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Curriculum

The curriculum offer is currently being updated in the light of recent curriculum changes which have taken place in KS3, KS4 and KS5 in all subjects.

English

Year 7

During English lessons in Year 7, we read a wide range of different, interesting texts, including at least one novel, a selection of poems and writing by Charles Dickens. There is the opportunity to explore at least one of Shakespeare's plays and carry out research into the themes and ideas that inspired his work.

Throughout the whole of Year 7, we develop writing skills. Your daughter has the opportunity to create leaflets, newspaper reports, web pages, magazine articles, letters, speeches and poetry. Most importantly, your son or daughter will learn how to present work effectively in a variety of different contexts.

Alongside the chance to enhance their writing, students develop their speaking and listening skills with the opportunity to take part in role plays, debates and the chance to share their interests and hobbies with other pupils.

Year 8

During English lessons in Year 8, we read a wide range of different, interesting texts, including at least one novel, a selection of poetry and a variety of non-fiction material including film. There is the opportunity to study at least one of Shakespeare's plays exploring his use of language and the impact his work has had on other writers.

Throughout the whole of Year 8, we develop writing skills. Your child will be able to enhance her creative writing skills as well as learning how to adapt and use language effectively in non-fiction material (including newspaper reports, web pages and magazine articles). Most importantly, your son or daughter will learn about the grammatical functions of language and develop her spelling skills.

Furthermore, students develop their speaking and listening skills by taking part in role plays and debates.

Year 9

During English lessons in Year 9, we read a wide range of different, interesting texts, including at least one novel, a selection of war poetry, the play ‘Our Day Out’ and a variety of myths and legends.

Throughout the whole of Year 9, we develop writing skills. Your daughter will enhance her writing skills by extending her knowledge about grammar as well as continuing to develop her spelling and punctuation skills. Most importantly, your son or daughter will learn how to present work effectively in a variety of different contexts using linguistic devices to appeal to a range of audiences.

Alongside the chance to enhance their writing, students develop their speaking and listening skills with the opportunity to take part in role plays, debates and the chance to re-enact a scene from Shakespeare.

Finally, students will develop their linguistic skills and knowledge about language in order to prepare for the GCSE English course in Year 10