We believe that through English and Media our students will be empowered to question and engage with a variety of viewpoints. Students will become more empathic and tolerant through encountering a range of literary texts that allow students to think beyond their own time and place. The novels, plays and poems we teach represent both diverse cultures, with outstanding texts from around the world, and the English literary heritage, representing the best of what has been written in previous centuries.
English holds a central place in the curriculum as language is power: it underpins all learning. We aim for our students to develop critical awareness, the ability to craft their writing, an understanding of the structures of language, an appreciation of literature, and the confidence to articulate their ideas in order to serve them in their academic, professional and personal lives beyond their time at Finchley Catholic High School.