English Literature

“That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely or isolated from anyone. You belong.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
English Literature is far more than the study of books; it is the study of the lives, thoughts and ideas of some of the most brilliant minds in human history. Through studying literature, pupils gain an appreciation for the perspectives of others; whether they be separated by thousands of miles or hundreds of years, literature enables readers to understand and empathise with experiences perhaps very different from their own. Here at Bury Grammar School, we teach English Literature with a focus on equipping students with cultural and historical understanding, and imbuing a lifelong love of reading. Our curriculum enables students to develop skills of analysis, debate and critical argument, all while enjoying some of the greatest stories ever told.

Subject Curriculum

Head of Department

A graduate of English Literature, Mrs Lynch qualified as an English teacher in 2000.

She spent the first ten years of her career working in local senior schools, including taking on the role of Second in the English Department.

After a break to raise her young family, Mrs Lynch returned to the job she loves in 2017 and began her current role at Bury Grammar School in September 2018.

She has a particular love for Victorian Literature and is an avid reader of fiction for young adults.