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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
War Horse
Charles Dickens
Non-fiction writing - the environment
Nation (A Play)

Year 9 Mercury
Roald Dahl Short Stories
Non-fiction reading - animals
Of Mice and Men
Our Day Out
Writing Skills

Year 9 Helium
Stone Cold
Much Ado About Nothing
WW1 Poetry/literature
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
Blood Brothers
Non-fiction reading - animals

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
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.