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English

Key Stage 3

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
  • Language and Literature over Time
    (from Old English to the present)
  • Class novel
  • Media and Travel Writing
  • The poetry of William Blake and William Wordsworth
  • Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Short stories
  • Gothic short stories
  • Dickens’ A Christmas
    Carol
  • Independent Extended Project
  • Creative writing
  • Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing
  • Selection of poetry from the Moon on the Tides collection

Language

  • Creative writing
  • 19th-century
    fiction extracts
  • Paper 1 English Language practice

Literature

  • Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet
  • Golding’s Lord of the Flies
  • Miller’s The Crucible

Key Stage 3 assessment

  • Two half-termly assessments with practise in reading, writing, and presentational skills assessed throughout the year

 

Key Stage 4

Edexcel GCSE (9-1) English Language 1ENO
Edexcel GCSE (9-1) English Literature 1ETO

Year 10 Year 11

Language

  • Imaginative Writing (Section B Paper 1)
  • Spoken Language
  • 19th century fiction extracts
    (Section A Paper 1)
  • Language Paper 1

Literature

  • Priestley’s An Inspector
    Calls
    (Paper 1 Drama)
  • Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice (Paper 1 Drama)
  • Stevenson’s Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
    (Paper 2 19th-century Novel)

Language

  • Modern non-fiction extracts (Section A Paper 2)
  • Transactional Writing (Section B Paper 2)
  • Revision of Paper 1/Paper 2

Literature

  • Relationships Poetry Anthology (Paper 2 Poetry
  • Modern Unseen Poetry (Paper 2 Poetry)
  • Revision of Paper 1/Paper 2




     

Key Stage 4 assessment

Two half-termly assessments, short and long answer questions/extended writing/presentations.

 

Key Stage 5

Cambridge Pre-U Literature in English 9765

Year 12 Year 13
  • Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited
  • Chaucer’s The Nun’s Priest’s Tale
  • Sheridan’s The School for Scandal
  • Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra
  • Personal Investigation coursework
  • Personal Investigation coursework
  • Unseen poetry criticism
  • Unseen drama criticism
  • Unseen prose and non-fiction criticism
  • Revision for Papers 1, 2 and 3

Key Stage 5 assessment

  • Essays throughout the year, stages of coursework, presentations, independent wider reading, creative responses to texts

 

Curriculum enrichment outside of the classroom

  • Year 13 residential visit to Stratford-Upon-Avon
  • Lectures
  • Author visits
  • Debating
  • Massive Open Online Courses
  • Spelling bee
  • Creative writing
  • Year 8 Independent Project
  • Talk the Talk workshop for Year 9

A level English - please see the Sixth Form Section of our website: sixth-form-subject-information