English

 

 

Year Group

 

 Autumn Term

 Spring Term

 Summer Term

 

7

 

 

Topic 1: Heroes and Villains

Skills covered:

Focused questions for reading and writing

Topic 2: Ambition and Power:

Skills covered:

Letter writing

Argument

Effect of language

Bias

 

Topic: Hopes and dreams

Skills covered:

Note taking

Analyse language and structure

Imaginative writing

Poetry terms and techniques

Topic: 1: Adventure Fiction

Skills covered:

Compare ideas and perspectives

Critical evaluation

Compare and contrast texts

Story writing

Topic 2: Adventure non fiction

Skills covered:

Travel brochures

Travel accounts

 

 

8

 

 

Topic: Ghosts and Ghouls

Skills covered:

Compare ideas and perspectives

Discussions

Story writing

Topic 1: Realism

Skills covered:

Speech writing

Diary entries

Focussed questions

Topic 2: Brotherhood

Skills covered:

Critical evaluation

Script writing

 

Topic 1: Journeys; Fiction

Skills covered:

Comment on language and structure

Express personal preference

Topic 2: Journeys; Non Fiction

Skills covered:

Plan, write, edit and proof read a story.

Letter writing

Travel writing.

 

9

 

 

Hopes and Dreams

Non-fiction reading and writing

Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream

Narrative Fiction

Stone Cold / DNA

Crime in the 19th century

Contemporary Fiction and non-fiction on the topic of Animals

Persuasive Writing

 

10

 

 

EITHER

Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

Viewpoints and perspectives of 19th, 20th and 21st century texts

  

OR

Travel and Adventure

Non-fictional writing – Travel diaries, journals

Creative writing based on fiction extracts.

EITHER

Crime – Explorations in creative reading of 19th and 20th century texts

 

 

 

 OR

Detectives – Sherlock Homes he Speckled Band

Love and Loss – Poetry Unit

EITHER

Seminal world Literature – Of Mice and Men

Creative writing based on 19th, 20th and 21th century excerpts

 

 

OR

Friendship – Holes

Writing focusing on different purposes, audiences and forms

 

11

 

 

EITHER

Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing

Topic: Trapped

Paper 2: Writers’ viewpoints and perspectives (Non-Fiction)

Topic: Fight for Freedom

 

OR

Modern day fiction and non-fiction and media

Topic: Spies

Fiction and non-fiction texts from 19th, 20th and 21 century

Topic: Justice for all

EITHER

Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing

Topic: Bugs

Paper 2: Writers’ viewpoints and Perspectives (Non-Fiction)

Topic: All in the mind

 

OR

Modern day fiction and creative writing

Topic: a Fantasy world

19th to 21th century non-fiction

Topic: Sports

EITHER

Revision for Papers 1 and 2

Exams for Papers 1 and 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

OR

Revision for Functional Skills Reading / Writing/ Speaking and Listening components

 

Exams for Functional Skills Reading / Writing/ Speaking and Listening components

 

The list of qualifications available for English in KS4 is as follows:

- AQA Step up to English (Silver)

- AQA Step up to English (Gold)

- Edexcel Functional Skills English (EL3 - L2)

- AQA GCSE English Language