English

Head of English Mrs E. Booth – BA (Hons) Drama/English
2nd in English Ms A. Schofield – BA (Hons) English Literature with Creative Writing
Co-ordinator of English KS3 Mrs J. Ritchie – BA (Hons) Open Literature
Teacher of English Ms C. Vandenberg – BS (Hons) English
Teacher of English Mrs H. Henrys BA (Hons) Media and Performance
Teacher of English Mr P. Warr –  BA (Hons) Humanities: English with Philosophy
Assistant Headteacher and Teacher of English Mr J. Barker – BA (Hons) English Media, Communications and Cultural
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
Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator Mrs H. Spencer  BA (Hons) Business Administration
Teacher of Literacy Mrs D. Allison – LLB (Hons) Law
School Librarian Mrs J. Forkin – MA in Library and Information Management
Student Leadership Co-ordinator Ms A. Woods – BA Classical Studies

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: Paper 1: 19th Century novel “A Christmas Carol”

Language: Paper 1: Section B – Narrative and Descriptive writing

Literature: Paper 1: 19th Century novel “A Christmas Carol”

Language: Paper 1 Section A

Literature: Paper 2: Unseen poetry/Power and Conflict poetry

Language: Paper 2, Section A

Literature: Paper 2: Unseen poetry/Power and Conflict poetry

Language: Paper 2, Section B: Viewpoint writing

Literature: Paper 1: Macbeth

Language: Recap of Paper 1

Literature: Paper 1: Macbeth

Language: Recap of Paper 2

Assessment-

Creative Writing task – P1, Q5

Assessment-

“A Christmas Carol” exam question

Assessment-

Poetry exam question

Assessment-

Whole language paper

Assessment-

Macbeth exam question

Assessment pieces –

End of year exams – Full Lit P2 and Lang P1

Year 11

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Literature: Paper 2: “An Inspector Calls”

Language: Paper 1, Section B: Narrative and Descriptive writing

Literature: Paper 2: “An Inspector Calls”

Revision of all units ready for mock exams

Language: Paper 1, Section A

Literature: Revision of Paper 2

Language: Paper 2, Section A

Literature: Revision of Paper 1

Language: Paper 2, Section B: Viewpoint writing

Literature: Revision of both papers

Language: Revision of both papers

Assessment-

“An Inspector Calls” exam question

Assessment pieces –

Mock exams – All papers

Assessment pieces –

Paper 2, Section A: Crime & Punishment

Assessment –

Mock exams

 GCSE Exams

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