English Societies

English Societies

Whether you want to enjoy or analyse the literature of others, or write your own, the English department is proud to offer a range of societies which focus on engaging pupils with wider aspects of English. 

Junior Literary Society

KS3 pupils will have the opportunity to explore a range of literary genres, enter external writing competitions and play English-themed games.

Time: Monday 1.10pm

Contact: Jess Hookway

The Writer’s Block

This club offers the opportunity for junior pupils to create and share all forms of writing.

Run by Ms Stedman who was a professional writer for the BBC, this club helps writers to develop their material through creative activities and workshops, sharing their work for feedback.

Time: Friday 1.10pm

Location: E15

Contact: Ms Stedman

Senior Literary Society

This society will feature student and staff talks about a variety of literary areas, often with a cross-curricular link. It is open to all from 4th Year-U6th and you do not have to study English to get involved!

Time: Thursday 1.10pm

Location: E11

Contact: Mr Crombie

English Extension

These are academic extension sessions to prepare pupils for studying English in Higher Education. Pupils study a range of literature through extracts and academic seminar-style discussion, exploring a particular topic such as ‘the purpose of magic’ or ‘psychological discord’, culminating in a written essay.

Time: Tuesday, 4pm

Location: E9

Contact: Ms Wildsmith

The department also arranges evenings designed to enhance pupils’ appreciation of the context surrounding set texts – recently we have enjoyed ‘Gatsby’ and ‘Streetcar’ themed sessions in which relevant history, texts and aspects of culture were considered. Along with other creative disciplines and the Humanities, we arrange symposiums to help pupils to appreciate cross-curricular links whilst exploring more deeply particular topics and themes – for example, The Medieval World on the Move or Tragedy.

English societies are open to anyone, not only those studying English, and we would love to see you there.


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