English

We aim to realise the potential of our students in the use of the English language. A vast array of material is available and can be drawn upon to illustrate the means by which the reader is informed, persuaded and generally uplifted by messages contained in the text used in the lessons. The two fundamental elements are reading and writing. We encourage students to form a habit of daily reading. We also seek to build a student’s ability to write coherently in developing an argument involving all the points to be made. These techniques include use of counter argument, gaining attention through selective and appropriate use of a question within an answer and the ‘power of the negative’.

Students are also encouraged to build up their own vast bank of information by paying attention to their own lives and surroundings and by comparing the experiences gained from their reading to that of their own existence.