English

Head of English Mrs E. Booth – BA (Hons) Drama/English
2nd in English Ms A. Schofield – BA (Hons) English Literature with Creative Writing
Teacher of English Ms C. Vandenberg – BS (Hons) English
Teacher of English Mrs H. Henrys BA (Hons) Media and Performance
Assistant Headteacher and Teacher of English Mr J. Barker – BA (Hons) English Media, Communications and Cultural
Teacher of English Mrs J. Entwistle BA (Hons) English
Deputy Headteacher and Teacher of English Mr D. White BA (Hons) English and History
Teacher of English Miss S. Ward – BA (Hons) English, Drama & Performing Studies
Teacher of English Mrs S. Tania – BA (Hons) English Literature & Language
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 Spring Summer

Loss – ‘The hunting of The Snark’ and ‘A Monster Calls’

Equality – ‘Animal Farm’

Villains – Introduction to Shakespeare

Reading assessment – 1) How has the writer used language to present Conor in the extract?

2) How has the writer structured the text to interest you as the reader?

Writing assessment  EITHER: Write a description of a street at night as suggested by this picture:

OR: Write a short story that about a time when you had to overcome a fear.

Reading assessment – Who do you think is the most powerful character in Animal Farm?

Write about:

  • what your chosen character says and does and how they are powerful.
  • how Orwell presents your chosen character.

Writing assessment – ‘All humans are equal, but some humans are more equal than others.’

Write an article for a newspaper where you explain your point of view on this statement.

Assessment

End of Year exam – full Paper 1 style exam.

Year 8

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Gothic Horror Non-fiction Poems from Other Cultures Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet Contemporary Novel 20th Century modern drama

Assessment (W)

Write a description as suggested by this picture OR Write a short story which is set in a city.

Assessment (W):

“Dangerous sports are becoming more extreme every year and the NHS is picking up the bill when things go wrong. If people want to partake in these sports then they should pay their own medical bills.”

Write an article for a newspaper in which you explain your point of view on this issue.

Assessment (R):

1. Read unseen poem A.  How does the poet show the reader the cultural challenges?

2.  Read unseen poem B.  Compare how the two poet’s represent emotions associated with feeling different.

Assessment (R):

ASSESSMENT QUESTION

How does Shakespeare show conflict in this extract from Act 3, Scene 1 and elsewhere in the play?

Assessment (R)

En La p1 sect A: extract set by JR from each novel.

1. From the extract, select 3 examples of language.  How does the writer use the words or phrases to develop our understanding of the character and setting.

2. How does the writer structure the extract to engage the reader?

Assessment (R&W):

End of Year Exam

Year 9

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2

20th Century World Literature: Mockingbird/ OM&M/ The Pearl

Shakespeare

‘Macbeth’

Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing

Unseen Poetry – Conflict

Writing to present a viewpoint & 19th Century Non Fiction

20th Century modern Drama: ‘An Inspector Calls’

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.

Write the opening part of a story where you could use this image as a stimulus (teacher to provide image).

Assessment (R):

How is the theme of war presented in War Photographer? (or another conflict poem – this should be UNSEEN prior to the assessment

Assessment (W):

‘Animal testing is an essential part of modern scientific discovery. Without it we would not progress as a society.’

Write an article for a broadsheet newspaper in which you explain your point of view on this statement.

Assessment (R&W):

End of Year Exam

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