The English curriculum at SIH promotes an enquiry based approach to learning to develop thinking skills and encourage intellectual engagement. The curriculum is divided into three main strands: Reading, Writing, and Speaking & Listening. The learning objectives span knowledge and understanding and other qualities. This curriculum encourages learners to be confident, creative and intellectually engaged, capable of applying their skills to respond to a range of information, media and texts with enjoyment and understanding.
At SIH the English curriculum aims for students to:
become confident communicators, able to apply their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills effectively in everyday situations and in studying a range of subjects
see themselves as readers, engaging with a range of texts for information and for pleasure, including texts from different times and cultures
see themselves as writers, using the written word clearly and creatively for a range of different audiences and purposes
develop speaking and listening skills for effective presentation and collaboration, sharing and responding to ideas to achieve a shared understanding or goal
develop a broad vocabulary and an understanding of how to apply grammar and linguistic conventions appropriately
develop skills to evaluate spoken and written texts, making decisions about how convincingly they represent different values and opinions.