Language is the most important life tool you will ever have. Here at Lytton, the English Department will help your language skills develop whether for:

  • higher academic pursuit
  • daily activities
  • or even interest’s sake… we have a programme for you!

In the Junior school, we have practical classes tailored to meet individual class needs. Each is designed to give you core practical language skills and prepare you for Senior level class work. Students will become (if not already) fluent in Google Drive and Chrome Technologies as the expected platform for their English portfolios.

From Year 11, opt into whichever English course best meets your needs. With two programmes offered at each of Levels One and Two, all offering Achievement Standards, there is sure to be a class for you. At Level Three, if you still want more, choose whichever of the two courses best suits your learning style.

English at Lytton is taught by dedicated, skilled teachers who pride themselves on going the extra mile for their students.

Housed in Raukumara building, the department is continually updating resources and staff skills to meet the ever-changing demands of the digital world we live in.

“We know what we are, but not what we may be.” – William Shakespeare

Student Voice

"At Lytton High School language is highly valued as it should be, considering its the way we communicate with the world around us. Within the few language courses taught at school, English is among them. Although it's been challenging, my English skills have improved drastically over the past few years. I have become more confident in my abilities over time by learning new writing techniques and developing my creative thinking. The skills I have learnt are life long and shall aid me in any career I decide to fulfill. The teachers are great as they offer a lot of assistance whenever I'm at a standstill. There are many amazing things to come from taking English, no matter your skill level. Your main competitor is yourself so always push to surpass what you believe you are capable of as you will be surprised." - Luke Edwards, Year 13 English Student 2019