English

What are we studying?

Year

7

Dates

4 Sep - 19 Jul 2019

WHAT ARE WE STUDYING

Year 7 will focus on texts with political principals embedded throughout the year and assessments will focus on literature and language exam skills.
The political texts studied are stepping-stones to the key exam texts studied in Y10 and Y11. The Term 1 text studied is The Jungle Book and students will consider themes of morality, equality, childhood and cultural conflict.

OTHER INFORMATION

This text will be taught through key extracts and students will have the opportunity to experience the text in moving image

Year

8

Dates

4 Sep - 19 Jul 2019

WHAT ARE WE STUDYING

Year 8 will study texts that focus on issues of apocalypse and humanity. Assessments will focus on literature and language exam skills.
The texts studied build on the Y7 texts and are stepping stones to the key exam texts studied in Y10 and Y11. The Term 1 text studied is The Wizard of Oz and students will explore themes of tragedy, fantasy, conflict and family

OTHER INFORMATION

Students will have the opportunity to experience the text in moving image

Year

9

Dates

4 Sep - 19 Jul 2019

WHAT ARE WE STUDYING

Year 9 will focus on texts that have crime as a central theme.
Assessments will focus on literature and language exam skills.
The texts studied build on the Y8 texts and are stepping stones to the key exam texts studied in Y10 and Y11. In Term 1 students will study either To Kill a Mockingbird or Of Mice and Men and will explore themes of crime, class, gender and discrimination.

OTHER INFORMATION

Students will have the opportunity to experience the text in moving image

Year

10

Dates

4 Sep - 19 Jul 2019

WHAT ARE WE STUDYING

Y10 begin the exam pathway and all texts and skills studied are those vital for their exam success in Y11.
Assessments will focus on literature and language exam skills.
In Term 1 students will study either Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet or Macbeth and will explore themes of revenge, loyalty, love, hate, gender, tragedy, conflict, religion and the supernatural.

OTHER INFORMATION

Weekly student-led revision lesson scheduled.
Students will have the opportunity to experience a live performance of the text, availability dependent. Moving image will also be available to see

Year

11

Dates

4 Sep - 19 Jul 2019

WHAT ARE WE STUDYING

Y11 begin the year focusing on their poetry anthology for exam Literature paper 2, which explores poems with themes of power and conflict. Students have 15 poems to explore in total.
Assessments will focus on literature and language exam skills.
The anthology includes the following poems: Ozymandias, London, The Prelude, My Last Duchess, The Charge of the light Brigade, Exposure, Storm on the Island, Bayonet Charge, Remains, Poppies, War Photographer, Tissue, The Emigree, Checking out me History and Kamikaze.

English Language and English Literature revision resources are available to download from this website under Learning/Year 11

OTHER INFORMATION

Weekly student-led revision lesson scheduled.
Students will have the opportunity to experience a live performance of the text, availability dependent. Moving image will also be available to see.