English

The English curriculum exposes students to a range of literature spanning from the 16th century to the present day, exposing students to the timelessness of great works of literature. Students develop their cultural capital, tolerance, and mutual respect for diverse voices in literary texts, exploring issues around race, gender, sexuality and social class. In doing so, the English curriculum seeks to develop the critical thinking skills that students will need as lifelong learners whilst being equipped with the oracy, reading and writing skills to be able to articulate their views in a knowledgeable and convincing manner.

Year 7

Content Assessment
Autumn term: Oliver Twist and discursive writing. Spring term: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, identity poetry and Creative Writing. Summer term: The Midnight Zoo and Creative Writing 

 

English Literature: Unseen poetry analysis

English Language: Writing a narrative on the genre of ‘Myths and Legends

 

 

Year 8

Content Assessment
Autumn term: Sherlock Holmes and descriptive writing 

Spring term: The Tempest and Identity poetry 

Summer term: Lord of the Flies 

English literature: Exam question on The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 

English language: Discursive writing task. 

 

Year 9

Content Assessment
Autumn term: Of Mice and Men and Creative Writing 

Spring term: Romeo and Juliet, Identity Poetry and Creative Writing 

Summer term: Non-fiction unit on Diversity and Discursive Writing.

English literature: Theme based essay question Of Mice and Men 

English language: Discursive Writing.

 

Year 10

Content Assessment
Autumn term  

English Language: Paper 1  

Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing 

English literature: An Inspector Calls 

Spring term  

English Language: Paper 1  

Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing 

English literature: Macbeth 

Summer term 

English Language: Paper 2 Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives 

English literature: A Christmas Carol 

English literature: An Inspector Calls and Macbeth exam questions. 

English Language: Paper 1  

Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing 

Paper 2 Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives 

 

Year 11

Content Assessment
Autumn term  

English Language: Paper 2 

Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives  

English literature: Love & Relationships Poetry Collection 

Spring and Summer term  

English Language: Revision Paper 1 & Paper 2 

English literature: Revision: Macbeth, An Inspector Calls, A Christmas Carol, Love and Relationships Poetry

Mock exam autumn term:  

English Language: Paper 2 

Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives 

English literature: An Inspector Calls and Poetry 

Mock exam Spring term: Macbeth & A Christmas Carol 

 

English Literature A Level

Content Assessment Content Assessment
Year 12 Autumn term: The Handmaid’s Tale and Othello Spring term: Frankenstein and A Streetcar Named Desire Summer term: Coursework: Things Fall Apart, Dracula, 1984, Heart of darkness.  Assessment: Paper 1 Drama (Othello & A streetcar Named Desire) & Paper 2 Prose ( The Handmaid’s Tale Frankenstein)  Coursework: Comparative Prose Text   

 

Year 13 Autumn term: Contemporary Poetry Anthology: Poems of the Decade & The Romantics Spring and Summer term Revision  Autumn and Spring Term mocks: Paper 1: Drama (Othello & A Streetcar Named Desire) Paper 2: Prose (The Handmaid’s Tale and Frankenstein) Paper 3: Poetry (Contemporary Poetry Anthology: Poems of the Decade & The Romantics)