KS3 English

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Autumn 1

(7 weeks)

Autumn 2

(7 weeks)

 

Spring 1

(6 weeks)

Spring 2

(6 weeks)

Summer 1

(6 weeks)

Summer 2

(7 weeks)

Year 7

Transition: Fairy tales

A transitional unit in which students will study a range of descriptive and narrative writing techniques linked to old and modern fairy tales.

 

Novel

 

 

Study of a novel and analysis of thematically-linked non-fiction and media texts.

 

 

Top: Private Peaceful (1) King of Shadows (2) Raven Queen (1) 

 

Middle: Cirque Du Freak (2) Holes (2) Skellig  (1) Ruby in the Smoke (1)

 

Bottom: Two weeks with the Queen, Boy Overboard

 

 

Adventure and Mystery

 

19th Century fiction and non-fiction and comparisons with modern adventure and mystery texts.

Includes extracts from: Moonfleet, King Solomon’s Mines and The Sign of Four.

Poetry: As Time Goes By

 

Students will begin with studying a range of different poetic techniques and writing their own poems. This will be integrated with analysing a range of themed poems of different era and style.

Macbeth

 

Study of ‘Macbeth’, incorporating language analysis and drama.

 

AFs

 Writing comps 1-6

Writing letter (comps 2-6)

Reading comps 7

Embed speech (comps 2-6)

Reading comps 8

Embed  article (comps 2-6)

Writing comps 1-6

Embed letter

Reading comps 9

Embed written speech (comps 2-6)

Reading  comps 10

Embed article

 

Assessments

Writing: week 2

 

Levelling Assessment: Letter to a fairy tale character of their choice trying to persuade them to come to our school for a day. TA

 

 

Writing: creative

Students complete one of two writing tasks found here: insert link

Reading

 

Embedded speech: A speech linking to a key theme in the novel. PA or SA

 

 

Extract to whole: A question based on one of the main character in the novel. Extract to whole as with AQA questions. TA

 

Reading

 

Embedded article: An article about a key event in the novel. PA or SA

 

 

Extract to whole: A question based on one of the main themes in the novel. Extract to whole as with AQA questions. TA

Writing

 

5 short pieces of creative work throughout the five weeks, all brought together in the sixth week into a small booklet. TA

 

Reading

Embedded written speech: Write a persuasive speech about the theme of one of the poems studied. PA or SA

 

Higher: (Choose two poems that link by theme). Question: How do the themes in [poem A] link to the themes in [poem B]? TA

 

Lower: (Choose one poem) How does the poet use language to convey [insert theme] in the poem?

Reading

 

Embedded article: Create a magazine article advertising your very own production of Macbeth. PA or SA

 

Higher: How does Shakespeare present the causes and consequences of greed in the play Macbeth? TA

 

Lower: What is the importance of the witches in the play?

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn 1

(7 weeks)

Autumn 2

(7 weeks)

Spring 1

(6 weeks)

Spring 2

(6 weeks)

Summer 1

(6 weeks)

Summer 2

(7 weeks)

Year 8

19th Century Gothic Lit

Students study 19th Century Lit extracts on the gothic theme. This will be good preparation for the gothic writing next.

Gothic Writing

To identify and create features of gothic writing. A focus on descriptive writing elements.

War Poetry

 

A range of themed poems of different era and style.

 

Novel

 

Study of a novel and analysis of thematically-linked non-fiction and media texts.

 

Top: The Edge (2) Noughts and Crosses (1) The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (1)  Martyn Pig (1)

 

Middle: Refugee Boy (2) Storm Catchers (2)  Fat boy swim (1) Shadow of the Minator (1)

 

Bottom: Tins, Pig Heart Boy.

Romeo and Juliet

 

Students study a Romeo and Juliet scheme of work focussing on language, character, themes and time period

 

Travel Writing

 

A unit in which students will study and craft a range of travel-based non-fiction texts. Embedded will be Utopian topics.

 

AFs

Reading comp 10

Writing comp 1-6

Reading comp 9

Embed  speech (2-6)

Reading comp 8

Writing comps 1-6

Reading comp 7

Embed letter (2-6)

Reading comp 10

Embed article 2-6

Assessments

Reading: week 4

Comparison essay. Explain how the authors have portrayed characters’ fears, expectations and reality in these extracts. TA

 

Writing: week 7

A descriptive piece of writing showing clear understanding of the gothic genre. PA or SA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Embedded speech:  A speech linking to a key theme in the novel.

 

Reading

 

An essay entitled: ‘How does the poet present conflict/fear? Use one unseen poem and one/two they have studied for comparison.   

 

 

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Reading

 

Higher: A question based on one of the main themes in the novel. Extract to whole as with AQA questions.

 

Lower: Question: Who is the most important character and why?

Writing

 

Higher: An article about a key event in the novel

 

Lower: An article about an event in the novel using the structured resource here

Reading

 

Extract to whole: Discuss the way that Lord Capulet treats his daughter, Juliet, throughout the play.

 

Embedded letter: Write a letter to Romeo from Juliet (or the other way around) persuading the other character to run away with you.

Reading: week 5

 

Embed article: Students to create their own article about the Utopia that would like to visit in the summer holidays.

 

Reading: Analysis and comparison or a nonfiction piece of travel writing. TBC.

                 
 

 

 

 

Autumn 1

(7 weeks)

Autumn 2

(7 weeks)

Spring 1

(6 weeks)

Spring 2

(6 weeks)

 

Summer 1

(6 weeks)

Summer 2

(7 weeks)

Year 9

Creative writing

Sci-fi dystopian theme

Exploration of descriptive and narrative writing in a range of genres, using image stimulus and the new GCSE criteria.

 

 

Different Cultures Novel

 

Study of OMAM or TKAM (9A1 and 9A2 only), and analysis of thematically-linked non-fiction and media texts.

 

19th Century fiction and non-fiction

 

A unit in which students will study  19th C Lit extracts – Childhood and family.

 

 

 

 

 

Play

 

Study of a post-1914 play.

 

 Shakespeare

 

Study of A Midsummer Nights Dream

Poetry anthology

 

Poetry direct from the power and conflict section in the GCSE anthology.

AFs

Writing comps 1-6

Reading comp 8

Embed speech (comps 2-6)

Reading comp 10

Embed letter (comps 2-6)

Writing comps 1-6

 

 Reading comp 7

 Embed speech (comps 2-6)

Reading comp 9

Embed letter (comps 2-6)

Assessments

Writing

 

Creative writing: Create a piece of descriptive writing based on the picture saved in the folder.

 

Embedded speech: A speech about a key event that students have studied.

 

Reading

 

A question based on one of the main themes in the novel. Extract to whole as with AQA questions.

Extract to whole

 

 

 

Reading

 

Answering one of the suggested questions on the AQA paper – more info to follow.

 

Embedded letter: Write a letter to one of the authors of the extracts, asking them for extra information about their story.

 

 

 

 

Writing

 

Writing—Article

 

Article on an event in the play.

 

 

Reading

Extract to whole

Much Ado: Explore how Shakespeare presents attitudes towards women in the play.

Twelfth Night: Discuss the role of mistaken identity in Twelfth Night. Who is mistaken for whom, and what do these mix-ups signify?

MND: Discuss the role of the play-within-a-play in Act V of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Reading

 

A poem analysis considering how mood and atmosphere is created.

 

Embedded letter: Write a letter to a surviving soldier from the war persuading him to be part of an assembly at your school.