English

English is, of course, a National Curriculum compulsory subject, and is therefore taught to all students at Lyndon.

Students in Year 7 to 9 are taught in mixed ability classes, and during these three years they study pre-twentieth century literature, poetry, grammar, simulations, dream and extended writing. They also have the chance to visit the theatre and enjoy other cultural events.

Every year we encourage students to participate in ‘Readathon’ which is a sponsored book-reading event during which students raise money for charity.

Other ‘outside’ events include student participation in ‘Youth Speaks’ Public Speaking Competition and many students enter national writing competitions.

English is one of the lead subjects in Lyndon’s Humanities College Status. This means that we are strongly involved in spearheading new and exciting links with other schools in our local community. Already we have strong links as a Team with our main Primary feeder schools and we shall continue to work with them to ensure that the transition from Primary to Secondary school is as smooth as possible.

Subject Team Leader: Mrs. G. Bisso