The National Curriculum separates the teaching of English into three main areas: Speaking and Listening, Reading and Writing. At InterHigh we recognise that these areas inform each other and should not be taught in isolation but as part of a coherent course to create an engaging curriculum and support learning, also incorporating the National Literacy Strategy for English.
Pupils follow units of work on a theme, which will develop all of their English skills. These are then assessed in terms of the areas mentioned above. Literature will be studied alongside and, where appropriate, as part of each unit of work. Whenever possible the pupils’ work will be designed for a wider audience than simply the teacher; publication and display are seen as being crucial to developing good writers.