English

Year 7

In Year 7 students follow common schemes of work which reflect National Curriculum requirements and the National Literacy Framework. The modules provide an integrated programme of reading, writing and speaking and listening. All work is designed to extend the ability to communicate effectively, encourage imagination and creativity, and to foster a love of literature. Independent reading is regularly encouraged throughout the year and built into activities such as ?Readathon? and ?World Book Day?. Opportunities for drama are also provided.

Core modules of work in Year 7:

  • English Literary Heritage ? ?A Midsummer Night?s Dream? by William Shakespeare
  • Poems from Other Cultures
  • Understanding and creating the conventions of a genre ? Gothic Horror
  • Introduction to reading and producing media and non-fiction texts
  • Understanding the author?s craft ? ?Changeling? by Steve Feasey

Year 8

In Year 8 students follow common schemes of work which reflect National Curriculum requirements. The modules provide an integrated programme of reading, writing and speaking and listening. All work is designed to extend the ability to communicate effectively, encourage imagination and creativity and to foster a love of literature. Independent reading is encouraged throughout the year. Opportunities for drama are also integrated within Schemes of Work.

Core modules of work in Year 8:

English Literary Heritage – ?Macbeth? by William Shakespeare

War Poetry

English Literary Heritage ? The works of Arthur Conan Doyle

Media and Non-fiction ? Travel Writing

Understanding the author?s craft – ?Holes? by Louis Sachar or ‘The Woman in Black’ by Susan Hill

Year 9

In Year 9 students follow common schemes of work which reflect National Curriculum requirements. Modules of work are planned to deliver an integrated programme of reading (fiction and non fiction); writing for a range of specific purposes and audiences; and speaking and listening opportunities.

Students study a range of texts from the English Literary Heritage including ?The Merchant of Venice? by William Shakespeare and ?Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.