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Year 7 English Curriculum

  Topic Further details about the topic
Autumn Term
1 Introduction to the Novel: Animal Farm by George Orwell OR The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

Students will engage with a novel at the start of the year to promote a ‘love of reading’ culture at King’s.
Students will develop analytical skills to effectively respond to challenging novels.

2 Introduction to Non-Fiction Writing Students will engage with and respond to a range of non-fiction texts.
Spring Term
1 Introduction to Poetry

Students will engage with a wide range of different poems.
Students will develop analytical skills to effectively respond to challenging poems.

2

Introduction to Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

OR

Introduction to Modern Drama

Students will engage with and respond to a Shakespearean tragedy.
Students will develop analytical skills to effectively respond to challenging Shakespearean and modern drama.

Summer Term
1

Introduction to Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

OR

Introduction to Modern Drama

Students will engage with and respond to a Shakespearean tragedy.
Students will develop analytical skills to effectively respond to challenging Shakespearean and modern drama.

2 A History of English Literature

Students will engage with a wide range of different literary texts from different periods.

Assessment

Apart from the initial writing exercise to establish realistic writing levels, boys will be assessed each term on reading (which includes a vocabulary and grammar element) and writing. There is also a separate grammar test which is sent home to be pre-prepared. For the reading tests we have selected passages that we hope will engage the students’ interest to such an extent that they will wish to read the books from which they are taken.

  Topic Type of Assessment
CAT 1 Initial Writing Test Written test
CAT 2

Reading
Writing
Grammar

End of Year Exam

Main Resources

Resource Details Term
Set texts As above All
Recommended Reading

 

Recommended reading list provided on school website, a hard copy of which was distributed at the year 6 parents’ evening.
We also recommend that you read a range of media in areas that interest you – but always be willing to try something out of your comfort zone.

All
Recommended Websites How You Can Help Your Son Succeed in Year 7 (school website)  
Equipment Writing pen, glue, scissors and highlighters.  

Enrichment opportunities

Activity or trip Day and time or term

Theatre visits, visiting authors, and attending poetry readings are dependent on what is available when.

As appropriate

Extra English Sessions are available. Please speak with your class teacher to find out details.

As appropriate

For KS3 there are reading mentors to help those who are under-confident in reading aloud.

Daily
There are opportunities to take part in public speaking and mock trials competitions  

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