Welcome to the English Department website
We believe that the study of English can have a very positive impact on the lives of young people. Our ultimate aim is to inspire students to go on to study the subject at A Level and university. However, whether they take the subject on at A Level or not, we want all students who study English at the school to find the experience enjoyable and enlightening, and to leave KES with a range of skills that will benefit them in the future lives.
If you have any questions about this website, or any aspect of English at the school, please contact Dr Alistair Schofield on email@example.com
Many congratulations to Sachin Croker, who has been offered a place at Downing College, Cambridge, to read English Literature.
MAN BOOKER PRIZE CLUB 2012 NEWSFLASH!
The Man Booker prize has gone to Hilary Mantel for 'Bring up the Bodies'.
See you next year when the shortlist is announced!
See below for further details.
The Shortlist has been announced:
Bring up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
Narcopolis by Jeet Thayil
Swimming Home by Deborah Levy
The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng
The Lighthouse by Alison Moore
Umbrella by Will Self
Remember to email Dr Schofield to express your interest so that a seat can be booked at Harbour Lights on 16th October to watch the Awards Ceremony.
WHAT SOUNDS BETTER ON A UCAS STATEMENT?
- I LIKE READING AND READ A LOT
- I'VE JUST READ ALL THE NOVELS ON THE BOOKER SHORT-LIST AND THINK THAT ALISON MOORE'S 'THE LIGHTOUSE' SHOULD HAVE WON BECAUSE...
The Man Booker Prize for Fiction is a literary prize awarded each year for the best original full-length novel. The short-list will be announced on 11th September, with the televised awards ceremony on 16th October.
Our challenge will be to read and discuss all six novels on the short-list before the ceremony. Note that these are adult novels so the club is open only to Fifth and Sixth Year students.
For further information see Dr Schofield.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR ENGLISH EXAM STUDENTS
Nine of our fifteen A2 Literature students received A*s, which is a remarkable achievement so very well done to them.
85% of our IGCSE cohort gained A/A* for Literature, with 80% for English Language: our best results for eight years.
LITERATURE AT LOVATON 4TH - 6TH JULY
We are delighted to announce that Professor Nick Groom from Exeter University will be visiting us on our Dartmoor trip and giving sessions on The Gothic and The Pastoral. Professor Groom's book The Gothic: A Very Short Introduction is due to be published by OUP in September, and The Pastoral, a cultural history of the seasons, will be published by Atlantic in July 2013.
If you haven't already done so, please remember to give in your B15 to your teacher or directly to Dr Schofield.
PASTORAL COME DINE WITH ME
See our 'Gallery' for pictures and a description of this recent event.