The English Department at Samuel Laycock aims to develop a life-long love of learning and literature within our pupils. We strive to provide a solid foundation upon which pupils will grow from strength to strength in this challenging and crucial subject.
English is a vital way of communicating, within school, public life, and globally. The study of English helps pupils understand how language works by looking at its patterns, structures and origins. Using this knowledge, pupils can choose and adapt what they say and write in different situations.
English is delivered through a curriculum that is tailored to suit the needs of our learners, utilising key concepts that underpin the study of the subject: competence, creativity, cultural understanding, and critical understanding.
Through a balanced, broad, and engaging curriculum, we aim not only to deliver the skills and content outlined in the new national guidelines, but to foster enjoyment and a passion for English that goes beyond their secondary school experience.
We offer Entry Level English certificate and Functional English Skills.