English at STAHS is an exciting subject both inside and outside the classroom. We place literature and the love of stories at the heart of our curriculum, encouraging pupils to read, write and think for themselves as they work with texts from a broad variety of historical eras, geographical locations and literary genres. In our classes, girls develop into articulate communicators and astute critical thinkers.
At The Salon, our literary society, they enjoy seminars on topics as diverse as Sir Gawain and the Green Night and the Booker Prize shortlist. Whether we are standing with Year 8 at The Globe, learning a quadrille with Year 9 at their Jane Austen Dance Workshop or acting out The Merchant of Venice with our visiting RSC Professional, we always ensure that the study of English is memorable, academically rigorous and fun.
To see a snapshot of the best original writing by our students, please take a look at our new creative writing site, On the Line.
The image gallery below shows further examples of creative writing by Year 7:
Latest tweets from the English department
#Vimeo https://t.co/vvs7RlKg6I. This is a film of Don Bury’s poem ‘The Opened Field’ produced by @PoetrySociety.… https://t.co/nRnLInpeTX
Posted on 24 March 2019
The @STAHSLibrary is hosting the latest round of literary speed dating. To help the Year 9 girls to read more widel… https://t.co/rGHqdpjGhD
Posted on 21 March 2019
Poetry to celebrate the first day of Spring... https://t.co/VPg38Y8zL3
Posted on 20 March 2019
A great opportunity for the brilliantly talented @STAHSEnglish pupils! Our pupils are always authentic and individ… https://t.co/UV39Yre4MI
Posted on 19 March 2019
24 April 2019
RT @BioGradLabs: Students from @BRGS_1701, @oxford_int, @STAHS and @EF_Academy completing our 5 day laboratory skills course. This course…
14 January 2019