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English Language & Literature KS3

Aims:
  • To promote enthusiasm for reading and to encourage reading independently for pleasure.
  • To enable students to write with accuracy and fluency creating a coherent structure to their work.
  • To develop understanding of the English literary heritage through the study of pre=20th century texts.
  • To develop students’ reading comprehension and ability to analyse texts.
  • To develop oracy skills through speaking and listening activities including presentations, whole class discussions and debates.

 

Content:
Year 7
Year 8
  • Reading Students will study a wide range of fiction and non-fiction, including a modern novel such as ‘Millions’ or ‘Private Peaceful’, a Shakespearean play such as ‘Macbeth’, a range of poetry and non-fiction articles.
  • Reading Students will study a range of fiction and non-fiction, including a modern novel such as ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’ war poetry, a Shakespearean play and a range of non-fiction articles. Students will develop skills in analysing texts including using inference and referring to evidence in texts. They will develop understanding of language, structure and form to prepare for GCSE.
  • Writing Students will write for a range of purposes and in different forms, including writing to describe from a visual stimulus and writing to persuade. Students will re-visit essential punctuation and grammar skills and will develop skills of editing and proof-reading their work.
  • Writing Students will be taught to apply their growing knowledge of vocabulary and rhetorical devices through a range of written tasks, including writing to describe or explain and writing to argue/advise.
  • Speaking and listening Students will gain confidence through giving short speeches and presentations and taking part in debates or role plays.
  • Speaking and listening Students will be taught to use Standard English with confidence through questioning and taking part in class discussions and debates.
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