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English

In our view, English lessons are all about the many different ways of exploring the world and the people within it. We read about them in a variety of texts, we write about them using different forms and styles and we talk about them in ways which allows girls’ confidence to grow. Language is at the heart of all we do, and we aim to promote the power of words, so that girls learn to be thoughtful readers, persuasive writers, assertive speakers and sensitive listeners.

From September, we will be based in classrooms centred round the Pearson Library, perhaps symbolising that reading underpins so much of what we do.

We teach in mixed ability groups in Years 7 to 11, and all pupils follow the Cambridge CIE IGCSE course.

Find out more about the Cambridge IGCSE in English Language.

Find out more about the Cambridge IGCSE in English Literature.

Enrichment and extra-curricular

We encourage girls to appreciate the value of reading beyond the classroom, and we work closely with Library staff to organise book clubs, plan author visits and encourage a life-long love of reading for pleasure.

Girls who love putting pen to paper can be stretched through our Creative Writing Club and there are always plenty of chances to write for various school publications, as well as entering national writing competitions.

Debating clubs, public speaking opportunities and poetry recitals are all popular ways to extend oral skills, and we are proud of the confidence our girls demonstrate as they represent us in these areas.

There are regular trips to theatres and cinemas, both locally and further afield.

Redmaids' High School
Infant & Junior

juniors@redmaidshigh.co.uk
0117 962 9451

Grange Court Road
Westbury-on-Trym
Bristol BS9 4DP

Redmaids' High School
Senior & Sixth Form

seniors@redmaidshigh.co.uk
0117 962 2641

Westbury Road
Westbury-on-Trym
Bristol BS9 3AW