Welcome to the English Department!
English is the most important subject for us, not just because we have a love of the language, but, because it is the language of business and the first language at DBS. We aim to encourage all students to become competent and confident speakers, listeners and writers of the English language. We encourage our students to develop the skills that will enable them to become lifelong learners and global citizens in an international setting. Having teachers from the United Kingdom, America and New Zealand is in keeping with the International tone of the school and gives us an understanding of different cultures.
The English Curriculum is delivered and covers a range of prose and poetry from modern day back to Shakespeare’s time. Using a range of stimulating resources from the world of media and non-fiction, the students are expected to produce varying writing styles.
For a full outline of the English curriculum by key stage please see documents in 'further information' box.
Julie Flemister, school counselor, McGraw IB World School, Fort Collins, USA
Relationships are the basis of our success. Relationships are built on respect, empathy and caring. Being internationally aware develops students for positive relationships and global citizenship.
For a full outline of the English Curriculum by Key Stage please see attached files in 'Further Information' box
KS3 and KS4 English teacher
Maria Vlahopoulos Susan McGuire
Year 7 English teacher KS3 English Teacher/Learning Support
KS3 and KS4 English Teacher and EAL
To find out more about your child's teacher and topics studied in class this term please see Teacher Profile documents located in the 'further information' box.
Please click the link below to see the English photo gallery:
English photo album