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Year 7
Term 1 – Talk to me!

  • Podcast: A year 7’s view of PCLA
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Zlata's Diary or Skellig
  • Postcard to Year 6 pupils at primary school

Term 2 – Poetry, please!

  • Slam Jam performance of own narrative poem/ballad
  • Ballads
  • Create an extended narrative poem/ballad

Term 3 – It’s a mystery

  • Cluedo group investigation and discussion
  • The Red Room
  • Mystery short story/opening chapter

Term 4 – Millions/Cosmic

  • Group persuasive pitch
  • Review of a chapter or key scene from novel
  • Persuasive leaflet

Term 5 – Myths and legends

  • The God Factor
  • Comparing myths
  • Re-telling a myth from another point of view

Term 6 – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

  • Performance of the wall scene
  • Compare the wall scene with scene from another Shakespeare comedy
  • Magazine articles.

Year 8

Term 1 – Dilemma

  • Individual presentation of a courtroom speech based on a dilemma
  • iGCSE style questions on a non-fiction text/article about a dilemma
  • Lawyer’s speech for or against based on a dilemma



Term 2 – Modern drama/Slam Jam Monologue

  • Slam Jam Monologue based on Modern Drama text
  • Modern Drama
  • Written monologue based on modern drama

Term 3 – The Victorians

  • Discussion of two key scenes from Dickens’ texts.
  • Comparison of key scenes from two Dickens’ texts.
  • Newspaper report about a key event from a Dickens’ text

Term 4 – War and the Holocaust

  • Discussion of first pages of a selection of war novels
  • Once and Then – Character analysis – How does the character change/develop?
  • War Poetry

Term 5 – Alter egos

  • Skills for writing book – Unit 1
  • Skills for writing book – Unit 1
  • Skills for writing book – Unit 1

Term 6 – Macbeth

  • Performance of a key scene
  • The New Play
  • Write a story about a horoscope that comes true


Year 9


Term 1 – Self-image

  • Group discussion about body image
  • Compare views about body images from two sources
  • Argumentative magazine article


Term 2 – Slam Jam Storytelling

  • Slam Jam performance – storytelling about yourself or another person
  • Poetry – Larking/Heaney/Norman McCraig
  • Personal writing

Term 3 - Dystopia

  • Caesar Flickerman tribute interviews
  • Comparison of a key scene from The Hunger Games and the film
  • Description of a dystopian world

Term 4 – Travel Writing

  • Groups talk – informative discussion about a holiday destination
  • Analysis of how travel brochures or travel writing extracts convey information (e.g. Bill Bryson, Michael Palin)
  • Write an informative article for a travel brochure or a piece of travel writing

Term 5 – Romeo and Juliet

  • Role play based on an issue from the play
  • Compare the use of language in a key scene with a sonnet
  • Write a narrative based around an issue from Romeo and Juliet

Term 6 – GCSE Taster

  • Individual talk and discussion
  • Analyse the writer’s use of setting in a key scene from Of Mice and Men
  • Directed Writing – Nov 2011 Home-school question


Key Stage 4

Course Title:  English Language
Qualification:  GCSE
Awarding Body:  CIE
Description of Course:

GCSE English Language will allow you to demonstrate the use of English in real life, investigate how language is used and draw on your own experience.

English Literature


Course Title: English Literature
Qualification: GCSE
Awarding Body: AQA

Description of Course:

AQA GCSE English Literature offers every student the opportunity to study classic literature and some contemporary novels, plays and poetry too.



Key Stage 5

Course Title: English Language and Literature
Qualification: AS/A2
Awarding Body: Edexcel
Examination – 60 %                           Coursework – 40%
Pre-requisite Recommendations:

  • At least a grade C for iGCSE First Language English and a grade C for AQA English Literature
  • An interest in language and how it works
  • An interest in people and how they communicate with each other
  • The ability to write in original and entertaining ways for readers and listeners
  • An enjoyment of reading- everything from novels and stories to soap scripts and websites
  • An enquiring mind that likes to find patterns in things






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