Curriculum Leader: L Raven

KS3 English

Year 7Overview of Topics Covered
Autumn 1Fiction extracts and Creative Writing
Autumn 2Novel Study (Raven’s Gate)
Spring 1Prose and Poetry unit
Spring 2Non Fiction Language unit
Summer 1Genre Study (Myths and Legends)
Summer 2Introduction to Shakespeare (Heroes and Villains)
Year 8Overview of Topics Covered
Autumn 1Language exploration: Fiction extracts
Autumn 2Prose Study (The Bone Sparrow
Spring 1Shakespeare Study (Much Ado About Nothing)
Spring 2American Literature Unit
Summer 1Poetry from other culture
Summer 2Fiction/Non Fiction Unit
Year 9Overview of Topics Covered
Autumn 1Dystopian fiction extracts
Autumn 2Novel study (Lord of the Flies/Animal Farm)
Spring 1Shakespeare (Romeo and Juliet
Spring 2Non Fiction and Writing Unit
Summer 1Poetry and non-fiction Unit
Summer 2Study of a play

KS4 GCSE English – AQA

Year 10Overview of Topics Covered
Autumn 1Language Paper 1 skills 
Autumn 2A Christmas Carol 
Spring 1Fiction and Non-Fiction reading unit 
Spring 2Macbeth
Summer 1An Inspector Calls 
Summer 2Language Paper 2 skills (Persuasive writing) and speaking and listening task
Year 11Overview of Topics Covered
Autumn 1Poetry Anthology (Power and Conflict) and Paper 2 Revision
Autumn 2Mock Exams and revision of Macbeth
Spring 1Unseen Poetry/Targeted revision
Spring 2Targeted revision
Summer 1Revision all units
Summer 2Terminal exams begin