Welcome to the SHTC English Department web site.

‘The best moments in reading are when you come across something – a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things – which you had thought special and particular to you. Now here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out and taken yours.’

― Alan Bennett, The History Boys.

We take our students on a journey through Literature over time. Providing opportunities to cover the GCSE Assessment objectives in reading, writing and speaking and listening.

We aim to foster a love of the written and spoken word and encourage students to creatively explore their understanding of our unique and thought provoking language.