At William Hulme’s Grammar School, our intention is to provide students with a stimulating English curriculum that aims to cultivate a deep interest in the subject of English in all its multifarious aspects and to develop curious and enquiring minds. We also seek to upskill them in the capacities of forensic text interpretation, understanding authorial intention, constructing well balanced and well supported arguments, as well as the capacity to feel confident to write in a wide variety of situations for real audiences and purposes. Great emphasis is placed in the cultivation of skills in reading, writing and oracy and through exposing students to a range of texts that is not limiting, to cultivating an understanding of the world from points of view that differ fromS their own.
Qualifications can be taken in GCSE English Language and English Literature. In the Sixth Form we offer A-Level English Language, English Literature and Film Studies.
English Curriculum Rationale