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English

KS3 English

Pupils will be introduced to a wide range of literature from many genres. They will read both full texts and shorter extracts and learn how to write about them confidently. They will also practice writing both imaginative and functional texts. Over the course of KS3 pupils will have the opportunity to study all of the following:

Year 7/8

Introduction to Poetry

Healthy Eating

Gothic Horror

Wonder (Class reader)

Private Peaceful

Slavery

Year 9 

Animals

Roald Dahl Short Stories

WW1 Poetry

Macbeth

Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Blood Brothers

KS4 English Language and English Literature

Students follow the AQA course. This is assessed via end of course examinations. At the end of year 10, if they are ready, pupils are offered the opportunity to sit the English Language exam early.  Those pupils who are not ready to sit the GCSE will work towards the Entry Level Certificate. Pupils will study a wide range of texts, learning how we communicate ideas and information effectively through different writing styles, many of which they will encounter in the workplace. Examples of texts students may encounter during the course include:

Year 10

Macbeth or Romeo and Juliet

A Christmas Carol

Non-fiction writing styles

Narrative writing

Poetry Anthology – Analysis of first 9 poems

Exam technique - Comprehension

An Inspector Calls

Factual writing

Factual texts – travel writing/biography/information texts  

        

Year 11

Macbeth or Romeo and Juliet             

Poetry – Final 9 poems from Anthology

Factual texts – travel writing/biography/information texts         

Narrative reading/writing

Factual writing – writing style

Exam technique

Revision of Literature Texts

For more information please contact Mrs O'Meara.

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