Welcome to
the English Department!

In English at St Helen’s, we see creativity and rigour as complementary forces. We shout loudly about the pleasure of reading, but in that enjoyment we see a gateway to exploring the issues that are important to young people. Yes, we talk about books – but we also talk about everything else.

Mr Jonathan Muir, Head of English

Facts and figures


words of Shakespeare studied by a student during her time at St Helen's


record number of books read by a Year 8 student in one term


approximate age of the oldest text we study


publication date of the newest text we study

Examination results 2020

GCSE results

  • 9 – 870%
  • 9 – 798%

  • English Literature
  • 9 – 890%
  • 9 – 799%

A-level results

    English Literature:
  • A* – A62%
  • A* – B92%

Thank you for visiting the English Department