The English Department at Kingswood School believes in helping students to develop into lifelong readers, writers and thinkers. Students will leave us as independent, imaginative adults who are both confident and accurate in their expression, and they will continue to be curious and critical throughout their lives.
As a department, we are clear in our commitment to the development of independent, autonomous learners. We wholeheartedly believe that it is our responsibility to instil a passion for our subject within our students, encouraging them to become lifelong literary explorers who take delight in reading, writing and thinking. Students are encouraged to think both creatively and critically, and their development in these areas is structured and supported. English students will grow into compassionate adults who are capable of reflecting upon experience with a great deal of empathy and humility.
At KS3, pupils follow a bespoke curriculum that encourages them to think, to enjoy English and to develop as readers and writers. You can download a collection of short stories written by students of Kingswood School.
Moving up to KS4, pupils study for both IGCSE English Literature and OCR English Language qualifications. A large proportion of students choose to continue their English education, opting to take A Level English Literature, an AQA qualification. Our choices in exam board and curriculum reflect our commitment to the ways in which we would like our students to develop.
You can view the details of our A level course in the Sixth Form Academic Programme 2018-2020.
You can view the details of our GCSE courses in the Kingswood GCSE courses 2016-2017 curriculum booklet.