The English curriculum at Bishops’ aims to not only provide students with reading, writing and spoken language skills for their study of texts in English and the wider school curriculum but also to provide opportunities to develop, instil and nurture these language skills as a means to enhance their own personal, social, cultural and spiritual development. Through a range of literary and non-literary texts, genre studies and literature from across time and cultures, we hope to give every student the chance to ascertain who they are and how they fit into the world they live in by exploring, discussing, analysing and evaluating how language reflects society, times and lives outside of their own experience.