Students are encouraged to develop a love of both reading and writing, focusing on developing creativity, comprehension and accuracy. They will be familiarised with a wide range of text types, distinguishing between forms and developing a sense of the significance of context. For example, students will study whole novels, short stories, poems and plays. Through this, they will be able to develop key analytical skills, through reading, writing, speaking and listening. English Language skills will include: writing creative and transactional pieces, interpretation of writing, explanation of language, and comparison of perspectives. In literature, students will develop a personal response and style, analyse language using appropriate terminology and link texts to their contexts. Most importantly, students will become motivated, and critical and competent communicators who understand and relate to the world around them, learning through stories.