English Curriculum Overview

The grid below gives an overview of the curriculum for this academic year:

Year 7

English study covers the skills of reading, writing and speaking and listening. Our curriculum for Years 7 to 9 reflects preparation of students for life, work and further study. Emphasis will be placed on spelling, punctuation and grammar as well as creative writing and wide reading of both fiction and non-fiction texts.

Schemes of work include: study of a novel; ‘The Tempest’, Chaucer, Science Fiction/Science Fact and creative writing.

Year 8

Schemes of work include: ‘Macbeth’, Media and non-fiction, ‘Beowulf’ and ‘Dracula’.

Year 9

Schemes of work include: Gothic genre, ‘Hamlet’, close reading, study of poetry and writing for different audiences.

Years 10 and 11

English Language 

Years 10 and 11 follow the AQA specifications for English Language (Syllabus: 8700). This is a new reformed GCSE and students will be awarded a Grade from 1 - 9 at the end of their studies.  At the end of Year 11 students will sit two exams. 

The specification information can be found here.

English Literature

Years 10 and 11 follow the AQA specification for English Literature (Syllabus 8702). This is a new reformed GCSE and students will be awarded a Grade from 1 - 9 at the end of their studies.  At the end of Year 11 students will sit two exams. 

The specification information can be found here.

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