Subject Leader: Mr Carberry
General information about the subject
Students are placed into sets in the November of Year 7 and these are regularly reviewed throughout both KS3 and KS4.
All classes are taught the same topics at the same time to ensure consistency across the groups and to best prepare students for their GCSE courses.
What topics are taught?
When will they be taught?
Epic English - An introductory unit which covers the works of Homer, the Edda, Beowulf, Chaucer and Shakespeare.
Oliver Twist - Continuing our journey through literature we read one of the English language’s most iconic novels.
Across all units students will also study a range of non-fiction texts and
develop their writing to suit a variety of styles and genres.
How will my son or daughter be assessed?
When do these assessments take place?
Students will complete assessments throughout the academic year, normally towards the end of each topic.
These take the form of a ‘Learner Check’, a formative assessment of reading or writing skills with feedback on how to improve, and an ‘Assessment’, for which students will receive a summative grade.
What can my son or daughter do to support their learning at home?
What materials are provided or available online?
Students are provided with Knowledge Books that include lists of key terminology, skills and extracts from the texts studied. There are also a wide variety of quizzes within them to self-quiz.
Students should read a wide variety of texts away from the classroom; we recommend that all students read their own choice of fiction text which they can self-quiz on completion, using Accelerated Reader.