Key Stage 3
Key Stage 4
Year 7 What will my child learn in English this year? During Y7 students will work on a variety of units which will develop their reading, writing and spoken communication skills. Some of the units covered are: Travel Writing; An Introduction to Shakespeare; Analysis of the novel Wonder. What type of homework will be set? Different homework tasks will be set throughout the year. Some of these tasks will be preparatory homework tasks, whereas, others will be focused on revising and consolidating learning that has already taken place. How will my child be assessed in this year? At the end of every unit (every half-term) students will be assessed. Assessments take place in lesson under formal, assessment conditions. Year 8 In year 8, students continue to study aspects of English Literature and English Language which will prepare them for the demands of the subjects later on in their school life. Some of the units covered during this year are: War Poetry; Analysis of non-fiction texts; Analysis of the novel Stormbreaker. What type of homework will be set? Different homework tasks will be set throughout the year. Some of these tasks will be preparatory homework tasks, whereas, others will be focused on revising and consolidating learning that has already taken place. How will my child be assessed in this year? At the end of every unit (every half-term) students will be assessed. Assessments take place in lesson under formal, assessment conditions.
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Year 9 What will I learn? Year 9 is designed to be a "bridging" year which will further prepare for you the type of texts, tasks and assessments that you will encounter during Y10 and Y11. During this year you will begin to explore texts and tasks which are designed to challenge you and, therefore, prepare you for the requirements of English Language and Literature at GCSE. How will I be assessed? You will be assessed at the end of every unit. Assessments will mirror the types of assessments you will encounter in your GCSE examinations and assessments will be carried out in formal, assessment conditions. Year 10 What will I learn? During Year 10 you will study texts and tasks that will feature in the examinations that you will sit at the end of Year 11. Throughout the year you will study units from English Language (e.g. writing in descriptive or narrative style) and English Literature (e.g. Shakespeare). How will I be assessed? At the end of every unit you will sit an exam style response. The assessments will replicate the type of assessments you will encounter at the end of Year 11. At the end of Year 10 there will also be mock examinations that take place. Year 11 What will I learn? During Year 11 you will continue to study towards your GCSEs in English Language and English Literature. Each unit of work is specifically designed to ensure that you have knowledge of the content and the ability to use the required skills to succeed. How will I be assessed? As the end of each unit of work you will sit a formal assessment. Alongside this there will be different points in the year where you will sit mock examinations so that we are able to assess your strengths and areas that you need to work on. Ultimately, you will be assessed at the end of the academic year through two English Literature GCSE examinations and two English Language GCSE examinations. These examinations are externally assessed and make up 100% of your GCSE grades. What could I move onto? GCSEs in English Literature and/or English Language are required by most post 16 academic and vocational courses. Ideally, we'd like you to have enjoyed your English studies so much that you choose to study either Language or Literature at A Level.
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Lightcliffe Academy, Stoney Lane, Lightcliffe, Halifax, HX3 8TL Tel: 01422 201028 Fax: 01422 204615 contactus@lightcliffeacademy.co.uk Abbey Multi Academy Trust, c/o Chapter House, Abbey Grange Church of England Academy, Butcher Hill, Leeds, LS16 5EA Tel: 0113 257877 enquiries@abbeytrust.org
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