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The St Marylebone CE Bridge School

English Aims

The English curriculum at SMBS aims to ensure that pupils:


  • Become functionally literate members of society, using strategies where appropriate.

  • Develop an understanding and appreciation of both classic and contemporary texts.

  • Communicate in a range of forms and for different purposes and audiences.

  • Effectively communicate their understanding and ideas verbally.

  • Actively participate in speaking and listening tasks such as discussion, debate and presentation to enhance learning.

  • Explore a range of social and moral issues within texts and how these relate to modern-day society.

  • Leave SMBS with an English qualification which reflects the best of their ability.