“That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.”
English is an inspiring, dynamic and stimulating subject. At Lymm High School, the English Faculty is a lively and innovative place to learn about English Literature and English Language. Our experienced team of teachers enthusiastically communicate a love of reading, literature and the written word and of the power of language to inspire, persuade, entertain, provoke and inform.
Our aim is for our pupils to enjoy and appreciate the subject, whilst enabling all to communicate their ideas successfully. We explore a diverse selection of literature, from the contemporary ‘House with the Chicken Legs’ by Sophie Anderson to classics such as Harper Lee’s ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ and William Golding’s ‘Lord of the Flies’. It is important that our pupils become lifelong learners, acquiring a proficiency and enthusiasm for reading, and becoming fluent writers so as to achieve success academically and beyond.
Our curriculum also endeavours to provide opportunities for diverse writing contexts, both fictional and non-fictional, inspired by contemporary and world issues. Discussion is at the heart of this work with students, and our focus on subject specific and formal vocabulary is intended to support students in becoming confident articulators in both written and verbal contexts.
We want learning to be a challenging experience for our pupils and we have a commitment to excellence and extension, enabling all to fulfil their potential. We encourage our pupils to think critically thereby enabling them to participate more effectively in society. We want them to respond to, and challenge, what they hear and read. In doing so, we hope they will form their own views and be able to think reflectively.
You can find more information on our English subjects by clicking on the links below.