King Edward’s academic study of English aims to inspire pupils to become sensitive listeners and fluent, articulate speakers, to read with pleasure and understanding, to write carefully and accurately and to appreciate the power of language and use it effectively.  Through the study of inspiring literature pupils will explore and understand the world in which they live through discussion, debate and drama.
There is further opportunity to extend English curriculum lessons through the Debating Club, theatre visits and Drama Club.
All pupils sit the more stretching Cambridge IGCSE English Language and Literature courses. Formal classroom learning is enriched and extended with author visits, theatre trips, and writing competitions.  
Sixth Form
Pupils have the choice of A-Level English Literature or the International Baccalaureate (IB) English A Language and Literature course.
Minimum of grade 7 or A at GCSE or equivalent.
International Baccalaureate (IB) 
The English Language and Literature course can be taken at Higher or Standard Level. On either course, work will include extensive writing and oral presentations on previously unseen material, set literary texts and issues of global importance.