Despite being a subject that focuses on the written/spoken word, and printed texts, English successfully uses a variety of media to enhance learning experiences in lessons.
Alongside having access to laptops and iPads in class - as many subjects do - the English department utilises ICT in most lessons to improve students’ understanding of non-fiction and fiction texts as well as to improve writing skills.
Head of English, Miss Tarbet, says, "Staff often use clips of poets performing their work, representations of Shakespeare, novels and information about non-fiction texts to ensure students are engaged and understanding the themes and characters in the texts.
"The interactive whiteboards in each classroom are also used to present examples of writing, which can be annotated and explained with students’ help.
"Several members of staff make great use of the visualiser in order to present examples of student work for the other members of the class to see a live model using the techniques taught in class.
"The English department also makes great use of the recorders for speaking and listening activities, but also the flipcams which can be used for presentations and group work."