English

English Curriculum Provision

All year groups

  • Pupils study phonics and strategies for reading and spelling and in key skills sessions each day
  • Pupils study a range of literacy skills through topic work throughout the year

Year 7


Autumn Term

All About Me

Text:

  • Selection of autobiographies

Specific Skills:

  • Informative writing
  • Interview and investigate
  • Analyse and compare

Traditional Tales

Text:

  • Selection of traditional tales from British and other cultures

Specific Skills:

  • Compare
  • Diary writing

World of Shakespeare

Text:

  • Extracts from Midsummer Nights Dream, Othello and poetry by Shakespeare

Specific Skills:

  • Explore
  • Respond and Discuss
  • Play writing


Spring Term

Ghost Stories – Highwayman

Text:

  • The Hanging Tree by Anne Rooney
  • Highwayman by Alfred Noyes (poem)

Specific Skills:

  • Respond
  • Debate and discuss
  • Analyse language
  • Poetry writing

Going Home

Text:

  • Way Home by Libby Hathorn
  • Hansel and Gretel retold by Donald Lemke
  • Journey Home by John Walsh (poem)

Specific skills:

  • Analyse and compare structure
  • Instructional writing


Summer Term

Comic strip

Text:

  • Selection of graphic novels from different cultures

Specific Skills:

  • Compare and analyse language and structure
  • Fiction writing

Africa – Life and Myths in Africa

Text:

  • Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett
  • Fire Children retold by Eric Maddern

Specific Skills:

  • Explore
  • Postcard writing
  • Respond
  • Traditional story writing


Year 8


Autumn Term

In the News – News and the Media

Text:

  • Selection of news reports

Specific Skills:

  • Analyse presentation
  • News report writing
  • Interview and investigate
  • Present

Telling the Truth – Neil Gainman

Text:

  • Coraline by Neil Gainman
  • The Wolves in the Wall by Neil Gainman

Specific Skills:

  • Compare
  • Analyse and compare character
  • Diary writing


Spring Term

Journeys out at Sea

Text:

  • Treasure Island by RL Stevenson
  • Tasting the Sea by Brian Moses
  • The Tempest by William Shakespeare

Specific Skills:

  • Investigate
  • Analyse language
  • Fictional writing

Monster!

Text:

  • Extracts from Frankenstein, Dracula and Jekyll and Hyde
  • Horribly Thin Poem by David Orme

Specific Skills:

  • Analyse
  • Compare language
  • Informative writing


Summer Term

Space

Text:

  • War of the Worlds by HG Wells
  • Extracts from Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Specific Skills:

  • Retrieve
  • Report writing
  • Analyse
  • Fictional writing
  • Discuss and debate

Spies

Text:

  • Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz

Specific Skills:

  • Investigate
  • Instructional writing
  • Presenting
  • Persuading


Year 9


Autumn Term

Titanic

Text:

  • Selection of reports and first hand accounts from the Titanic

Specific Skills:

  • Investigate
  • Compare
  • Report writing
  • Persuasive writing

Tales of Morality – Charles Dickens

Text:

  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  • Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

Specific Skills:

  • Explore cultural and social setting
  • Analyse character and language
  • Compare
  • Persuasive writing


Spring Term

Children in War

Text:

  • Selection of first hand accounts by refugees
  • Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne

Specific Skills:

  • Investigate and compare
  • Analyse and respond
  • Diary writing

Love and Tragedy

Text:

  • Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare
  • Sonnet XVIII by Shakespeare

Specific Skills:

  • Compare
  • Analyse
  • Play writing


Summer Term

Bullies

Text:

  • The Savage by David Almond
  • Quiet Kid on the Bus by Ian McMillan

Specific Skills:

  • Analyse and compare
  • Fictional and non-fictional writing

American Adventure

Text:

  • Holes by Louis Sachar
  • Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Specific Skills:

  • Compare
  • Thematic analysis
  • Respond
  • Present and persuade
  • Newspaper writing


Key Stage 4

Pupils study a selection of Fiction and Non-Fiction texts towards an AQA GCSE exam or a suitable alternative qualification

Year 10


Autumn Term

Versions of Reality: What makes us afraid?            

  • Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon (Play)

Couples: Is the medias portrayal of couples realistic?                        

  • Anthology Poetry: Relationships


Spring Term

Duality off Human Nature: Good vs Evil

  • Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by RL Stevenson

Appearance: Does it matter what we look like?

Anthology Poetry: Character and Voice


Summer Term

Exam Paper Prep and Exams

Conflict

  • Anthology Poetry: Conflict


Year 11


Autumn Term

Fate vs Free Will: Do we have control over our own fates?             

  • Macbeth

Supernatural

  • Unseen Poetry and text

Exam Paper Prep and Mock Exam


Spring Term

Ambition, Hopes and Dreams    

  • Unseen Poetry and text
  • Revision of set texts

Appearance vs Reality

  • Unseen Poetry and text
  • Revision of set text


Summer Term

Exam Paper Prep and Exams


 

ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • Autumn Term Starts for Pupils 8.40am 6th September
  • We would like to wish all our pupils and parents a happy and safe Summer break
  • Y11 exam results day 24th August
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