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English

Time Allocation: Students study English for three 1 hour lessons per week in each of Year 7 and Year 8.

Grouping: English is taught in mixed ability groups.

Course Content: During KS3, students complete half-termly units covering reading, writing and speaking and listening:

 

Year 7

Year 8

Autumn

Autumn 1:

Novel:The Bone Sparrow   (reading skills)

Autumn 2:

Novel: The Bone Sparrow 

Creative writing (writing skills)

Autumn 1:

Novel:  Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry  (reading skills)

Autumn 2: 

Novel:  Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry  

Creative writing (writing skills)

Spring

Spring 1:

Roots Poetry  (reading skills) 

 

Spring 2:

The Power of Language (writing skills) 

Spring 1:

Love / Relationships Poetry  (reading skills) 

 

 

Spring 2:

Twelfth Night  (reading skills)

Summer

Summer 1:

The Power of Language (reading skills ) 

 

Summer 2:

An introduction to Greek myths

A Midsummer Night's Dream (writing skills)

Summer 1:

Spoken Language (reading skills)

 

 

Summer 2:

DNA by Dennis Kelly (writing skills )

   

Assessment:

Formal Assessment:

Pupils have an interim assessment and final assessment for each unit. The targets set for the interim assessment should help them to achieve their best in the end of unit piece.

Homework:

Pupils will be set homework on a twice weekly basis. This will include reading and writing tasks as well as learning of spellings.