English

Key Stage 3 Information

Points to Note
Learners participate in a range of carefully crafted schemes of work that cover the three skill areas of: Reading, Writing and Speaking & Listening. These schemes of work focus around a variety of different texts and writing skills. Learners are regularly assessed across the skill areas, using a range of Assessment Objectives, and will have two summative assessments to begin to prepare them for GCSE exams.

Year 7
• Forensic Linguistic Detectives
• Class novel
• A Midsummer Night’s Dream
• Superheroes Transactional Writing
• Around the World Poetry
• Gothic Horror Literature

Year 8
• Oliver Twist Play
• Scene of the Crime Narrative Writing
• War Poetry
• The Apprentice Persuasive Writing
• The Tempest
• Class novel

Year 9
• Of Mice and Men
• Romeo and Juliet
• Love Poetry
• Transactional and persuasive writing
• Narrative Writing
• Non-fiction Reading

Key Stage 4 Information

Points to Note
All pupils study the EDUQAS GCSE English Language and English Literature syllabuses, which build on the skills developed in Key Stage 3. Assessment is by 100% examination at the end of the course.

Year 10
• GCSE Poetry Anthology
• A Christmas Carol
• Narrative Writing
• Persuasive and Transactional Writing
• Romeo and Juliet
• 20th Century Fiction

Year 11
• 19th and 21st Century Non-Fiction
• An Inspector Calls
• Speaking and Listening
• Revision of exam texts and skills

Visit the website (http://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/english-language/gcse/).
Visit the website (http://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/english-literature/gcse/).

Extra-Curricular Opportunities

• Theatre and cinema trips
• Debate Club
• Film Club

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