Q. Do students have lessons in the library?
A. Year 7 students have one period a week as part of their English lesson timetable. One is a reading lesson and the other is used to teach library skills. The students learn how to use the library and resources effectively to help with their studies.
Year 8 and 9 students have one reading lesson a fortnight.
Year 10 and 11 have one English lesson per fortnight located in the library so that they have an opportunity to browse and take out books. A programme of registration time sessions has been developed to encourage wider reading and support students through their GCSEs. Topics include the benefits of reading, exam preparation, and The Chimp Paradox - strategies for improving performance and behaviour.
Sixth Form pupils can use the library in their study periods. The registration time programme continues with a focus on advanced research skills and referencing, exam preparation and relaxation techniques.
Q. Is the Library open before and after school?
A. No, the library is only open during the school day including every lunchtime and Monday to Thursday break times.
Q. Do you have the classics in the library?
A. Yes, we do have the classics, together with books which are now considered to be modern classics.
Q. Do you have reading lists?
A. Yes, we use a number of reading lists. The Key Stage 3 reading list is published in the student planner and the library has recommended reading lists for each individual year group from Year 7 to 13. We also utilise book lists on the QEGS page of the lovereading4schools website. The Librarians are always willing to make suggestions on an individual basis.