English at Key Stage Two provides an effective balance between teaching the basic skills of literacy that are necessary in order to be an effective communicator and fostering an enjoyment of reading and writing that will last into adulthood.

At the heart of each unit at Key Stage Three are challenging and enjoyable texts that provide the inspiration for our assessment of pupils’ speaking and listening skills (within discussion, individual presentations and through role play) and their reading and writing skills.

At Key Stage Four, pupils hone the reading, writing and speaking and listening skills that they have acquired in previous key stages by engaging with a variety of challenging texts and tasks.

A-level English Literature at Radnor House encourages students to read widely, creatively and independently. As at Key Stage Four, a real variety of different texts are studied that range across centuries, genre and gender.