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Head of Department

Ms Fox

Key Stage 3 English

In years 7, 8 and 9 pupils study a different genre every half term; each half term pupils will work on developing their reading ,writing, speaking and listening skills in response to a range of fiction and non-fiction texts. There is also at least one key task per half term to develop extended writing skills as well as analytical skills. We use a wide range of resources encapsulating both literary heritage and contemporary texts. Pupils are encouraged to read widely and participate in the department’s extra-curricular activities.  Over the year all KS3 pupils will have the opportunity to work with our Poet in Residence. Over the year, all pupils will study at least: a unit of poetry, a novel/ collection of short stories, a play, a non-fiction/media unit. Spelling, punctuation and grammar are taught discretely as well as being embedded into the schemes of work.

Key Stage 3 (Years 7-8)

At Key Stage 3 pupils are placed into three separate bands and taught most subjects within those bands.

Year 7 & 8 Overview 2020-2021

Key Stage 4 (Years 9-11)

At Key Stage 4 all pupils follow a core curriculum which consists of English Language, English Literature, Maths, Science, Religious Education, and Physical Education.

Year 9, 10 & 11 Overview 2020-2021

Key Stage 5 (Sixth Form, Years 12-13)