Mrs Nicola Ealden: Head of English, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Emily O’Grady: Second in English, Email: email@example.com
Mrs H Burniston: Head of Key Stage 3, Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Anna Meredith: Head of Key Stage 5, Email: email@example.com
Key Stage 3
Each scheme of learning lasts 9 weeks, and is designed to give students a deep understanding of the essential skills of: reading, writing, speaking and listening.
Curriculum journey English 2020-21 Years 7-9
Key Stage 3 Reading List
KS3 Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Booklet
Year 7 Curriculum Map
Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Creative Writing. Elizabethan gender issues and life at court.
Language and Media: Rhetorical techniques/persuasion, modern media including tabloid/broadsheet styles, editorials, advertising and media bias including image manipulation.
Poetry: Read and analyse a wide range of different poetic forms, including song/rap. Writing an anthology of poetry.
Modern Author: The study of a modern author plus focus on different text types such as reviews and articles about that author/the ideas they explore.
Year 8 Curriculum Map
Dystopias: A dystopian novel/short stories. Non-fiction writing based on the genre.
Exploring Spoken Language and Technology: Exploring spoken language and the evolution of language of technology. Study the language of texts, emojis, blogs, twitter, ‘fake news’.
Victorian Short Stories: Read a collection of short Victorian stories, including at least one Dickens short story – explore horror genre and Victorian context. Extended writing project to create a short story in the Victorian horror style.
Play text: In-depth study of a play text. Spoken language exploration of dramatic techniques.
Year 9 Curriculum Map
Modern Novel and Poetry: A focus on one core text plus investigating the language and structure of said text. In addition, students will study poetry in order to secure an understanding of verse and the context behind it.
Shakespeare, Creative Writing and Evaluative Writing: study of a Shakespeare text in performance and relevant literary context. Creative writing skills, and evaluation of a short story.
The Art of Rhetoric: Reading and analysing key historical persuasive speeches, writing and performing persuasive speeches.
Key Stage 4
Curriculum journey English 2020-21 Years 10-11
English Language and Literature GCSE
We offer A levels in:
English Language & Literature