English Curriculum

In Year 7 we cover the following Schemes of Work:

  • Reviewing Year 6
  • Library Lessons
  • Short stories
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Novel study, Skellig by David Almond

In Year 8 we continue to build on the work from Year 7. This includes topics such as:

  • A novel study
  • Short story writing
  • Grammer and spelling development
  • Macbeth
  • Poetry

Year 9 is a very important year for our students as they prepare for their SATs exams in May. Prepartion for this includes:

  • Booster classes
  • Exam technique and revision
  • A Study of Shakespeare
  • Wrting to argue, persuade, advise,instruct, explain and describe.

Year 10 is the beginning of our GCSE course. Students complete two GCSE's in English Language and English Literature over two years. Study for Year 10 includes:

  • Poetry from the AQA anthology, Pre 1914 Poetry, Simon Armitage and Carol Ann Duffy
  • A Post 1914 drama
  • Original Writing
  • A Media Study

In Year 11 we continue the work from Year 10. This includes preparation for the exams, as well as after school revision classes. Units covered this year are:

  • A Shakespeare Study
  • A Literature Novel
  • A Prose Study
  • At the completion of Year 11 five pieces of coursework are also submitted
  • Poetry from the AQA Study, poems from other cultures and traditions

Media Studies

We follow the OCR GCSE in Media Studies. Students study a number of media components through the two year course:

  • Television Comedies
  • Action Film Genre
  • Film Opening sequences
  • Production of a magazine in the front page
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