‘The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go’ – Dr Seuss
At KS3 students will study a range of poetry, prose and drama texts, exploring the craft of writing and what goes into creating great literature. Students will become literary detectives and learn to investigate language by exploring meanings and connotations. The curriculum at KS3 has been designed to be interesting and relevant for our students, so we study a range of contemporary literature including The Woman in Black by Susan Hill and Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman. We also study more traditional texts such at the works of Shakespeare, Journey’s End by R.C. Sherriff and Animal Farm by George Orwell.
Our KS4 curriculum follows on directly from KS3, which will have provided a firm foundation for the skills our students will need to succeed in both their literature and language GCSEs. We follow the AQA specification which allows pupils the opportunity to hone in on the skills they have already gained. For English Language they will explore both creative reading and writing, and study a range of non-fiction texts allowing them to evaluate and analyse the viewpoints and perspectives of a range of authors. For English Literature, pupils have the opportunity to study An Inspector Calls, Macbeth and A Christmas Carol whilst analysing a range of poems from celebrated poets across time.
About the curriculum for this subject
Year 7 Reading for Pleasure - We would like to encourage all students to read more. Evidence suggests that children who read for enjoyment every day not only perform better in reading tests than those who don’t, but also develop a broader vocabulary, increased general knowledge and a better understanding of other cultures.
In fact, reading for pleasure is more likely to determine whether a child does well at school than their social or economic background.
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