Welcome to Bexhill Academy’s English Department and to the ‘World of English!’
The first thing we do in Year 7 is to invite students to come with us on a journey as we explore the world of language and literature together. Students will learn the most when they want to learn and we want them to enjoy their journey with us.
We have created a fantastic and diverse curriculum, which ranges from ancient texts to modern classics! And we follow the AQA syllabus at KS4 for language and literature.
As well as learning to learn, we also highly value creativity and original writing. We don’t just want our students to analyse and evaluate; we want them to create the next generation of classics! We offer many opportunities for students to enter competitions and to produce original publications.
Visit our new twitter page and our very own bespoke YouTube channel Bexhill EnglishTV, where we post students’ creative work and link to outstanding teaching videos to help students to enjoy their learning. We are passionate about stretching all students to achieve more than they could ever have expected and we like to be creative along the way.
If you have any questions about the subject please feel free to email the Director of English Dr. Hutchinson
Youth Speaks – Public Speaking competition
Youth Speaks is a Rotary competition which encourages and develops public speaking and presentation skills in young people. Such skills are enormously important in helping to develop the confidence of those taking part and prove most valuable in their future life and careers. The Rotary Clubs of Battle and Bexhill have organised this competition for an number of years and it is now very popular with all the schools in the area. The winner of the local final enters the District Final and, if successful, onto the Regional Final and then the National Final.
We have a longstanding tradition at Bexhill Academy in encouraging our students to ‘speak up’ especially regarding topics which directly affect and inspire them. The ‘Youth Speaks’ team consist of three students and they can select any topic they wish. Past topics from Bexhill entrants have included ‘Is the Cold War really over?’, ‘Concept of Me’ and ‘Is it really just a Phase?’. It is a fantastic and unique opportunity for students to ensure their voices are heard. Each competition is held at a different school and every year the competition is fierce as many different schools take part. Winners of the regional competition go forward to the National competition where the standard of speeches is out of this world. A fantastic opportunity for anyone wishing to speak up about a topic that really means something to them…