English is taught at all levels throughout the school. It is compulsory up to IGCSE.
JHC students are capable of clear thought and understanding, clear writing and speaking and a genuine appreciation of literature. This is achieved by way of systematic training in the use of words as ‘tools of thought’; analysis and study of poetry, prose and drama; critical awareness of the environment and a satisfying and fruitful use of leisure time. Leisure reading is actively encouraged at JHC with frequent visits to the Library and all students complete fortnightly book reviews.
There are many opportunities outside the classroom for pupils to develop their English. There is a good library with a professional librarian. A debating society flourishes and creative writing thrives.
In addition, public speaking and reading competitions are held; special events for Book Days and English days will also take place. These events and activities all help to place English firmly at the heart of the cultural life of the school.
Year 7 Curriculum Overview