Updated: Wed 8 Mar 2017
English at The Bulmershe School
English at Bulmershe is a very exciting and intellectually challenging subject where our students are actively involved in their own learning and encouraged to work with increasing independence as well as collaboratively. We offer a wide and diverse curriculum; for example, choral readings of Beowulf, performances of the 32-second Macbeth, shadowing the Carnegie, writing our own dystopia. As well as enjoying literature from our literary heritage, our students begin to appreciate literature from other cultures and traditions and understand the importance of English for life. They are encouraged to talk, read and write as experts from developing informed opinions and reasonable argument to remembering the emphasis we can create through the dash – or the rat lurking in separate!
We expect the very best from each of our students from Key Stage 3 to GCSE where they follow the Edexcel programme of study in both English Language and English Literature, and of course, at GCE. Their learning is underpinned by reading between the lines, interpreting both word and image, writing with increasing clarity, coherence and cohesion and speaking with increasing fluency and flair. As well as achieving excellent results at GCSE, we are a very popular choice at A Level where our students enjoy continued success in studying either English Literature, or English Language and Literature.
We have our own suite of rooms in the E block which is colourfully decorated with student work and records of their successes in school and in local and national competitions. Teaching and learning are supported with excellent resources, including ICT, which are easily accessed and continuously updated and developed. We are also very proud to have our own reading area.
Should you wish to contact a teacher in this department please email the head of department and copy to our office email. (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This will mean we can ensure a swift response.
Mrs A. E. Dench: Subject Leader - email@example.com
Miss A. Davies: Assistant Subject Leader of English – firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs T. Edwards: Head of Year 7
Mrs G. Norris: Head of Year 9
Mrs N. Barrett-Johnson: Head of Year 12
Mr C. Mooney: Co-ordinator of Media Studies
Miss N. Webb: Teacher of English
Mrs M. Wray: Teacher of English
Miss R. Buckland: Teacher of English
Miss R Reilly: Teacher of English
Key Stage 3 Book Club: Monday Lunch-time E6 – Miss A. Davies & Sixth Formers
Key Stage 4 Book Club: Monday Lunch-time E9 – Mrs A. Dench
Public Speaking Society: Tuesday Lunch-time E7 – Miss N. Webb
Poetry by Heart: Thursday Lunch-time E9 – Mrs A. Dench & Mrs M. Wray
All years Film Club: Friday Lunch-time E3 – Mr C. Mooney & Sixth Formers
Key Stage 3 English Support: Wednesday Afternoon E6 – Miss A. Davies
Extra-curricular GCSE Media: Wednesday Afternoon E3 – Mr C. Mooney
Key Stage 4 Support: Thursday Afternoon E9 – Mrs A. E. Dench
Scrabble Club: Friday Lunch-time E2 – Mrs T. Edwards
For course details please click on the PDF document below.