English

English at Key Stage 3 – Years 7, 8 and 9 – works on the foundation of four major skill areas: reading, writing, grammar and oral work.

The aim is to structure the course progressively whilst at the same time providing sufficient opportunity for creative and imaginative exploration of language.

Year 7 - Autumn Term

  • First Impressions: Creative Writing
  • Out of this World: Writing for an Audience
  • Guided reading of a 20th-century novel
  • Spelling/Punctuation/Grammar
  • Metacognition
  • Individual Oral Presentation

Year 7 - Spring Term

  • In Search of Adventure: Prose Comprehension
  • Identity Kit: Poetry Skills
  • Spelling/Punctuation/Grammar
  • Guided Reading of a 20th-century play
  • Metacognition
  • Group Oral Presentation

Year 7 - Summer Term

  • Shakespeare: Context and study of a play: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Spelling/Punctuation/Grammar
  • Metacognition
  • Exam Preparation/Paper/ Review
  • Preparation for Summer Reading Challenge

Year 8 - Autumn Term

  • It’s a Mystery: Fictional Writing
  • Campaigning for a Cause: Writing to Persuade
  • Study of a Novel
  • Spelling/Punctuation/Grammar
  • Metacognition
  • Individual Oral Presentation

Year 8 - Spring Term

  • Appearance and Reality: Prose Analysis
  • Words of War: Unseen Poetry Analysis
  • Spelling/Punctuation/Grammar
  • Study of an author’s work
  • Metacognition
  • Group Oral Presentation

Year 8 - Summer Term

  • Shakespeare: Study of a play: Much Ado about Nothing
  • Spelling/Punctuation/Grammar
  • Metacognition
  • Exam Preparation/Paper/ Review
  • Preparation for Summer Reading Challenge

Year 9 - Autumn Term

  • Dare to Scare: Writing to Entertain
  • My Life, my Choices: Creating Non-Fiction
  • Study of a Novel
  • Spelling/Punctuation/Grammar
  • Metacognition
  • Individual Oral Presentation

Year 9 - Spring Term

  • Exploring Differences: Understanding a Writer’s Purpose
  • Relationships: Literary Devices in Poetry
  • Spelling/Punctuation/Grammar
  • Study of a text (play/ short stories or novel)
  • Metacognition
  • Group Oral Presentation

Year 9 - Summer Term

  • Shakespeare: Literature Essay Skills: Romeo and Juliet
  • Spelling/Punctuation/Grammar
  • Metacognition
  • Exam Preparation/ Paper/Review
  • Preparation for Summer Reading Challenge

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