In the first year, boys are taught English in mixed ability groups of between 17 and 20, to allow teachers to give them a little more individual attention; thereafter, teaching is in Form groups. Work involves a mixture of literary study, creative writing, tuition in essay techniques, writing skills, drama and oral work. All boys are entered for IGCSE examinations in both English and English Literature, and continue to study English Literature as part of their International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. The Department also prepares applicants for Oxford and Cambridge. Members of the English Department coach competition Debating, at which we are very successful; edit the School's annual magazine, the Chronicle; produce some of the school's plays; organise and lead theatre trips; and run a range of societies including a Book Club for younger boys, drama groups, and a senior Literary Society.