Year 13 English students enjoyed an informative and inspirational visit to Birmingham Central Library yesterday, in order to support their critical review work for their A-level studies.

Navigating the vast resource catalogue proved challenging at first, but our students were very quickly able to select and locate a range of materials to inform their studies.

As well as researching critical theory for authors such as Austen, Orwell and Atwood, the students also enjoyed some of outside spaces that the library has to offer and were impressed by the panoramic aerial views across the city as seen from the Secret Garden.

The students loved the working environment of the library and Abbie Bemand-Townsend, hoping to study English at Birmingham University next year said: “I really like the open spaces and modern facilities here. The wealth of resources available is incredible. This visit will really help with my coursework and my future studies.”

Matt Allman, Headteacher, added: “We have superb English results and the discipline and energy that out teachers instil in their students is a big part of this success. This trip – as well as many others in our Raising Aspirations Programme – is all about expanding horizons so we are delighted it went so very well.”