Extra-Curricular for English
We run a range of theatre trips throughout the year to support students’ study of GCSE English Literature texts – these have so far included live performances of An Inspector Calls, Blood Brothers, Woman in Black, Macbeth and Romeo & Juliet. We also invite theatre companies to perform in school to enhance our students’ understanding of the plays and novels they are studying. Last year and again this year, interactive performances of Macbeth take place in school with our Y9 and Y10 students.
During Activity Week, a host of extra-curricular activities are run by English Department staff including board games, Scene in a Box, Poem in a Box, re-enacting Macbeth battle scenes, Creative Writing Workshops, and Romeo & Juliet Masked Ball Creations.
In addition, a whole school inter-house Spelling Bee Competition takes place, again proving very popular.
Reading Buddies on a Friday form time is a great way to help less confident readers who pal up with an older student to provide encouragement and support.
Zombie Day is an ever-popular choice among QE students of all ages. Students learn how to apply realistic looking stage make-up and make their own short zombie movies. Film Club – complete with popcorn – was also a popular choice last year.