Basically, English Studies in the Junior Secondary level has five themes: Reading, Listening and Speaking, Grammatical Accuracy, Writing and Literature. With this integrated approach to the subject, it is expected that learners’ reading ability in particular and general communicative competence is vastly enhanced.
The latest addition to the subject, Literature, ensures that all other reading activities notwithstanding, students are further encouraged to read a number of recommended literary materials that cover the genres – drama, prose and poetry. In specific terms, every student leaving the junior school should have read at least twelve texts excluding poetry works, in readiness for the federal and state examinations (BECE).
At Hillrange Secondary School, Reading is not limited to these recommended texts. There are other literary works that we encourage our students to read, some of them classics from renowned writers like Wole Soyinka, Chinua Achebe, Ola Rotimi, Eddie Iroh, Chukuwemeka Ike, Charles Dickens, Shakespeare, and so on.
At the end of their third year in the Junior Secondary, our students are not only adequately equipped to achieve excellence in their final examinations but are also prepared for a smooth transition into the Senior School.