English Department

Our students develop a love of the written word while reading a diverse selection of media texts and literary works.


English students at Saint Maur:

  • are encouraged to read widely – to this end, English classes visit the school library each fortnight;
  • become proficient in expressing themselves effectively through writing a variety of texts; 
  • learn to articulate their ideas in discussions;
  • develop a range of skills, including analysis, research, and collaboration;
  • get to grips with grammar and develop understanding of the structure of the language.

In Grades 9 and 10, students undertake the IGCSE First Language – English curriculum. In Grades 11 and 12, students have the opportunity to select from the following IB Diploma Program curricula:

  • English A: Literature
  • English A: Language and Literature
  • English A: Literature and Performance

Each year the English department recognizes two outstanding students. The Golden Pen Award recognizes a High School student for outstanding achievement in English classes and for participation in related activities. The Linguist of the Year award is given to a Middle School student who has taken on English as an additional language, has shown a love for the subject, and has made outstanding progress towards mastery of the language.