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Curriculum - English

Key Stage 3

The English Curriculum at Hednesford Valley High uses the Key Stage 3 subject content from the 2014 National Curriculum to inform the programme of study.

Teachers use the Primary English Curriculum, including the spelling and grammar appendices, to meet individual needs.  This includes using the Reading (Word Reading and Comprehension) and Writing (transcript and composition).

English is taught both as a discrete subject and across the curriculum.

Programme of Study - Year 7 English

 

Reading

Writing

S & L (Speaking & Listening)

S P A G (Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar)

Autumn

 

Personal Reading: Cliff-hanger Jacqueline Wilson:

Background of author; Extract basic details; Learning new vocabulary; Making inferences; Understanding of character and plot.

Letter writing; Planning a holiday; Comprehension; Character study; Sequencing; Sentence building.

Non-Fiction: Holiday brochure; Introduce making – point.

Book discussions; Mini presentation of letters.

Handwriting; Vowels; Consonants; Full stops; Capital letters.

Spring

Personal Reading: The Twits- Roald Dahl:

Background of author; Extract basic details; Learning new vocabulary; Making inferences; Understanding of character and plot; Descriptive language and vocabulary choice.

Descriptive writing- describing characters; Creative writing - creating own characters.

Non-fiction: Fact files (Biographies) - Roald Dahl, facts and opinions; Introduce making a point.

Book discussions; Role Play - play scripts; Social conversation (standard English).

Handwriting; Vowels; Consonants; Full stops; Capital letters; Noun and adjectives.

Summer

Personal Reading: Macbeth – William Shakespeare:

Background of author; Extract basic details; Shakespeare language; Historical facts; Performance.

Shakespeare facts/plays; Cartoon strip; Writing spells; Draw and describe Witches; Write a play scene. 

Non-Fiction: Layout of recipes; Introduce making a point.

Book discussions; Mini presentation of letters.  Drama: Rehearsing & performing, intonation and mood.

Handwriting; Vowels; Consonants; Full stops; Capital letters; Proper nouns and Pronouns.

Programme of Study - Year 8 English

 

Reading

Writing

S & L (Speaking & Listening)

S P A G (Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar)

Autumn      

 

Personal Reading: Private Peaceful – Michael Morpurgo:

Background of author; Extract basic details; Learning new vocabulary; Making inferences; Understanding of character and plot; Make comparisons; Character study and effects.

Research author; Comprehension; Character study; Sequencing; Sentence building.

Non-Fiction: WW1 research, letters from the trenches.

Class discussion: Expressing ideas and keeping to point.

Connectives; Punctuation (commas, question marks, exclamation marks)

Spring

Personal Reading: Skellig- David Almond:

Background of author; Extract basic details; Learning new vocabulary; Making inferences; Understanding of character and plot; Context of writing; Critical reading.

Writing a in a particular genre (horror). Comprehension, Sequencing, Extending vocabulary

Non-Fiction: Extracts from different gothic novels.

Class discussion: Expressing ideas and keeping to the point.

Connectives; Punctuation (commas, question marks, exclamation marks);

Setting out of speech paragraphs.

Summer

Personal Reading: A Midsummers Nights Dreams- William Shakespeare:

Background of author; Extract basic details; Learning new vocabulary; Making inferences; Understanding of character and plot; Context of writing; Critical reading.

Acting – various scenes. Comprehension; Sequencing and Extending Vocabulary

Non-Fiction: Autobiographies; Introduce making a point with evidence.

Class discussions: Expressing ideas and keeping to the point; Listening and responding to different points of view (s).

Connectives; Punctuation (commas, question marks, exclamation marks); Vocabulary.

 Programme of Study - Year 9 English

 

Reading

Writing

S & L (Speaking & Listening)

S P A G (Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar)

Autumn

 

Personal Reading Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens; 

A background of author, Historical facts, Comparisons, Audience and purpose

Study author, Facts about Victorian life, Comparisons with life today, Character descriptions, Write a play scene, 

Non-Fiction: Charles Dickens, Victorian Life, Introduce making a point with evidence and explanation (PEE)

Play performance - using role play, rehearsing, improvising.

Comparisons, Presentational features (keep as a 5 min filler)

Spring

Personal Reading: Romeo & Juliet – William Shakespeare;

(arguments), Background of author, Study setting and plot Character studies.

Study author, character analysis, persuasion write a speech, Emotive words, Film review or newspaper.

Non-Fiction:

Shakespeare, Tudor plays - Globe, Introduce making a point with evidence and explanation (PEE)

Play performance - using role play, rehearsing, improvising.

Making a speech.

Comparisons, Presentational features

Past tense, vary sentence beginnings.

Summer

Personal Reading: Holes – Louis Sachar

Background of author, extract basic details, character studies, making inferences.

Character study, recounts, informal letters.

Non-fiction:

Facts about Lizards (Non-chronological reports), Introduce making a point. with evidence and explanation (PEE)

Classroom discussions, Persuasive language.

Comparisons, Presentational features.

Connotations (what's the significance of words / images)

Key Stage 4

Students study a variety of accredited courses including:

MLD learners:

iGCSE

Course: Pearson iGCSE English Language

Exam Structure: Students will sit one exam.

Paper 1: English Language B (Examination)

Paper 1 External Assessment (3 hours) 100% of total marks.

Section A Short and long answer questions on 2 unseen non-fiction texts.

Section B Directed writing – based 1 task on ideas presented in Section A texts with a specified audience, form or purpose.

Section C 1 writing task from a choice of 3 – discursive, narrative and descriptive.

Optional Spoken Language Endorsement  

A recorded presentation (10 mins. max) to a teacher or wider audience that includes the teacher (such as a speech or talk or formal debate or dialogue) plus response to questions or prompts.

Assessment objectives for English Language Spec B IGCSE (Pearson)

READING:

AO1 Read and understand a variety of texts, selecting and interpreting information, ideas and perspectives.

AO2 Understand and analyse how writers use linguistic and structural devices to achieve their effects.

AO3 Explore links and connections between writers’ ideas and perspectives, as well as how these are conveyed. 

WRITING:

AO4 Communicate effectively and imaginatively, adapting form, tone and register of writing for specific purposes and audiences.

AO5 Write clearly, using a range of vocabulary and sentence structures, with appropriate paragraphing and accurate spelling, grammar and punctuation.

SPOKEN LANGUAGE:

AO6* Speaking and listening skills:

 

OCR Entry Level Certificate (ELC) Entry Levels 1, 2 & 3

This ELC enables the learners to;

At the end of the course the learners have to complete two reading tasks (40% of marks), two writing tasks (40% of marks) and one speaking and listening task (20% of marks)

 

OCR Functional Skills Levels 1 & 2

 

SLD:

OCR Life and Living Skills: