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ENGLISH

Overview

The KS3 Learning Map (shown under Course Content) has been designed to embed the full range of GCSE skills at KS3, as well as promote a passion and love for English Language and Literature. Ultimately, we aim for students to speak, read and write with enthusiasm and confidence whilst ensuring they are fully prepared for the challenges of GCSE.

If you have any questions, please email the Head of Department – Kevin King (kking@wigstonmat.org)

Course Content

Year 7

AUTUMN TERM

A prose novel & Literacy Skills

SPRING TERM

Introduction to Shakespeare, ‘A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream’ & Literacy Skills

SUMMER TERM

Narrative writing & ‘Spy’ genre; Introduction to poetry

Year 8

AUTUMN TERM

An introduction to Dickens and the prose novel ‘Great Expectations’ & Literacy Skills

SPRING TERM

‘The Tempest’ by William Shakespeare, Love and Relationships Poetry & Literacy Skills

SUMMER TERM

Narrative writing: Supernatural / Gothic  & Transnational / functional writing

Year 9

AUTUMN TERM

‘Of Mice and Men’ by John Steinbeck, Sexism/Speech writing & Literacy Skills

SPRING TERM

‘Macbeth’ by William Shakespeare, Power and Conflict Poetry & Literacy Skills

SUMMER TERM

Pre-20th Century short stories & writing speeches: ‘Trapped’ non-fiction reading & writing

Presentations at 6pm and 7pm