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Welcome to the English Department website

We believe that the study of English can have a very positive impact on the lives of young people. Our ultimate aim is to inspire students to go on to study the subject at A Level and university. However, whether they take the subject on at A Level or not, we want all students who study English at the school to find the experience enjoyable and enlightening, and to leave KES with a range of skills that will benefit them in the future lives.

If you have any questions about this website, or any aspect of English at the school, please contact Dr Alistair Schofield on ajs@kes.hants.sch.uk

Booker Prize Challenge 2020

This is now up and running! 

This is the Shortlist: 

  • 'The New Wilderness' by Diane Cook
  • 'The Mournable Body' by Tsitsi Dangaremba
  • 'Burnt Sugar' by Avni Doshi
  • 'The Shadow King' by Maaia Mengiste
  • 'Shuggie Bain' by Douglas Stuart
  • 'Real Life' by Brandon Taylor'

The challenge is to read all six before the prize is announced on 17th October. HOWEVER, MOST PEOPLE DON'T DO THAT! It's fine to read as many as you want and attend the discussion group for that novel.

The challenge is open not only to students studying English Literature A Level, but any keen Sixth Formers. 

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at what will doubtless be intellectually stimulating discussions and evaluations of these novels.

Literature Students meet Ian McEwan


  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WE MADE IT! THE MACBETH TRIP TOOK PLACE JUST BEFORE THE LOCKDOWN.