St George's College brings together a rare and exhilarating blend of academic excellence, social engagement, sporting prowess and cultural enrichment.
At St George's College we believe that developing the optimism and resilience pupils need to successfully navigate life is as important as academic education, and will enhance their engagement with le
Our Jesuit Ethos flows from the twofold commandment of our Lord Jesus Christ which stresses the love of God and love of one’s neighbour. This ethos is central to the development of St George’s C
Head of Department: Mrs J Mundawarara
Members of Staff: Ms Y. Ahsing, Miss C. Hall, Mrs F. Odwee, Mrs D. Birditt, Mrs M. Warren-Codrington,
Mrs S. Pillay
Pupils of all abilities are taught reading at the Secondary School level, drama, poetry and affiliated media in a stimulating environment, with a view to personal and academic growth. In connection with the development of discussion, speaking and listening skills, they are expected to speak and write clearly and are encouraged to participate orally, be creative and think for themselves, having the courage of their convictions, and to develop self-confidence, empathy, and insight into others.
Forms 1 & 2 syllabus
All pupils study creative writing, comprehension skills, grammatical foundations and the application thereof. They are taught report and letter writing, are introduced to novels, poetry, drama and public speaking and are strongly encouraged to use the library to initiate a culture of reference and research.
Forms 3 & 4 syllabus
From form 3 onwards, the syllabus continues developing that learnt in the lower forms but adds to it. At this stage, summaries, discursive and argumentative essay writing are introduced. Pupils are given an introduction to literary analysis and the development of critical faculties, to deepen their overall literary approach.
AS / A2 syllabus
The compulsory AS English Language examination consists of Paper 1 (Passage for Comment) and Paper 2 (Composition).
The A2 Literature in English examination focuses on Poetry and Prose (Paper 3), Drama (Paper 4), Shakespeare and other pre-20th century texts (Paper 5) and Comment and Appreciation (Paper 7). This year’s set books include: Paper 3 (Wilfred Owen‘s Selected Poems, The Namesake); Paper 4 (Anthony and Cleopatra, A Man for all Seasons); Paper 5 (As You Like It, Othello, The Wife of Bath’s Prologue and Tale).
It is a fact that cognitive discourse occupies almost the entire secondary school curriculum. Affective discourse (the arts) gets scant recognition on the timetable. The imbalance is both huge and frightening … To stop examining literature would be to remove from large numbers of pupils the only affective discourse they are exposed to at school.