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
• The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
• Animal Farm by George Orwell
• A Midsummer Night’s Dream
• Animals and Monsters Non-Fiction and Fiction Reading and Writing
• Romantic Poetry

Year 8
• Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
• Blood Brothers by Willy Russell
• Macbeth
• Non-Fiction and Fiction Reading and Writing
• World War 1 Poetry

Key Stage 4 Information

Points to Note
Pupils begin preparing for their GCSE exams in Year 9.  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 9
• The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
• A View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller
• Romeo and Juliet
• Non-Fiction and Fiction Reading and Writing
• Contemporary Poetry

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
• Accelerated Reading Rewards
• Poet and author visits

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