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English

The English Department at Dukhan English School aims to provide all students with the English language skills needed to thrive in the modern world. The four core areas of the curriculum are Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. All students are guided towards achieving a high level of success in all of these skills.

In Key Stage 3, all students follow a curriculum which reflects the aims and objectives of the National Curriculum for England and Wales, but is modified to suit the needs of students at DES. Students read a wide variety of texts, both non-fiction and fiction, such as poetry, prose and play scripts. These texts are chosen to represent 1,000 years of history and culture from around the world, and the multicultural aspects of the texts that students study reflect their diverse backgrounds and interests, while at the same time exposing them to a wide range of new ideas and concepts.
Students also develop their ability to produce texts in a range of different forms and styles, such as letters, newspaper articles, persuasive advertisements, poems and stories. As well as being able to produce texts in the appropriate format, students focus on writing texts that are accurate in terms of spelling, punctuation and grammar. In addition, students’ oral communication skills are developed through the use of role-play, discussion groups and individual presentations which help students to learn the skills necessary to function effectively across the curriculum.