English & Literature
Head of Department: Miss Gower
Miss Randall (Second in English and Media)
Students at Manningtree High School deserve a broad and ambitious English curriculum, rich in skills and contextual knowledge. We aim to ignite curiosity and prepare students well for a world in which verbal and written communication is essential. Our English curriculum gives students the opportunity to develop a mastery of reading through critical discussion and writing. Students read complex fiction and non-fiction texts and learn to approach these methodically and with confidence. Foregrounding the themes and issues raised in texts allows an opportunity to open students’ minds to cultures, times and attitudes that may be different to their own.