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English

Course Overview


Autumn 1: Introduction to English (4 weeks) – Recap of key skills. Reading and writing baselines assessments. (A01, 2 and 5/ 6)

Autumn 2: Novel: Holes (10 weeks) - Students will explore the writer’s use of setting, characters and plot. They will develop their ability to use quotes to support their ideas. Reading (A01 and 2)

Spring 1: Narrative Writing – Students will develop their ability to write engaging fiction pieces. They will read extracts from 19th, 20th and 21st century texts and apply these skills to their own writing. Writing (A05/ 6)

Spring 2: Modern Play: Dracula – Students will explore a play in detail through both reading and speaking and listening. They will look closely at plays as a form of writing and look critically at characters and events. There will also be key extracts from the original text embedded into the scheme. Reading (A01, 2, 3)

Summer 1: Introduction to Non-Fiction – Students will be introduced to a range of non-fiction forms: blogs, biographies, articles, adverts, brochures, and letters. They will be asked to create their own non-fiction texts. Writing (A05/ 6)

Summer 2: Poetry: Love and Relationships- Students will read a range of poems that focus on family relationships and love. They will compare two poems and look at the effect of language, structure and form. Reading (A01, 2 and 3)

All English Assessment Objectives and criteria (AOs) can be found on the AQA website: www.aqa.org.uk . Assessments will take place at the end of each unit.


Useful Links


Non Fiction:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/english/reading/text_types/revision/4/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/teachers/ks3bitesize/english/nonfiction_format.shtml
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/guides/z97mxnb/revision


Read articles from:
https://www.theguardian.com/uk
http://www.independent.co.uk/

 

Creative Writing:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/guides/zwjsyrd/revision

New GCSE English Writing Skills Study Guide - For the Grade 9-1 Courses CGP Books http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/z3kw2hv



Dr Richard Parsons: The 11+ English Study Book and Parent's Guide [Book]


Collins: Easy Learning Grammar and Punctuation (Collins Easy Learning English)


Karina Law: Let’s Eat Grandma! A lifesaving guide to grammar and punctuation

 

Recommended Reading

Louis Sachar: Small Steps


Louis Sachar: Fuzzy Mud
Louis Sachar: The Card Turner


Louis Sachar: Stanley Yelnats' Survival Guide to Camp Green Lake


Stephenie Meyer: Twilight Series (4 books)


Malcolm Rose: Connor’s Brain


Malcolm Rose: Body Harvest


David Edgar’s play adaptation of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

 

More Able reading

Bram Stoker’s original Dracula


Susan Hill: The Woman in Black


Arthur Conan Doyle: The Hound of the Baskervilles

Year 7 English Scheme of Learning
Descriptive Writing
Scheme of Learning for 'Holes'
Narrative 1st Person
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