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Head of Department: Ms Susan Harewood & Mr James Knight

Key Stage 3 Coordinator: Ms Amy Higgins

Key Stage 5 Coordinator: Mr David Corbishley

Key Stage 3 (Yr 7-9)

Year 7:
Fractured Fairytales, Boy by Roald Dahl, Welcome to the Newsroom, Stories of War (Boy in the Striped Pyjamas or John Boyne or Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo), Introduction to Poetry, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Year 8:
Our Day Out, YA Fiction (Wonder by R.J. Palacio or The Other Side of Truth by Beverley Naidoo), Inspiring Speeches, The Ruby in the Smoke, Gothic Tales, Macbeth

Year 9: 
Writing for Change, Of Mice and Men, The Short Story, Henry V and World War One Poetry, Troubled Societies Fiction (Lord of the Flies/The Hunger Games)

Key Stage 4 (Yr 10-11)

Year 10:
An Inspector Calls, Power and Conflict Poetry, Language paper 2, Romeo and Juliet

Year 11: 
Victorian Novel (‘Jekyll and Hyde’ or’ A Christmas Carol’) Language paper 1, Revision of all units

Key Stage 5 (yr 12-13)

Year 12:
LITERATURE: Tragedy: A Streetcar Named Desire; Romantic Poetry; Science and Society: Never Let Me Go, Frankenstein

LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE: A Streetcar Named Desire, Othello, The Great Gatsby, Creative Writing, Non-fiction

Year 13:
LITERATURE: King Lear, Modern Poetry, Critical Essays and Theories

LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE: The Individual and Society, Unseen non-fiction extract, Creative Writing

Independent Learning Resources

Key Stage 3

  • The BBC Bitesize KS3 English website contains tips and quizzes for reading and writing skills.
  • Students can complete activities from any of the CGP KS3 English books in the library (titles include KS3 English, Essential Terms, Spelling Punctuation and Grammar and The Study Guide)
  • Students should read for pleasure for 30 minutes each evening, regularly changing their book in the library. It would be particularly beneficial for students to read a book by the same author or in the same genre as the one which they are studying in lessons; students should ask their class teacher for guidance on this.
  • Students should take an Accelerated Reader quiz once they have completed each independent reading book. These normally need to be completed at school in the library or VLE outside of lesson times.

Key Stage 4

AQA in English Literature and AQA in English Language

  • Revision guides published variously by: CGP; York Notes; Collins; OUP; Pearson Education; and Letts are available in the library for our AQA GCSE English Literature texts: An Inspector Calls; Romeo and Juliet; Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde (Sets 1a and 1b only); A Christmas Carol; and the AQA Power & Conflict poetry anthology.
  • There are also workbooks and revision guides for the AQA GCSE English Language papers.
  • Students should improve their knowledge of the Literature texts by taking tests on the PiXLit App
  • The BBC Bitesize AQA Literature website has very clear resources for most of the texts we study.
  • The SparkNotes website has more extensive commentary on all texts except the poetry Students should read for pleasure for 30 minutes each evening, regularly changing their book in the library. It would be particularly beneficial for students to read a book by the same author or in the same genre as the one which they are studying in lessons; students should ask their class teacher for guidance on this