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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 2021

GCSE results

    • 9 – 888%
    • 9 – 7100%

    • English Literature
    • 9 – 884%
    • 9 – 799%

A-level results

      English Literature:
    • A* – A78%

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