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English

During English lessons at the Hundred of Hoo Academy pupils enjoy an English curriculum which cultivates a love of learning, ensuring they are well-prepared for the next stage in their education and that they lead successful lives in our rapidly changing world.

In English, pupils will be challenged to develop their skills in reading, writing and speaking and listening. They will have frequent opportunities to extend both their analytical skills and their creative thinking, whilst also broadening their understanding of alternative cultures through the study of a wide range of texts. Pupils will become independent and resilient who are facilitated by a team of highly-experienced teachers that are skilled in catering to individual needs and enthusing pupils with a rich and varied curriculum. It is the expectation that pupils use and develop these vital skills in all subjects across the Academy given that the quality of their Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar will be assessed in several different subject examinations.

A variety of Enrichment opportunities will be available throughout the academic year, enabling pupils to take an active role in making exceptional progress.

Successes

The English Department has secured strong outcomes in recent years, with a large majority of pupils making at least expected or above expected levels of progress in 2015. This summer our GCSE outcomes were above National Average for both progress and attainment. This year, our Year 9 cohort is currently our highest performing group of pupils and we look forward to these successes continuing through the remainder of their time in Key Stage 3 and throughout Key Stage 4.