Telephone: 020 3195 5444

KS3 Curriculum Guide - Year 7 English
Term 1Fairytales   
Reading: Fairytales Students will look at a variety of extracts from fairy tales and closely analyse the writers' use of language and its effect on the reader. To develop and nurture their English Literature skills, students will be working with their English teachers ohow to build key on their key skills. Pupils will be identifying, inferring, deducing and explaining. They will be taught to write in clear PEE (Point/ Evidence/ Explanation) paragraphs, selecting suitable quotations from the text as supporting evidence to demonstrate their understanding of the textual content they have read. This would help build their confidence and competence in preparation for the reading assessment. Writing: Imaginative writing Students will practice creative writing skills and understand how to effectively employ a range of stylistic devices in their own writing. They will have a strong focus on their use of SPAG.
Assessment: 1. Reading: Extracts from fairy tales looking closely at use of language and its effect on the reader. 2. Writing: Imaginative writing - Using language form and structure to write their own fairy tales. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2Reading a fiction text - Literature (Skellig by David Almond)   
Pupils will read the fiction book 'Skellig' by David Almond to build on their basic English Literature Skills. They will practise reading and comprehension of a text, analysing the writer’s use of Language and Structure. The key focus here will be on understanding plot, character and themes from the book. Pupils will be taught to write in clear PEE (Point/ Evidence/ Explanation) paragraphs, selecting suitable quotations from the book as supporting evidence to demonstrate their understanding of textual content. This would help build their confidence in preparation for the End-of-term Literature assessment.
Assessment: 1. Literature: Write a response to an unseen question based on a particular chapter. Pupils will have to use the PEE framework in their writing. Focus on: Character, inference, language, etc. 2. Imaginative Writing: Writing about a character within the novel. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3Shakespeare: Midsummer Night’s Dream
Pupils will read sections of William Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ to build on their basic English Literature Skills. They will practise reading and comprehension of a Shakespeare text, analysing the writer’s use of Language and Structure. The key focus here will be on understanding plot, character and themes from the play. However, pupils will also explore aspects of the social and historical factors underlying the play, such as pre-Shakepearean entertainment, Shakespeare's Globe theatre; visiting the theatre in Elizabethan times and the beliefs, traditions and values of the period which would have shaped the ways in which Shakespeare's audiences received his plays. Pupils will be taught to write in clear PEE (Point/ Evidence/ Explanation) paragraphs, selecting suitable quotations from the play as supporting evidence to demonstrate their understanding of textual content. This would help build their confidence in preparation for the End-of-term Literature assessment.
Assessment: Literature: Analytic written response to the whole play. (20 marks)Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4Non-fiction: Exam Preparation   
Students will work with their teachers on annotating a range of fiction and non-fiction extracts, for key ideas that the writer includes to successfully develop a theme, mood or argument. Also, pupils will develop understanding of how to write non-fiction text types such as letters, speeches, articles, reviews, travel writing. Throughout this unit students will also develop their PEE analysis skills, developing their confidence in explaining the effect of key quotations
Assessment: 1. Non-fiction: Exam Preparation. Modelled on Edexcel’s paper 2 non-fiction paper. Question on unseen text. 2. Transactional writing – To produce a newspaper article, paying close attention to structure and use of language. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5Introduction to Poetry  
Pupils will study a range of poems linked by the theme of identity. Pupils will develop key annotation skills that will support their further study of anthology poetry at GCSE. Students will then learn how to make links between poems and compare the ways that writer's have presented key ideas and emotions in explorative paragraphs. To complement this, students will further develop their comparison skills by practising exam questions in preparation for their end of year exam.
Assessment: End of year exam based on paper 1 of the Edexcel English GCSE paper; section A reading comprehension - fiction texts comprehension; section B – imaginative writing.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 6Modern Drama: Frankenstein   
Reading: Modern Drama: Frankenstein - reading Focus on understanding: -context -Language -Setting -Characterisation -Relevant terminology How does the writer present a specific theme? Writing: Transactional Letter SPAG: Standard English: looking at formal and informal registers. Advanced punctuation: speech marks; semi-colons and colons -Different types of sentences.
Assessment: End of year exam based on Paper 2 of the GCSE English exam; section A – reading comprehension - non-fiction texts; section B – transactional writing.Key Words and Terms
 

Login