Whether pupils take English at A Level or not, we want all of them find the experience of studying English enjoyable and enlightening, and to leave King Edward’s with a range of skills that will benefit them in the future lives. We encourage a love of reading as well as the skills to analyse, interpret and appreciate texts. A number of societies across the school offer pupils to develop their communication skills further and deepen their understanding of literature, including the Debating Society and the Byron Society.
The English Department is housed in the school’s original main building and teaches from a wide selection of texts, including novels, plays, poetry collections and various non-fiction texts.
The English Department works closely with library staff to ensure English students have the chance to make regular use of the school’s excellent libraries. All 1st Year students have a library induction and all Lower School students have fortnightly lessons in the Gould Library as part of their English course.