Year 7 - The Story of English
The Story of English delves into the history of stories, starting with the oldest tale in the English language – Beowulf – and covering the topics below:
Narrative Fiction – An exploration of what makes a story from the earliest oral traditions right to the modern day.
A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens’ classic Victorian ghost story set on Christmas eve…
Heroes and Villains – A look at heroes and villains in both fiction and non-fiction, from old myths to modern newspapers.
Narrative poetry – year seven will learn about British poets have used their form to tell stories.
A Monster Calls – Patrick Ness’ Carnegie Medal winning novel about a young boy who is visited late at night by a monster.
Shakespeare – A journey through some of Shakespeare’s most famous stories including comedies, histories and tragedies.
Did you know…
There are only four words in the English language that end with -dous. The first one is TREMENDOUS, can you think of the other three?
Year 8 – The Power of English
The Power of English builds upon students’ knowledge of English including the way in which our language is used to persuade, influence and provoke - covering the topics below:
Up for Debate! – Pupils learn the rules and skills of formal debate competitions and how to apply them to the real world.
Animal Farm – George Orwell’s vivid tale of a group of animals who overthrow a tyrannical farmer, Mr Jones…
Powerful Poetry – An exploration of how poets use language to provoke the strongest emotions.
Powerful Voices – An introduction to the art of persuasive rhetoric examining some of the most famous persuasive speeches.
Romeo and Juliet – Shakespeare’s classic tale of love gone wrong…
Year 9 – The World of English
Students complete their Key Stage Three journey with a tour of significant and acclaimed world literature including the topics below:
Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck’s story of an unusual friendship set in the 1930s Dust Bowl of America.
Gothic Horror – A series of the creepiest stories from the gothic genre.
People and Perspectives – An exploration of travel writing from around the world
War Poetry – Pupils will delve into the poetry influenced by war in the 19th and 20th centuries
Shakespearian Speeches – The most famous speeches from Shakespeare’s most incredible stories.