British Values in English

Respect civil and criminal law

Through the study of English students develop a knowledge, appreciation and understanding of:

The consequences of following the law or not (KS4 - Of Mice and Men, An Inspector Calls, A View from the Bridge, The Crucible KS3 - Private Peaceful, Bog Child, Holes, Stone Cold)

The abuse of power (KS4 - Lord of the Flies, The Crucible/Great Expectations KS3 - The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Holes, Matilda, Of Mice and Men, To Kill a Mockingbird)

Appreciate viewpoints of others

Through the study of English students develop a knowledge, appreciation and understanding of:

Critical approaches to texts; seeing alternative viewpoints and interpretations

Constructing arguments on: racism, sexism, homelessness, identity, homophobia, conflict and war and moral dilemmas (KS4 Of Mice and Men, To Kill a Mockingbird, Poetry from other cultures KS3 Bog Child, Private Peaceful, War Horse, Skellig, Refugee Boy, Stone Cold).

Acceptance and engagement with fundamental British values of democracy

Through the study of English students develop a knowledge, appreciation and understanding of:

The importance of taking an active part in debates, appreciating other people's views in debates/responding to current issues and controversial topics through speaking and listening topic.

Contribute positively to life in Modern Britain

Through the study of English students develop a knowledge, appreciation and understanding of:

The ability to think critically, engage in classroom discussions and listen to alternative viewpoints on issues arising from texts;

Home and global events and how they are represented in the media, including fiction and non-fiction (KS4 War poetry, An Inspector Calls KS3 - persuasive language in political speeches and advertising);

How charity campaigns convince their target audiences.

Actively fighting extremism and radicalisation

Through the study of English students develop a knowledge, appreciation and understanding of:

Discussing human rights and responsibilities, being critical and evaluative in dealing with the issues raised in texts they read;

Discussion arising from (KS4 Lord of the Flies, Cultural poetry, An Inspector Calls KS3 Private Peaceful, Stone Cold, Refugee Boy)