This department believes that the ability to communicate is at the heart of English. In both the spoken and written form, English strives to give students the opportunity to appreciate and enjoy their language and literary heritage, whilst providing them with the tools to participate in the world around them.
Each student is a citizen of not only Hounsdown School, but also the wider community. The English department aims to equip them for life beyond school, where the ever increasing dominance of the media prevails. Providing students with the skills to evaluate, question and analyse language is pivotal in the department's work.
Individuality and independence is therefore crucial in all students' work, where a culture of acceptance, appreciation, purpose and creativity is vital. English plays a part in shaping the voice of every student so that their role within society is founded on a language for life.