English

Director of English Ms E. Whitehead
Second in English Mrs E. Booth – BA (Hons) Drama/English
Co-ordinator of English KS3 Mrs J. Ritchie
Teacher of English Mr D. Boylan – BA (Hons) English Language 
Teacher of English Ms R. Ugradar
Teacher of English Mr J. Clee BA-(Hons) English
Teacher of English Mrs H. Henrys BA (Hons) Media and Performance
Assistant Headteacher and Teacher of English Mr E. Wilkinson BA (Hons) English
Deputy Headteacher and Teacher of English Mr D. White BA (Hons) English and History

Per Term Topic Information

Year 7

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Mystery Poetry 19th Century Fiction extracts: Childhood Shakespeare ’The Tempest’ Non-fiction

‘Travel Writing’

Creative Writing Contemporary Novel
Assessment (R):

Compare the writer’s ideas/ perspectives in 2 of the poems you have studied.

Assessment (W):

‘Children nowadays have it easy. They should be grateful that they are not growing up as a child in the 19th century.’

 

To what extent do you agree with this statement?

Assessment (R):

AQA Specimen Lit Paper 1 question. “Starting with this moment in the play, explore how Shakespeare presents Prospero’s use of his power.”

Assessment (W):

Write a piece of descriptive first person travel writing about a trip to the place pictured.

Assessment (W):

Write a 500 word short story using an image as a stimulus.

Assessment (R):

Read the following extract. How does the author present the character of X here? Compare this to their presentation in the rest of the novel.

Year 8

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Gothic Horror Non-fiction: Being an Eco Warrior Poems from Other Cultures 20th Century modern Drama: ‘Bloodbrothers’ Contemporary Novel Shakespeare: ‘Romeo and Juliet’
Assessment (R)

How is the extract structured to engage the reader?

Assessment (R):

How does the writer use language to persuade in the Eco Campaign you have been given?

Assessment (R):

Compare the writer’s ideas/ perspectives in 2 of the poems you have studied.

Assessment (W):

Write a 500 word short story with the title ‘My secret’.

Assessment (R)

Read the following extract. How does the author present the character of X here? Compare this to their presentation in the rest of the novel.

Assessment (R):

Starting with this extract, explain how far you think Shakespeare presents Lord Capulet as a good/bad father.

Secondly, you should explore how Shakespeare presents Capulet in other parts of the play.

Year 9

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
20th Century World Literature: Mockingbird or OM&M Shakespeare

‘Macbeth’

Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing (Lang P1) 20th Century modern Drama: ‘An Inspector Calls’ Unseen Poetry – Conflict Writing to present a viewpoint & 19th Century Non Fiction
Assessment (R):

GCSE Style question – extract – whole text

Assessment (R):

Starting with this extract (Act 1, Scene 5), explain how far you think Shakespeare presents Lady Macbeth as a strong character.

Assessment (W):

Write the opening part of a story where you could use this picture as your setting and suggested character (teacher to provide image).

 

Assessment (W):

Creative writing using the text as a stimulus

Assessment (R):

Compare the writer’s ideas/ perspectives in 2 of the poems you have studied.

Assessment (W):

AQA Key Stage 3-style paper 2: Writer’s viewpoints and perspectives

Year 10

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Literature: Short Stories – Lit Paper 2

Language: Paper 1: Section B – question 5 skills

Literature: Short Stories – Lit Paper 2

Language: Paper 1 Section A – questions 1-4

Literature: Macbeth – Lit Paper 1

Language: Paper 1: Section A and Section B  – recap

Literature: Macbeth – Lit Paper 1

Language: Paper 2: Section B

Literature: Macbeth if need to finish/ Short Stories recap

Language: Paper 2: Section A – questions 1-4

Literature: Unseen poetry –Lit Paper 2

Language: Paper 2: Section A and Section B

Assessment-

Language: Creative Writing piece – Paper 1

Assessment-

Literature: Paper 2 Short Story question

Language: Paper 1 – questions 1-4

Assessment-

Language: Full Language Paper 1

Assessment-

Literature: Paper 1 Macbeth extract and question

Language: Paper 2 – question 5 – viewpoint – Argue/Persuade

Assessment-

Language: Paper 2 Section A – questions 1-4

Assessment pieces –

Literature: Unseen Poetry question

Language:  Full Language Paper 1

Year 11

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Literature: 19C Novel – Lit Paper 1

A Christmas Carol

Language: Paper 1 Revision: Section A and Section B

Literature: 19C Novel – Lit Paper 1

A Christmas Carol

Language: Paper 2 Revision Section A and B

Literature: Poetry cluster – Lit Paper 2

Language: To build on Mocks –

Literature: Poetry cluster – Lit Paper 2

Language:

Paper 1 and Paper 2 skills.

Literature: Revision of all

Revision

Language: recap of all four papers

Literature: Revision of all

Language: Revision

Assessment-

Literature: Paper 1 19C novel extract and question

Assessment pieces –

Literature: Paper 1 Novel and Macbeth

Language: Mock Papers

Assessment pieces –

Literature: Paper 2 poetry question

Assessment –

Literature mock: Paper 2 Poetry

Language: Mocks in Hall

Curriculum Information

Year 7

No. of lessons per fortnight Frequency and length of homework Additional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential … Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes … Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
8 Key Stage 3 students will receive one piece of extended written homework each fortnight. This will be complemented by:

  • Research tasks
  • Spellings
  • Comprehension tasks
  • Reading
Creative writing club

Author visits

Spelling Bee

Book club

Poetry Slam

Theatre trips

Form time –  KS3 Literacy intervention

Form time – KS3 Spelling intervention

Useful Websites:

BBC Bitesize – English Language and Literature

www.aqa.org.uk

http://www.sparknotes.com/

https://www.rsc.org.uk/

www. iamlearning.co.uk

 

Year 8

No. of lessons per fortnight Frequency and length of homework Additional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential … Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes … Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
8 Key Stage 3 students will receive one piece of extended written homework each fortnight. This will be complemented by:

  • Research tasks
  • Spellings
  • Comprehension tasks
  • Reading
Creative writing club

Gothic writing workshop

Author visits

Spelling Bee

Book club

Poetry Slam

Theatre trips

Form time –  KS3 Literacy intervention

Form time – KS3 Spelling intervention

Useful Websites:

http://www.universalteacher.org.uk http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/0/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/raw/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/0/
http://www.bibliomania.com/bibliomania-static/index.html
http://www.channel4learning.com/

Year 9

No. of lessons per fortnight Frequency and length of homework Additional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential … Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes … Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
8 Key Stage 3 students will receive one piece of extended written homework each fortnight. This will be complemented by:

  • Research tasks
  • Spellings
  • Comprehension tasks
  • Reading
Author visits

Spelling Bee

Book club

Poetry Slam

Theatre trips

Form time –  KS3 Literacy intervention

Form time – KS3 Spelling intervention

YouTube
Romeo and Juliet
The Tempest
Macbeth

Key Stage 4

No. of lessons per fortnight Frequency and length of homework Additional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential … Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes … Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
 

 

 

8

Key Stage 4 students will receive one piece of extended written homework each fortnight. This will be complemented by:

  • Research tasks
  • Spellings
  • Comprehension tasks
  • Reading
  • Revision
  • Past exam papers
Author visits

Spelling Bee

Book club

Poetry Slam

Theatre trips

Monday 3.30-4.30

GCSE Intervention

 

Qualification

AQA GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

and

AQA GCSE ENGLISH LITERATURE