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Educating the mind without educating
the heart is no education at all.
Aristotle

English

The English Department at Holyport College is one that consistently promotes academic excellence and wants every pupil to achieve their full academic potential in a positive, encouraging and engaging environment.  The Department aims to support every pupils’ academic work as well their general intellectual, emotional and cultural growth.  

ETHOS

The English Department at Holyport College is one that consistently promotes academic excellence in an environment that is both enjoyable and challenging for every individual pupil. At Holyport, we believe that English teaches the ‘whole pupil’ and therefore, central to the department’s teaching and learning are the fundamental life skills that every pupil must master during compulsory education. Pupils are encouraged to share their opinions, discuss their understanding and argue their ideas in a safe and respectful environment. At the same time, Holyport College understands the importance of qualifications for pupils in the modern world and has subsequently designed a curriculum that is rich, diverse and intellectually stimulating. Whilst supporting those in need of extra help, staff always set high expectations for pupils and lessons are pitched so that every pupil is challenged every day. 

Every Pupil, Every Lesson, Every Day

Year 7 Curriculum
Year 9 Curriculum
GCSE Reading List
Lower School Reading List
Advice for Dyslexic Readers