The English Department offers both the KCSE and IGCSE (Cambridge) English Language and IGCSE (Cambridge) English Literature. As a department, we endeavor to ensure that our students excel in eloquence and written proficiency.
Our key aim is to work from Form 1 for those taking the KCSE syllabus and Year 9 for the IGCSE with regard to infiltrating a love for English language and literature. The teaching of English should develop students’ abilities to use language effectively, to communicate through speech and also become writers who are passionate and have an insight to a wide range of texts.
Pupils should be prepared to read widely across all the genres of literature, and to read critical and theoretical texts. They should use the opinions of major critics and theorists both to test their own opinions against and to gain a better understanding of the process of acute and illuminating analysis.
There are strong links between the English and clubs department and recent debate sessions have helped students in public speaking which is also boosted by the writers club that helps horn the student’s skills or writing, reading and speaking.