English

Confident, accomplished use of English is the bedrock to understanding the world and making your voice heard in it. Our dedicated staff are passionate about the subject and aim to transmit that delight to their pupils, teaching them to use English effectively, to enjoy all forms of language and literature and to continue KEHS’s tradition of outstanding performances in the demanding IGCSE English examinations, at A level and beyond. Reading widely and perceptively is the key to writing well and to developing imagination, empathy and character. Because of this, staff refuse to categorise works as ‘good’ or ‘bad’ books but tailor individual reading to each girl after informal discussions on her tastes and interests. This encourages everyone to read for pleasure, not just to assimilate information or pass exams. Creative writing is a particular strength and numerous students go on to literary, academic and media careers.