The English Department at Queen Elizabeth’s Girls’ School consists of ten teachers, seven full time and three part time. We are based in the English Office (next to Room 108) and have a suite of five classrooms, one of which is equipped with 14 computers. All classrooms have interactive whiteboards. Teachers generally teach across the key stages.
English is taught in Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 and classes are organised into mixed ability groups throughout. As a department, we are fully committed to inclusive, mixed ability teaching. In Years 7–9, students are taught in their form groups. In Year 10 and 11, all students are taught an integrated course leading to GCSEs in both English and English Literature. It is our policy to enter all students unless exceptional circumstances apply. At AS / A2 Level, we offer courses in English Literature and English Language/Literature.
Achievement in English at all key stages remains high and we are constantly looking for ways to raise this achievement. We have high expectations of all our students, both in terms of work and behaviour and strive to get the best out of each individual.
English Department Staff
Joint Heads of Department: Mrs Madigan and Ms Kenney-Dwyer
Second in Department: Miss Richards
Key Stage Co-ordinator: Mrs Epstein
English teachers: Mrs Bunce, Mr Contor, Mrs Grewal-Barrett, Mrs Knott, Miss Lawson, Mrs Makkar, Miss Richards.