English at The Abbey involves studying literature from a wide range of cultures and times, as well as having ample opportunities for creative writing and seeing your words in print. The lessons are inspirational, challenging and creative, with the department having links to the Library and Drama department to enhance the learning experience. This can be done through specific book events, meeting authors and regular theatre trips.
There are also a large variety of extra-curricular activities available such as book club, creative writing groups, public speaking and debating. We have fantastic coaches who help to build confidence, leading to girls often winning national competitions!
All girls take English Language and Literature at IGCSE and English continues to be a strong subject choice for Sixth Form, with plenty of pupils going on to study English at degree level.