Welcome to the Learning Area of English, Modern Foreign Languages and Religious Studies at Enniskillen Royal Grammar School. It is an enthusiastic and innovative department committed to fostering and stimulating students’ curiosity, interest and enjoyment in learning about literature, languages, religions and cultures. We endeavour to give our students the opportunity to acquire linguistic and critical skills that will have significant implications in their lives within the local, national and global economies as the employees of the future.
English Language and Literature
The English Department brings together the academic study of the English language and its study of modern writers as well as the accepted literary canon. We aim to empower our students to become reflective readers, skilled writers, confident speakers, creative writers and critical thinkers. We endeavour to foster an enjoyment of literature as well as enabling students to investigate texts and explore the ways in which meanings are communicated. We develop essential skills for the modern workplace as well as instilling an appreciation for the craft of the writer.
We strongly believe that MFL has great importance in an increasingly global society. Knowledge of a foreign language not only enriches peoples’ work and leisure time but also improves peoples’ intercultural understanding and develops transferable life skills. As such, we believe that all pupils should leave school with a sound knowledge and understanding of at least one additional foreign language and we celebrate the equal value of all cultures and languages in our community. We aim to inspire a passion for learning modern foreign languages in our pupils, encourage them as they realise their potential and help them to achieve their goals.
Religious Studies offers an approach to the study of religion, ethics and philosophy. It gives pupils opportunities to develop their knowledge and understanding of religious beliefs, practices and values as well as an understanding of spiritual, moral and cultural issues. We foster the development of enquiring, critical and reflective thinkers in our pupils which allows them to reflect on their own values, opinions and attitudes.