Key Stage 3

Skills required for Key Stage Four examinations are developed from Year 7 onwards; the links to these are shown.

Year 7

Term Language / Literature Form & length Content Link to KS4 AO
Autumn Literature

Poetry

(7.5 wks)

Heritage Poetry – learning how to read poetry and identify key poetic techniques Lit – A01, AO2, AO3
Autumn Language Creative Writing and writing to inform (7 wks) In Search of Adventure – exploring the theme of adventure through a variety of text types

Lang – AO1, AO3, AO4, A05, A06

Lit – AO2

Spring Literature

Novel (7 wks)

 

Dystopian Fiction

Hunger Games

Divergent

Maggot Moon

 

War Fiction

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Private Peaceful

War Horse

Lang – AO2, AO4, AO5, AO7, AO8, AO9

Lit –

Spring Language Non-fiction writing (6 wks) Traveller’s Tales – an introduction to travel writing and crafting language for effect / audience Lang- A01, AO2, AO3, AO5.
Summer

Language

Speaking &

Listening

Media and News Presenting (5 wks) Making the News – pupils become news reporters and create their own news report

Lang- AO1, AO2, AO4, AO5, AO6.

Lit- AO1, AO2, AO3, AO4

Summer Literature

Drama (6 wks)

 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream / The Tempest

 

Link to a poem:

Sonnet 29 Elizabeth Barratt-Browning

 

Lit- AO1, AO2, A03

 

Year 8

Term Language / Literature Form & length Content Link to KS4 AO
Autumn Literature

Poetry

(7.5 wks)

Poetry from Other Cultures OR Heritage Poetry – includes war poetry Lit – A01, AO2, AO3
Autumn Language Creative Writing (7 wks) It’s a Mystery – exploring the theme of mystery through non-fiction and fiction.

Lang – AO1, AO3, AO4, A05, A06

Lit – AO2

Spring

Language

Speaking & Listening

Speech (5 wks) Campaign for a cause – Write an informative or persuasive piece of campaign material – a report, press release or written speech – to persuade an entrepreneur to make a £5,000 donation to a chosen charity. Lang – AO2, AO4, AO5, AO7, AO8, AO9
Spring Literature Drama based PQE (6 wks)

Exploring plays

Frankenstein/Dracula/Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

Lang- AO1, AO2, AO3, AO4

Lit- AO1, AO2, A03

Summer Literature

Novel (7 wks)

(Diary entry)

Pushing the boundaries – exploring thought-provoking texts

Noughts & Crosses

The Weight of Water

The Bunker Diaries

Trash

 

Lang- AO1, AO2, AO3, AO4, AO5, AO6

Lit- AO1, AO2, A03, AO4

Summer Language Drama (6 wks) Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing / The Merchant of Venice

Lang- AO1, AO2, AO3, AO4

Lit- AO1, AO2, A03

 

Year 9

Term Language / Literature Form & length Content Link to KS4 AO
Autumn Literature

Poetry

(7.5 wks)

Preparation for unseen poetry and building key GCSE skills Lit – A01, AO2, AO3, AO4
Autumn Language Gothic Writing (7 wks) Exploring the Gothic – pre-twentieth century short stories

Lang- AO1, AO2, AO3, AO4, AO5, AO6

Lit- AO1, AO2, A03, AO4

Spring

Language

Speaking &

Listening

Non-fiction unit (5 wks) Motivational Speeches – examining a range of influential speeches Lang – AO2, AO4, AO5, AO7, AO8, AO9
Spring Literature Extract study (6 wks) AQA KS3 Literary Heritage preparation – the study of various extracts to develop key GCSE skills

Lang- AO1, AO2, AO3, AO4, AO5, AO6

Lit- AO1, AO2, A03, AO4

Summer Language Classic Novel (7 wks)

American Literature

The Great Gatsby

Of Mice and Men

To kill a Mocking Bird

Lang- AO1, AO2, AO3, AO4, AO5, AO6

Lit- AO1, AO2, A03, AO4

Summer Literature Drama (6 wks) Shakespeare’s Othello/ Romeo and Juliet/ Hamlet

Lang- AO1, AO2, AO3, AO4

Lit- AO1, AO2, A03

 

Key Stage 4

English Language

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