Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

English

What we study in English in KS3 (Y7 & Y8):  

  • Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens 
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare 
  • Poetry (extended metaphors) 
  • Drama
  • Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl
  • Daydreamer by Ian McEwan
  • Reading for pleasure 
  • Expressive writing 
  • Poetry from other cultures 

What we study in English in KS4 (Y9, Y10 & Y11): 

  • Non-fiction texts 
  • Comprehension 
  • Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare 
  • Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson 
  • Macbeth by William Shakespeare 
  • The AQA Poetry Anthology (Power & Conflict) 
  • Unseen poetry 
  • Poetry comparison
  • Descriptive writing 
  • Narrative writing 
  • Writing to argue
  • Analysing the writer’s viewpoint
  • Analysing creative writing 
  • Speaking & Listening 

 

Knowledge Organisers KS4

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We use the AQA exam board for English Language and English Literature.