English

Head of Faculty - Mr. T. Dearmer

The English Faculty at St Martin’s has a long history of academic achievement and success with excellent results at all Key Stages. The Faculty strives to achieve the highest standards by engendering engagement and motivation in its pupils and expecting rigour and innovation from its staff. The subject’s huge popularity at ‘A’ Level is a powerful testament to the quality of learners’ experience of English right the way through to Year 13.

In the lower school, at Key Stage 3, pupils are given the opportunity to develop their reading and writing skills, whilst self-confidence in expression and enjoyment in reading are emphasised.

Pupils begin their GCSE course in Year 9, extending their abilities in reading, writing and speaking which enables them to study language and literature in greater depth.