English KS3

 

Year 7 - 'Youth'

The texts chosen in year 7 are linked by the theme of ‘youth’. We begin the year with the play script of ‘The Curious incident of the dog in the night time’ moving on to the classic novel of ‘Oliver Twist’. The spring term begins with the study of ‘Telling Tales’, a collection of short stories, this is followed by a selection of poetry from other cultures and traditions. We begin the Summer term with Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ before finishing with a language unit looking at different non-fiction texts and students developing their own writing.

Year 8 - 'Morality'

Continuing the learning journey into year 8, we build on skills introduced in year 7 with texts linked by the theme of ‘morality’. We begin with the modern play script of ‘The terrible fate of Humpty Dumpty’, followed by the classic literary text of ‘A Christmas Carol’. In the spring term, we move to studying the novel ‘Animal Farm’ followed by a collection of poems from other cultures and traditions, different to those studied in year 7. Students will then study Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ before ending the year with a language unit looking at non-fiction texts and further developing their own writing.

Year 9 - 'Human Behaviour'

The final year of KS3 study, follows the same pattern as year 7 and 8. In year 9, we strengthen and secure the knowledge and skills students have been taught since year 7. This prepares students for their GCSE study next year. We start the year with the popular modern play ‘Blood Brothers’, before then moving on to the study of the 19th century text 'The adventures of Sherlock Holmes'. We begin the Spring term with the study of the novel ‘Lord of the flies’ followed by half a term studying a collection of poetry from Duffy and Armitage. The chosen Shakespeare play is ‘Much ado about nothing’, ending the KS3 journey with studying a language unit with texts related to the same theme that links the texts they have studied all year. Students further develop their own writing, as well as speaking and listening tasks, building up their confidence with the subject before the demands of GCSE study begins.

 

  Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6

Year 7
‘Youth’

Modern Play

Our Day Uut

19th Century Novel

Oliver Twist

Modern Text Prose

Telling tales:

My Polish Teachers’ Tie

Family Supper

Poetry

Poetry from other cultures

Shakespeare play

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Language

Texts and activities based on ‘Youth’

Year 8
‘Morality’

Modern Play

Our Day Out

19th Century Novel

A Christmas Carol
 

Modern Text Prose

Animal Farm

Poetry

Poetry from other cultures

Shakespeare play

Much Ado about Nothing

Language

Texts and activities based on ‘ Morality’

Year 9
‘Human Nature’

Modern Play

Blood Brothers

19th Century Novel

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Modern Text Prose

Lord of the Flies

Poetry

Duffy & Armitage Poetry

Shakespeare play

Macbeth

Language

Texts and activities based on ‘Crime and human nature’