Across all pathways, year seven students are introduced to wide range of both fiction and non-fiction texts. Students will develop skills needed to progress in the area of English across the areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening and grammar and vocabulary. Students will be introduced to a range of myths and legends, as well as at least one Shakespeare play and a wide range of fiction and non-fiction texts.
Across all pathways, year eight students will further develop their skills in year seven to a higher level and will be required to engage with a wide range of both fiction and non-fiction texts. Students will explore a wide variety of non-fiction texts with a view to both analysing and producing their own texts, as well as a range of poetry and prose from across time. Students will learn about the conventions of a range of writing, and explore how these are used to create effects, as well as being able to apply them in their own writing.
To help prepare students for the new English Language and Literature GCSEs, students across all pathways will begin developing the skills needed to succeed in Key Stage Four and develop their love of literature. Students will explore a range of fiction and non-fiction texts from across time, including prose and poetry as well as developing their creative writing skills. During Year Nine, students will develop their reading, writing, speaking and listening and grammar and vocabulary schools through a range of creative and challenging approaches to prepare them for GCSE study.