English Language is vital for your success in the working world. It teaches you how to communicate effectively be that written or verbally. It also teaches you to be able to read with perception, to see through the bias and to drill down into the real meaning that writers are trying to create. Being skilled at English Language means that you don’t have to accept one version of the truth. You will have the ability to read between the lines, make your own interpretations and in turn, create your own version of the world.
English Literature is the study of plays, poetry and novels that have significance in helping us understand culture and tradition. These texts are influenced by events that changed the world: the modernization of the English language, the importance of our monarchy or the Industrial Revolution. We read these texts to help us understand how past events have shaped the society we live in today.
At Shireland, we want your child to leave with the necessary skills that will allow them to confidently understand the world around them, and the expertise to express themselves confidently in any situation.