The English department at Christ the King offers an excellent educational experience for all students. The 2018 results are outstanding, with over 77% of students achieving above a grade 4 in English Language and Literature and 35% achieving above their target grades. This is a reflection of the hard work and dedication of the English staff team.
All students are catered for within the English department, with innovative programmes in place for students with English as a new or second language and for those students who have special educational needs. Every room is equipped with an interactive smartboard and a range of engaging resources. All classes also make regular use of the library facilities within school and reading for enjoyment is a primary focus of the department, with all Key Stage 3 lessons starting with a 5 minute reading session.
Wherever possible, students are given the opportunity to take part in extra-curricular activities within English. These have included theatre trips, drama and poetry workshops and visiting authors, as well as submitting entries for the Foyles Young Poetry Competition, the Portico Prize for Literature and the BBC School News Report. At Christ the King, the focus in English is on developing confident, independent learners who can effectively communicate with others through a variety of mediums and in a wide range of situations.
Homework is a key component of progress within English. At KS3, students will have spelling and vocabulary homework as well as a literacy or curriculum based task. At KS4, students will have a weekly quote quest homework to support revision for GCSE and an additional curriculum based task.