‘There’s more to life than books, you know, but not much more.’
Few things in life are capable of giving the same amount of pleasure as a good book. The English Department at Queenswood is dedicated to assisting girls to discover these pleasures for themselves: we seek, beyond all else, to inspire girls to develop a personal love of poetry, prose and drama.
Our results at GCSE are outstanding, and in the Sixth Form we offer the Cambridge Pre-U in English Literature, which allows pupils to explore their own literary specialisms in detail. We are proud to say that we add more value than any other English Department in Hertfordshire.
However, we think what goes on outside the classroom is as crucial to the development of girls as what takes places within. Reading groups meet weekly to share well-loved or newly-discovered extracts from literary texts, and our creative writing clubs are extremely popular. We also offer a plethora of trips to the West End, Stratford, the Globe Theatre and a variety of other enriching activities.