English

A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies...The man who never reads lives only one. (George R.R. Martin)

Year 7, 8 and 9 Curriculum

Year 7
Year 7Unit/Topic
AutumnPercy Jackson and the Lightening Thief – exploring a variety of narrative and viewpoint writing styles and how writer’s develop character, theme and narrative
SpringOliver Twist by Charles Dickens – Understand how Dickens creates powerful characters in ‘Oliver Twist’ and learn how to express opinions about these characters.
SummerCrime Fiction and other genres – Understand how Conan Doyle creates powerful characters in ‘The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes’ and learn how to express opinions about these characters.

 

Year 8
Year 8Unit/Topic
AutumnRomeo and Juliet – Exploring the writer’s use of language, character and structure
SpringJane Eyre a bildungsroman for a Victorian woman – exploring the writer’s craft
SummerAmerican Literature ‘Of Mice and Men’ by John Steinbeck – Exploring the historical contexts in which texts are set and the impact on the writer’s craft.

 

 

Year 9
Year 9Unit/Topic
AutumnGothic Genre – Exploring the Gothic genre and develop skills in the analysis of language in ‘The Woman in Black’
SpringHenry V by William Shakespeare and War Poetry – Exploring British heritage with a focus on language and comparing and contrasting texts.
SummerDystopian Fiction – Noughts and Crosses – Exploring how writers create dystopian worlds and the impact on society today.

 

Year 10 and 11 Curriculum

Year 10
Year 10Unit/Topic
AutumnEnglish Literature 19th Century novel- ‘A Christmas Carol’ Charles Dickens
SpringEnglish Language Paper 1 Studying two poems from the Anthology / An Inspector Calls
SummerStudents to study ‘An Inspector Calls’ reading for understanding of character, plot, setting, themes, language and social, historical and cultural context / Planning and delivering speeches

 

 

Year 11
Year 11Unit/Topic
AutumnStudents to study a complete Shakespeare play, reading for understanding of character, plot, setting, themes, language and social, historical and cultural context
SpringTo explore the language, structure and form of poems in the ‘Power and Conflict’ cluster.
SummerRevision of English Language skills / Revision of English literature skills

 

 

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