The Bishop Amat English Department offers a number of academic courses to advance the skills of reading, writing, and speaking for students in the 21st Century. Our English courses include standard level English courses, Honors courses, AP courses, IB courses, one semester of Freshman Composition, and a plethora of English Elective courses.
During the four years at Bishop Amat, students will study a variety of texts and genres from classic and contemporary literature featuring both male and female authors who represent diverse backgrounds from all over the world. Students will learn to closely analyze literature and respond formally in assignments and during live testing. They will also learn to write formal compositions, use the library for research, and understand how to properly cite sources to avoid plagiarism. In preparation for the college admission process, students write at least two drafts of their personal statement for college admission and receive feedback from their teachers.