Curriculum English


Our intention in Five Islands English is to combine the key principles of rigour, joy and empathy in order to produce students who are empowered to communicate in all settings and circumstances.

We are rigorous in our expectations, encouraging resilience and independence, and we endeavour to provide students with a deep well of subject-specific knowledge which will prepare them for further study and allow them to analyse a variety of texts in challenging and exciting depth. We are joyful in our embrace of all the richness and excitement of English, ensuring that we are committed to fostering students’ creativity and pleasure in the subject. Finally, we use the unique empathetic opportunities English provides to allow our students to view the world through other people’s viewpoints and voices, and to grow committed and responsible citizens who will contribute positively to whatever community they find themselves in.