A2 modules: editorial writing, language change and coursework on a personal investigation.
AS modules: 2 modules on prose, poetry and drama; 1 Coursework module on a Shakespeare play.
A2 modules: text comparisons, set texts written before 1700 and 1900.