English 

To provide an engaging and exciting curriculum that delivers key skills and enables students to explore Geography from the physical, human and environmental perspectives. To fully prepare students through their Key Stage 3 studies for the demands of external examinations at Key Stage 4 and 5 . To support Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural education through challenging topics such as migration and climate change.

Year Term 1 (a) Term 1 (b) Term 2 (a) Term 2 (b) Term 3 (a) Term 3 (b)
7 Topic: Animal poetry

Assessment:

Baseline assessment

Topic: ‘Private Peaceful’

Assessment:

Creative writing

Topic: ‘Private Peaceful’

Assessment:

Reading assessment – analysis of language and structure.

Topic: ‘Chinese Cinderella’

Assessment:

Unseen reading analysis

Topic: ‘Chinese Cinderella’

Assessment:

Unseen reading analysis

Topic: Introduction to Shakespeare

Assessment:

Reading assessment – analysis of language and structure.

8 Topic: ‘Alice in Wonderland’

Assessment:

Narrative writing

Topic: ‘Alice in Wonderland’

Assessment:

Narrative writing

Topic: Nature poetry

Assessment: comparing poetry including an unseen poem

Topic: ‘Hunger Games’

Assessment:

Dystopian literature

Topic: ‘Hunger Games’

Assessment:

Point of view writing

Topic: ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Assessment:

Reading assessment – analysis of language and structure.

9 Topic: ‘Oliver Twist’

Assessment:

Narrative writing

Topic: ‘Oliver Twist’

Assessment:

Narrative writing – unseen visual stimulus.

Topic: War Poetry

Assessment:

Comparative poetry essay

Topic: ‘Much Ado about Nothing’

Assessment: point of view writing

Topic: ‘Of Mice and Men’

Assessment:

Reading assessment – analysis of language and structure.

Topic: ‘Of Mice and Men’

Assessment:

Reading assessment – analysis of language and structure.

10 Topic: Paper 1 Reading

Assessment: unseen mock exam

Topic: Paper 1 and Paper 2 Writing

Assessment: unseen mock exam

Topic: Paper 2 Reading

Assessment: unseen mock exam

Topic: Paper 2 Literature – Power and Conflict poetry

Assessment: unseen mock exam

Topic: Paper 2 Literature – Power and Conflict poetry

Assessment: unseen mock exam

Topic: Unseen poetry and language revision

Assessment:

unseen mock exam

11 Topic: Literature Paper 1: ‘Romeo and Juliet’

Assessment:

Mock exam

Topic: Literature Paper 1: ‘A Christmas Carol’

Assessment: Mock exam

Topic: Literature Paper 2: ‘An Inspector Calls’

Assessment: mock exam

Topic: Language revision: papers 1 and 2

Assessment:

Mock exam

Topic: Language and Literature revision

Assessment: mock exam

Final examinations.
12 Topic: ‘The Great Gatsby’ and pre-1900 love poetry.

Assessment:

Exam questions

Topic: ‘The Rotters’ Club’ and pre-1900 love poetry.

Assessment: Set exam questions/mock exam

Topic: ‘The Rotters’ Club’ and ‘Othello’

Assessment:

Exam questions

Topic: Unseen prose extracts

Assessment:

Exam questions

Topic: Exam skills/responses in reference to set texts. Assessment:

AS Level examination

Topic: NEA preparation: ‘The Rotters’ Club’ and independent text choice.
13 Topic: ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ and The Feminine Gospels.

Assessment:

Exam questions

Topic: ‘The Help’ and Feminine Gospels’

Assessment:

Mock exam

Topic: ‘The Help’ and comparing unseen poetry.

Assessment:

Exam questions

Topic: ‘Othello’ and ‘The Great Gatsby’

Assessment:

Mock exam

Topic: Unseen prose extracts and pre-1900 poetry.

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Final exam

Weblinks

AQA

BBC Bitesize

British Online Library

Extra Curricular Activities

  • Intervention lessons weekly
  • Holiday Classes- Annually
  • Mastery Days - Primary links
  • A Level Booster lessons
  • Creative Learning Days

Department Staff

Mrs C Butler - Subject Leader
Mr P Alford
Miss A Bevan
Mr R Hill
Mrs N Hodgson
Miss E King
Miss C Markey
Mrs S Smith
Miss C Strode
Miss N Malone

Reading Lists

The English department have put together reading lists to guide the students in their reading for pleasure and encourage them to try new books.

7 Reading List Animal Poetry.pdf
7 Reading List Chinese Cinderella.pdf
7 Reading List Private Peaceful.pdf
7 Reading List Shakespeare.pdf


9 Reading List War Poetry.pdf
9 Reading List Much Ado About Nothing.pdf
9 Reading List Of Mice And Men.pdf
9 Reading List Oliver Twist.pdf