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Key Stage 3

KS3 English Schemes of Work

Year 7

In the first half-term all students undertake a transitional cross-curricular project entitled ‘Myself and My Community’, allowing students to become comfortable in their new school and to understand the links between different subjects across FBS. As the year progresses students will have the opportunity to study a range of texts and develop their confidence when reading books, poetry and plays. There are also many opportunities for creative writing and speaking and listening work.

Year 8

During this year, the English faculty endeavours to build on the skills students have acquired throughout year 7. There is a focus on texts that form part of the English Literary Heritage, including the study of a Shakespearean play, 19th century fiction and an introduction to different styles of poetry.

Year 9

In year 9 there is a clear focus on preparing students for the skills that they will need to undertake the study of English Language and English Literature GCSEs. Students develop both their writing skills and their ability to analyse a range of texts.

KS3 Map 2016-17

 

Autumn One (6 weeks)

Autumn Two (8 weeks)

Spring One (6 weeks)

Spring Two (6 weeks)

Summer One (6 weeks)

Summer Two (7 weeks)

Year 7

Transition Unit: Myself and My Community

(inc. Write the Lord Mayor’s Speech for Celebration Evening)

AP: AQA reading and writing assessment paper: Language 1. (Don’t Tell Jack)

Language AOs 1-6.

Novel: Holes or Stone Cold

AP: Explore how the author creates an interesting character / interesting characters in...

Language AOs 1-4.

Introduction to Poetry

AP: TBC.

Language AOs 1-4.

History of English

AP: AQA reading and writing assessment paper: Language 2.

Language AOs 1-6.

(Weaker classes – use more accessible materials, then use Zoo booster prior to assessment.)

Detectives

AP: Write a report on the death of the Last Duchess.

Language AO 5 and 6.

English Literary Heritage: Canterbury Tales.

AP: How does Chaucer present the Wife of Bath?

Language AOs 1-4.

Then:

Dr Faustus

 

Autumn One (6 weeks)

Autumn Two (8 weeks)

Spring One (6 weeks)

Spring Two (6 weeks)

Summer One (6 weeks)

Summer Two (7 weeks)

Year 8

Heroes

AP: Write an article explaining who your hero is and how they have influenced your life.

Language AO5 and 6.

Shakespeare: The Tempest.

AP: Essay – Tempest: ‘How is the character of Caliban presented?’

Language AOs 1-4.

BFI: An Introduction to Media and Film Studies

AP: AQA reading and writing assessment paper: Language 1.

Language AOs 1-6.

Exploring Modern Poets

AP: Explore how Scannell uses language for effect in ‘A Case of Murder’.

Language AOs 1-4.

Weeks 1-5

English Literary Heritage: Paradise Lost

AP: AQA reading and writing assessment paper: Language 2.

Language AOs 1-6.

Week 6:

Start Oliver Twist. Set Bloom’s Taxonomy homework project for half term.

Oliver Twist

AP: How is the theme of crime presented in Oliver Twist?

Language AOs 1-4.

 

Autumn One (6 weeks)

Autumn Two (8 weeks)

Spring One (6 weeks)

Spring Two (6 weeks)

Summer One (6 weeks)

Summer Two (7 weeks)

Year 9

Gothic Writing

AP: Write a short story in a gothic style. (Higher sets: write the introduction to a short story.)

Language AO5 and 6.

War Poetry

AP: Compare the presentation of war in ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ with one of the other poems you have studied.

Language AOs 1-4.

English Literary Heritage: The Woman in White

AP: How does Collins want the reader to feel towards the character of Count Fosco?

Language AOs 1-4.

Travel Writing

AP: Write about a memorable trip. (Trip scenario to be supplied by teacher.)

Language AO 5 and 6.

Exam Prep: Unseen Poetry and Reading / Writing Skills

AP: End of year exams (using AQA reading and writing assessment paper: Language 1 and Unseen Poetry paper)

Language AOs 1-6.

Then:

Send My Sister to School

English Literary Heritage: Comparing Frankenstein and Henry V

AP: Compare the ways in which power is presented in Frankenstein and Henry V.

Language AOs 1-4.

Then:

Comparing Flowers and I Used to Live Here Once.

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