The King's School Grantham

Isaac Newton's School

    Year 9 English Curriculum

    Key topics to be taught this year:

    Autumn Term

    What you will be doing might include some of the following … These are only a few examples of a rich and diverse curriculum.

     

    Skills

    1

    Catapulting forward a thousand years: your vision of the future

    Writers’ visions of the future stimulate your own ideas for a place in which a story unfolds.

    Various reading and writing skills will be addressed.

    2

    Fun with Puns, Clichés  & Metaphors

     

     

    Spring Term

     

     

     

    1

    Writing a sonnet

     

     

    2

    Story-telling/Lord of the Flies leadership contest

     

     

    Summer Term

     

     

     

    1

    A whole Shakespeare play

     

     

    2

    A whole Shakespeare play

     

     

    Assessments:

    Autumn Term

    Topic

    Common Assessment

    CAT 1

    Short writing task on an agreed topical issue to reassess after six week holiday!

    Written assessment

    Spring Term

     

     

    CAT 2

    Reading 

    Writing 

    Grammar

    Written tests with a pre-prepared grammar element

    Summer Term

     

     

    CAT 3

    GCSE style Shakespeare exam based on whichever play has been studied. This will be planned in class.

    GCSE style poetry comparison based on Ode to Autumn by John Keats and Death of a Naturalist by Seamus Heaney.

    Two exams to prepare year 9 for the closed book exams they will experience at GCSE. These examine Literature texts but the analytical skills are also relevant to GCSE Language.

    Main Resources:

    Resource

    Details 

    Term 

    Readers – you will study three books which might include some of the following.

     

    We do not use textbooks as we think that they date too quickly. We prefer to generate our own resources to suit the needs of our classes.

    Lord of the Flies William Golding

    I’m the King of the Castle Susan Hill

    To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee

    The Pearl John Steinbeck

    A selection of poetry

    Unman, Wittering and Zigo  Giles Cooper

    The Tempest or Twelfth Night Shakespeare

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    Recommended reading

    See school website

     

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    Recommended websites

    AQA

     

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