English 2018-06-20T13:26:51+00:00

Transition and Induction Phase (Year 7 & 8)

Program of study

Students have 8 English lessons each fortnight. In Year 7 & 8, boys have one reading and skills lesson each week as part of their studies.

Assessment & Homework

In years 7 & 8, students will be set one piece of homework each week, which will be linked to the scheme of work being studied. Show My Homework will be used to set homework tasks including quizzes and spelling tests.

 

KS3

Subject Art & Design Year 7  
Review Review 1 Review 2 Review 3
 

 Content covered

 

Students complete a baseline test then learn about colour theory, how to present visual information and about typography design. Students then begin a drawing project looking at recording from toys and natural forms. They draw in different ways and for different purposes, including formal and analytical drawing. Students investigate narrative using their images of toys and natural forms. Storyboarding and comic strips are used to develop their ideas. They produce mixed media work based on the narrative they develop. Students are introduced to the work of illustrators and animators and asked to make connections with their own narrative focused work. Skills covered include practical and written analysis and developing a well realised final piece which includes the use of digital processes.
 

 Assessment method

 

 

Baseline test assessing making, investigating, knowledge and evaluation skills.

Colour and Typography- on going formative assessment as the task progresses. SWANS assessment when the tasks are complete.

Ongoing formative assessment as the task progresses. SWANS assessment when the tasks are complete. Ongoing formative assessment as the task progresses. SWANS assessment when the tasks are complete.
Teacher & Department responses

 

Next steps actions shared in lessons. Students act upon next steps and record the actions they took. Intervention put in place for students who need additional support. Next steps actions shared in lessons. Students act upon next steps and record the actions they took. Intervention put in place for students who need additional support. Next steps actions shared in lessons. Students act upon next steps and record the actions they took. Intervention put in place for students who need additional support.

 

Subject English Year 8  
Review Review 1 Review 2 Review 3
 

 Content covered

A range of Gothic poetry and fiction – both modern and pre-1900 will be studied in class as well as “Macbeth” by William Shakespeare. “The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas” will be studied as a class reader. Reading and writing on the theme of “Poetry and Protest” and “The Titanic” will be studied in class.
 

 Assessment method

A 1 hour test will assess reading and writing.

 

The reading assessment will test comprehension (explicit and implicit), analysis of a writer’s craft and a comparison of how writers show their different views and opinions.

 

The writing assessment will test narrative or descriptive writing.

A 1 hour test will assess reading and writing.

 

The reading assessment will test comprehension and understanding of implicit and explicit information, analysis of the writer’s craft and evaluation of a writer’s methods.

 

Writing: 1 creative writing task will be chosen from a choice of 2.

A 1 hour test will assess reading and writing.

 

The reading assessment will test comprehension, analysis of the writer’s craft and how writers convey different views and opinions.

 

 

The writing task will be based on non-fiction writing to inform.

Teacher & Department responses

 

SWANS feedback sheet / NSA lesson

Teacher identifies student weaknesses and provides in class support.

 

SWANS feedback sheet / NSA lesson

Significant lack of progress triggers dept. support plan for student.

 

SWANS feedback sheet / NSA lesson

Significant lack of progress triggers dept. support plan for student into Y9.

 

 

KS4

Subject English Year 9  
Review Review 1 Review 2 Review 3
 

 Content covered

Language – a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts and extracts based around the theme of “All in the Mind”.

Literature – Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck.

Language – a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts and extracts based around the theme of “Science and Technology”.

Literature – An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley (examination set text).

Language – a range of fiction and non-fiction texts and extracts based around the theme of “World in Action”.

Literature – poems from the “Power and Conflict” section of the AQA Anthology and unseen poems will be analysed.

 

 Assessment method

A 1 hour and 45 minute test for English Language and a 45 minute test for English Literature.

Language: questions in the style of GCSE English Language Paper 1 (fiction) will test reading and writing skills.

Literature: one question will assess comprehension and analysis of an extract from “Of Mice and Men”.

A 1 hour and 45 minute test for English Language and a 45 minute test for English Literature.

Language: questions in the style of GCSE English Language Paper 2 (non-fiction) will test reading and writing skills.

Literature: one question (from a choice of 2) will require an analysis of An Inspector Calls. Questions will be based on a character or a theme from the play.

A 1 hour and 45 minute test for English Language and a 45 minute test for English Literature.

Language: questions in the style of GCSE English Language Paper 1 (fiction) will test reading and writing skills.

Literature: one question will assess how students can compare how writers uses language and structure in two poems.

Teacher & Department responses

 

SWANS feedback sheet / NSA lesson

Teacher identifies student weaknesses and provides in class support.

 

SWANS feedback sheet / NSA lesson

Significant lack of progress triggers dept. support plan for student.

 

SWANS feedback sheet / NSA lesson

Significant lack of progress triggers dept. support plan for student into Y10.

 

 

GCSE English Language information can be found Here

GCSE English Literature information can be found Here

A Level English Language information can be found Here

A Level English Literature information can be found Here

Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma in Media information can be found Here

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