Curriculum

English

English Staff

Ryan Lewis (Custom)

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Head of English

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Curriculum Content

Year 7

During Year 7 students receive 4 English lessons per week.

The following skills will be covered:
Reading, Writing (content, organisation and technical accuracy), Speaking and Listening.

Topic and content for the year:

  • Autumn 1 – Novel Study
  • Autumn 2 – Charles Dickens ‘A Christmas Carol’
  • Spring 1 – Disasters
  • Spring 2 – Introduction to Poetry
  • Summer 1 – Creative Writing Project
  • Summer 2 – Shakespeare Study

 

Students will be assessed as follows:

  • Students’ work will regularly be assessed through the use of formative assessment.
  • Students will sit a summative assessment at the end of every half- term.

 

Year 8

During Year 8 students receive 4 English lessons per week.

The following skills will be covered:
Reading, Writing (content, organisation and technical accuracy), Speaking and Listening.

Topic and content for the year:

  • Autumn 1 – Paper 2 Non-fiction
  • Autumn 2 – Novel Study – Private Peaceful
  • Spring 1 – Poetry Comparison
  • Spring 2 – Novel Study – The Woman in Black
  • Summer 1 – Creative Writing Project
  • Summer 2 – 19th Century Exploration

 

Students will be assessed as follows:

  • Students’ work will regularly be assessed through the use of formative assessment.
  • Students will sit a summative assessment at the end of every half- term.

 

Year 9

During Year 9 students receive 4 English lessons per week.

The following skills will be covered:
Reading, Writing (content, organisation and technical accuracy), Speaking and Listening.

Topic and content for the year:

  • Autumn 1 – Modern Drama
  • Autumn 2 – Poetry Study (comparison)
  • Spring 1 – Spoken Language Study
  • Spring 2 – Gothic Monsters – 19th Century Study
  • Summer 1 – Modern Horror Genre Study
  • Summer 2 – Romeo & Juliet

 

Students will be assessed as follows:

  • Students’ work will regularly be assessed through the use of formative assessment.
  • Students will sit a summative assessment at the end of every half- term.

 

Year 10

During Year 10 students receive 6 English lessons per week.

The following skills will be covered:
Reading, Writing (content, organisation and technical accuracy), Speaking and Listening.

Topic and content for the year:

  • Autumn 1 – English Language Paper 2
  • Autumn 2 – A Christmas Carol/Great Expectations
  • Spring 1 – Poetry
  • Spring 2 – English Language Paper 1
  • Summer 1 – An Inspector Calls (English Literature Paper 2)
  • Summer 2 – English language Paper 2 writing and Spoken Language Endorsement

 

Students will be assessed as follows:

  • Students’ work will regularly be assessed through the use of formative assessment.
  • Students will sit a summative assessment at the end of every half- term.

 

In addition to this, during the summer term students will complete their GCSE Spoken Language Endorsement.

 

Year 11

During Year 11 students receive 6 English lessons per week.

The following skills will be covered:
Reading, Writing (content, organisation and technical accuracy), Speaking and Listening.

Topic and content for the year:

  • Autumn 1 – Great Expectations/ English Language Paper 1
  • Autumn 2 – Romeo & Juliet/ English Language Paper 2
  • Spring 1 – An Inspector Calls/ English Language Paper 1
  • Spring 2 – Poetry/ English Language Paper 2
  • Summer 1 – Revision

 

Students will be assessed as follows:

  • Students’ work will regularly be assessed through the use of formative assessment.
  • Students will sit regular mock exams before completing their (AQA) GCSE in English Literature and English Language.

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Our curriculum pages are currently under construction and will be published on Friday 23rd April 2021.

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