English

Curriculum Map

 What will I study?How will I be assessed?
Year 7Students will begin to explore, analyse and evaluate language and structure in Shakespearean sonnets and plays; a variety of short stories and a modern text. Students will also learn how to write imaginatively and creatively using images as a stimulus.Students will complete assessments regularly that will assess their knowledge and skill in analytic and creative writing. Assessments will be based on the main skills needed in English.
Year 8All students will begin to study a GCSE style curriculum for English Language paper 1 and paper 2. Students will cover 19th Century fiction and poetry from other cultures in preparation for English literature. The English Language curriculum will enable students to demonstrate a control of Standard English.

Students will also have lessons centered on vocabulary acquisition, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
Students will complete assessments regularly to check their knowledge. They will then complete an extended writing assessment which will be graded. In addition, students will complete mock examinations on the language papers.
Year 9GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature now start in Year 9. Students will study Macbeth and a section of the poetry in preparation for GCSE Literature. Students will cover the skills needed for GCSE English Language paper 1 and paper 2 so that the methods are fully embedded. and skills. The English Language curriculum will enable students to demonstrate a control of Standard English and they will be able to write grammatically correct sentences, deploy figurative language and analyse texts.

Students will also have lessons centred on vocabulary acquisition, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
Students will complete assessment regularly to check their knowledge. These will include reading and writing assessments. In addition, students will complete mock examinations on the language papers.
Year 10Macbeth, An Inspector Calls, as well as fifteen poems from the AQA power and conflict cluster. Key skills include investigating, analysing and evaluating. Students will be tested regularly using different assessment methods to check knowledge understanding and skills.

The English Language curriculum will enable students to demonstrate a confident control of Standard English and they should be able to write grammatically correct sentences, deploy figurative language and analyse texts. Additionally, students must listen to and understand spoken language, and use spoken Standard English effectively.
Both GCSEs are assessed by examination only which are all sat at the end of year 11. Students are assessed throughout the year via timed assessments, quizzing, comprehension questions, multiple choice questions, mock papers, and a spoken language presentation. Students will be given feedback regularly and informed of their next steps in order to improve.
Year 11All students will study two GCSEs: English Language and English Literature following the AQA specification. The Literature curriculum covers the following set texts: A Christmas Carol, Macbeth, An Inspector Calls, as well as fifteen poems from the AQA power and conflict cluster. Key skills include investigating, analysing and evaluating. Students will be tested regularly using different assessment methods to check knowledge understanding and skills.

The English Language curriculum will enable students to demonstrate a confident control of Standard English and they should be able to write grammatically correct sentences, deploy figurative language and analyse texts. Additionally, students must listen to and understand spoken language, and use spoken Standard English effectively.
Both GCSEs are assessed by examination only which are all sat at the end of year 11. Students are assessed throughout the year via timed assessments, quizzing, comprehension questions, multiple choice questions, mock papers, and a spoken language presentation. Students will be given feedback regularly and informed of their next steps in order to improve.
Year 13