Welcome to the English Department at Longfield!
We recognise English as a vital way of enabling you to communicate in your school life, working life and globally through new communication technologies.
Literature in English reflects the experience of people from many cultures and times. In studying English you will develop skills in speaking and listening, reading and writing that will help you to express yourselves creatively and imaginatively and to communicate with others effectively.
You will read stories, poetry and drama as well as non-fiction and media texts such as magazines and films. You will also be given the opportunity to create your own texts and communicate in different situations and environments. In English at Longfield you’ll learn how to become independent thinkers and confident communicators.
In years 7, 8 and 9 students’ abilities are assessed and progress measured through an integrated programme of speaking and listening, reading and writing; in year 9, pupils develop GCSE skills so that the transition to KS4 is as smooth as possible. In KS4, pupils either complete a single award GCSE English course or a double award GCSE English Language and Literature course.