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King Edward's School BATH

English

To teach a young person to communicate clearly and confidently and to help them to understand the words of others is to both arm them with sword and shield and teach them to open their hearts to the world and its myriad possibilities.

English is a subject which is the conduit for many others: History, Philosophy, Religion, Art, Music, Geography, the Sciences... all knowledge flows into the texts that we study both fiction and non-fiction.

  • Our aim is to inspire pupils, through varied sampling and study, to read widely and bravely – finding the texts they will carry with them into the future.
  • Our wish is to imbue them with the confidence and wisdom to express themselves verbally and on paper.
  • Our focus is always on the needs of the individual pupils, balanced finely within the experience of the whole.

Read, read, read. Read everything - trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You'll absorb it.
Then write. If it's good, you'll find out. If it's not, throw it out of the window.'

WILLIAM FAULKNER

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    You must write every single day of your life... You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads... may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.'

    rAY BRADBURY