English

Units of Study

Year 7

Narrative writing with Roald Dahl extracts – a focus on crafting and structuring a fully developed humorous narrative

‘Wonder’ by R. J. Palacio – preparing students for English Language questions on fiction writing

Non-fiction reading through ‘Boy’ by Roald Dahl – preparing students for English Language questions on non-fiction writing

Non-fiction writing – writing articles, reports, letters and reviews to explain and inform.

‘Private Peaceful’ by Michael Morpurgo – studying the novel in depth and working on extract questions from the novel

Poetry and Place – studying a variety of poems about different places around the world

Year 8

Narrative and autobiographical writing – a focus on crafting and structuring a fully developed narrative

The play ‘Dracula’ by David Calcutt – studying the play in depth and working on extract questions from the play

‘Romeo and Juliet’ by William Shakespeare – a study of the full play with a focus on language, structure and themes

‘Stone Cold’ by Robert Cormier – preparing students for English Language questions on fiction writing

Non-fiction reading through ‘I Am Malala’ – preparing students for English Language questions on non-fiction writing

Non-fiction writing - writing articles, letters, speeches and reviews to persuade, argue and advise. 

Enrichment Opportunities

Year 7 and 8 Reading Picnics

Shakespeare Week activities including competitions, quizzes and our annual Shakespeare film night

Creative writing workshops