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Welcome to the English area.

Head of Department – Mrs E. Booth

English will enable you to enjoy and explore thousands of incredible books, poems, plays and magazines. English will challenge you to build confidence through presentational projects, drama activities and team work.

Staffing

Head of EnglishMrs E. Booth – BA (Hons) Drama/English
2nd in EnglishMs A. Schofield – BA (Hons) English Literature with Creative Writing
Teacher of EnglishMs C. Vandenberg – BS (Hons) English
Teacher of EnglishMrs H. Henrys – BA (Hons) Media and Performance
Assistant Headteacher and Teacher of EnglishMr J. Barker – BA (Hons) English Media, Communications and Cultural
Teacher of EnglishMrs J. Entwistle – BA (Hons) English
Deputy Headteacher and Teacher of EnglishMr D. White – BA (Hons) English and History
Teacher of EnglishMiss S. Ward – BA (Hons) English, Drama & Performing Studies
Teacher of EnglishMrs S. Tania – BA (Hons) English Literature & Language
Teacher of EnglishMiss F. Zubaid – BA (Hons) Humanities / English Language for Education
Special Educational Needs Co-ordinatorMrs H. Spencer – BA (Hons) Business Administration
School LibrarianMrs J. Forkin – MA in Library and Information Management
Student Leadership Co-ordinatorMs A. Woods – BA Classical Studies

Per Term Topic Information

Year 7

AutumnSpringSummer
Resilience – Poetry anthology and ‘A Monster Calls’Equality – ‘Animal Farm’Villains – Introduction to Shakespeare
Assessment
Reading assessment
1) How has the writer used language to present Conor in the extract?
2) How has the writer structured the text to interest you as the reader?
Writing assessment
EITHER: Write a description of a street at night as suggested by this picture:
OR: Write a short story that about a time when you had to overcome a fear.
Assessment
Reading assessment – How is the character of Squealer presented in this extract?
You may want to consider:
– Is the character of Squealer is presented at someone to be trusted?
– Is the character of Squealer presented is someone who believes in equality?
Writing assessment – ‘All humans are equal, but some humans are more equal than others.’
Write an article for a newspaper where you explain your point of view on this statement.
Assessment
Reading – How does Shakespeare present Richard as a villain in this scene?
Writing – Write a description of the man in the image below OR Write a story about a time a plan went wrong.
Year 8

AutumnSpringSummer
Power – FrankensteinRelationships – Romeo & JulietAdversity – I am Malala
Assessment
Reading – Non-fiction text – How does the writer use language to show the cloning of Dolly the sheep was an exciting event?
Writing – “These days, there are too many cases where one person has too much control over someone or something else. No human should have ultimate power over another living being.”
Write a speech to be presented in a school assembly expressing your viewpoint on this statement.
Assessment
Reading – Starting with this moment in the play, explore how Shakespeare presents relationships between adults and young people in Romeo and Juliet.
Writing – Either – Write a description as suggested by this image.
OR: Write a short story about a troubled relationship.
Assessment
Reading – In It Couldn’t Be Done by Edgar Guest, how does the speaker present their attitude towards adversity?
Writing – Write a description of someone under pressure using the image below as a stimulus OR Write a story called “The Struggle”.
Year 9

AutumnSpringSummer
Betrayal – The Tempest Innocence – To Kill A MockingbirdManchester
Assessment:
Reading- Starting with this moment in the play, explore how Shakespeare presents betrayal in the play.
Write about:
• how Shakespeare presents betrayal between the two brothers Antonio and Prospero at this moment in the play
• how Shakespeare presents betrayal in the play as a whole.
Writing: “Betrayal has long-term consequences. Once you have been betrayed by someone, it is hard to rebuild trust with them.” Write a speech to be delivered during a school assembly, outlining your viewpoint on this statement.
Assessment:
Reading –
1) How does the writer use language to describe the dog?
2) How has the writer structured the text to interest you as a reader?
3) A student, having read this part of the text said: “The writer makes this moment of the story very dramatic.” To what extent do you agree?
Writing –
1) EITHER: Write a description as suggested by this picture:
OR: Write a short story about an event that changed your life forever.
Assessment:
Reading – Q1 – Summarise the ways both writers present the protesters at the Peterloo Massacre, Q2 – How does the writer use language to describe his feelings for the events at Peterloo?
Writing – “Despite its tragedies, both historical and more recently, Manchester always bounces back. Its people are proudly resilient. We can learn from the city’s attitude to adversity.”
Write a speech to be given in a school assembly giving your opinion on this statement.
Year 10

Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Literature: Paper 1: 19th Century novel “A Christmas Carol”
Language: Paper 1: Section B – Narrative and Descriptive writing
Literature: Paper 1: 19th Century novel “A Christmas Carol”
Language: Paper 1 Section A
Literature: Paper 2: Unseen poetry/Power and Conflict poetry
Language: Paper 2, Section A
Literature: Paper 2: Unseen poetry/Power and Conflict poetry
Language: Paper 2, Section B: Viewpoint writing
Literature: Paper 1: Macbeth
Language: Recap of Paper 1
Literature: Paper 1: Macbeth
Language: Recap of Paper 2
Assessment-
Creative Writing task – P1, Q5
Assessment-
“A Christmas Carol” exam question
Assessment-
Poetry exam question
Assessment-
Whole language paper
Assessment-
Macbeth exam question
Assessment –
End of year exams – Full Lit P1 and Lang P1
Year 11

Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1
Literature: Paper 2: “An Inspector Calls”
Language: Paper 1, Section B: Narrative and Descriptive writing
Literature: Paper 2: “An Inspector Calls”
Revision of all units ready for mock exams
Language: Paper 1, Section A
Literature: Revision of Paper 2
Language: Paper 2, Section A
Literature: Revision of Paper 1
Language: Paper 2, Section B: Viewpoint writing
Literature: Revision of both papers
Language: Revision of both papers
Assessment-
“An Inspector Calls” exam question
Assessment –
Mock exams – Language P1 & Literature P1
Assessment – Mock exams
Assessment –
Mock exams
GCSE Examinations

Curriculum

Year 7

No. of lessons per fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkAdditional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential …Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes …Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
8Key Stage 3 students will receive one piece of extended written homework each fortnight. This will be complemented by:
Research tasks
Spellings
Comprehension tasks
Reading
Creative writing club
Author visits
Spelling Bee
Book club
Poetry Slam
Theatre trips
Form time –  KS3 Literacy intervention
Form time – KS3 Spelling intervention
Useful Websites:
BBC Bitesize – English Language and Literature
www.aqa.org.uk
http://www.sparknotes.com/
https://www.rsc.org.uk/
www. iamlearning.co.uk
Year 8

No. of lessons per fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkAdditional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential …Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes …Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
8Key Stage 3 students will receive one piece of extended written homework each fortnight. This will be complemented by:
Research tasks
Spellings
Comprehension tasks
Reading
Creative writing club
Gothic writing workshop
Author visits
Spelling Bee
Book club
Poetry Slam
Theatre trips
Form time –  KS3 Literacy intervention
Form time – KS3 Spelling intervention
Useful Websites:
http://www.universalteacher.org.uk http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/0/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/raw/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/0/
http://www.bibliomania.com/bibliomania-static/index.html
http://www.channel4learning.com/
Year 9

No. of lessons per fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkAdditional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential …Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes …Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
8Key Stage 3 students will receive one piece of extended written homework each fortnight. This will be complemented by:
Research tasks
Spellings
Comprehension tasks
Reading
Author visits
Spelling Bee
Book club
Poetry Slam
Theatre trips
Form time –  KS3 Literacy intervention
Form time – KS3 Spelling intervention
YouTube
Romeo and Juliet
The Tempest
Macbeth
Key Stage 4

No. of lessons per fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkAdditional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential …Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes …Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
8Key Stage 4 students will receive one piece of extended written homework each fortnight. This will be complemented by:
Research tasks
Spellings
Comprehension tasks
Reading
Revision
Past exam papers
Author visits
Spelling Bee
Book club
Poetry Slam
Theatre trips
Monday 3.30-4.30
GCSE Intervention
Qualification
AQA GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
and
AQA GCSE ENGLISH LITERATURE