“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!
Mrs C. Hughes (EN4): Subject leader for English with responsibility for Key Stage 4
Mrs V Schmitt (EN1): Deputy subject leader for English
Mrs R Griffiths (EN2): Teacher of English
Miss A Talbot (EN3): Full-time teacher of English
Mrs L Reynolds (EN5): Full-time teacher of English
Mr M Manuel (EN6): Full-time teacher of English
Mrs K Jones (EN7): Full-time teacher of English
Mrs D Jones : Full-time teacher of English
Miss V Schmitt (E1): Full-time teacher of English
English is a vital communication tool in the modern world and is fundamental to learning in all curriculum areas. In studying English at Ysgol Clywedog, students develop skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing that they will need to participate in society and employment. Students learn to express themselves creatively and imaginatively and to communicate with confidence.
Literature is a core element within English teaching. English literature reflects experiences from different countries, times and people. We encourage our students to become enthusiastic and critical readers of stories, poetry, drama, non-fiction and media texts. We help develop students understanding of how language works, looking at patterns, structures, origins, grammar and conventions in the language. Through this understanding students can choose and adapt what they say and write in different situations, as well as appreciate and interpret the choices made by other writers and speakers.