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English KS3 Curriculum Topics

 

Autumn Term
1

Autumn Term
2

Spring Term
 1

Spring Term
2

Summer Term 1

Summer Term 2 

Year
7

Story and
Context

Story and Context -
focus on
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Characterisation and Setting

Characterisation and Setting - focus on The Graveyard Book

Genre and Theme

Genre and Theme - focus on The Giver

Year
8

Perspective and POV

Perspective and POV- focus on Journey's End

Rhetoric

Rhetoric - focus on non-fiction texts and extracts from Animal Farm

Symbolism

Symbolism - focus on The Flowers and other short stories

Year
9

Representation - focus on Othello

Representation - Othello and modern texts

Structure

Structure - focus on Heroes

Advanced Application of the Concepts

Advanced Application of the Concepts

 

English KS4 Curriculum Topics

 

Autumn
Term 1

Autumn
Term 2

Spring
Term 1

Spring
Term 2

Summer
Term 1

Summer
Term 2

Year
10

19th century novel: A Christmas Carol 

Continuation of A Christmas Carol

A selection of poems (five) from the Power and Conflict cluster

Language skills

Modern Prose: An Inspector Calls

Continuation of An Inspector Calls;

Poetry

Language skills and practise;

Poetry 

Continuation of language skills and practice;

Poetry 

Year
11

Shakespeare: Macbeth

Spoken Language Endorsement

Continuation of Macbeth

Language paper skills

Spoken Language Endorsement

Revision of all set texts

Unseen Poetry skills

Language skills

Revision of all set texts

Unseen Poetry skills

Language skills

Revision

Revision