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Curriculum Mapping in the Department of English
           Year 7:                                Year 8                                 Year 9                                Year 10                               Year 11
Where do I belong?                   Into the Unknown                       Fighting for Freedom                     GCSE Study                           GCSE Study

Our year seven curriculum            Having settled into their study of     Our final year of KS3 study sees our     Our KS4 curriculum has been          As the students enter their final
provision is shaped around the       English in year seven with units       year nines apply everything that         mapped to develop the skills         year, our curriculum builds to
question of where students           that encourage the exploration of      they’ve learned up until now to          that were so integral to our KS3     the most challenging and
belong. Students study literature    the familiar, we subvert our studies   explore units that touch on some of      curriculum provision. Eduqas         rewarding aspect. We study our
that allows them to discover         in the second year to allow            the biggest conflicts and struggles      English Literature and Eduqas        final core text for literature,
who they are, learn about other      students to realise the true power     from the 19th, 20th, and 21st            English Language are taught          whilst continually revisiting and
cultures to establish that they      of literature and language as forms    centuries. We believe that our           concurrently in each term in         revising the core content from
are not alone, and learn more        of escapism. We study texts and        students are developing the              their own discrete units so that     the year before. We trust that
about the way language shapes        concepts that bring students out of    maturity to discuss big issues that      students have four language and      the analytical skills that students
the world around them. We            their comfort zones and allow          are still incredibly pertinent to life   four literature lessons per          have developed since year seven
appreciate that beginning            them to re-evaluate the way in         today and we intend to use the           fortnight. The units and the         will mean that they can
secondary school is a                which they perceive the world          prism of great literature and            order in which they are taught       confidently apply their analysis
momentous moment for our             around them, just like how some of     powerful rhetoric to do this. By         mirror the primary focus of the      to all of their texts, focusing
pupils and we hope to use this       the best writers have. Building        focusing on the study of those who       KS3 units so that students can       their revision on the core
opportunity for a ‘fresh start’ to   upon the security of year seven,       have used their voices to fight for      approach more challenging GCSE       knowledge needed. In terms of
allow students to explore texts      students are now encouraged to         freedom, against persecution, or for     material with the confidence of      English Language, we have found
and concepts that they can both      venture into unchartered waters        what they believe in, students can       continuity. Students study two of    that repetitive analysis practise,
relate to but also learn more        with a year of study that broadens     truly and maturely appreciate the        their three core literature texts,   with a broad variety of different
about who they are and where         their horizons, challenges their       power of language (both their own        as well as their literature          texts, allows students to find
they belong too.                     perceptions, and allows them to        and that of others).                     anthology of poetry, whilst also     success and build confidence
                                     view the world around them in a                                                 completing introductory units to     when approaching unseen
                                     very different way.                                                             English Language Component           material. Year 11 students are
                                                                                                                     One, Two and Three.                  also expected to continually
                                                                                                                                                          revisit and revise the topics that
                                                                                                                                                          they covered in Y10 as part of an
                                                                                                                                                          ongoing intervention and
                                                                                                                                                          revision schedule. Our mock
                                                                                                                                                          examinations (November and
                                                                                                                                                          February) also provide crucial
                                                                                                                                                          opportunities for feedback and
                                                                                                                                                          reflection and may alter the
                                                                                                                                                          direction of the students’
                                                                                                                                                          revision and intervention,
                                                                                                                                                          depending upon their areas of
                                                                                                                                                          strength and development.
Topic: New Beginnings              Topic: Dystopia                         Topic: Prejudice and Discrimination       English Language                      English Language
         Core Text: Oliver Twist            Core Text: Lord of the Flies            Core Text: Of Mice and Men                20th Century Fiction and              20th Century Fiction Reading
         Wider Study: Fiction and           Wider Study: Fiction and                Wider Study: Fiction and                  Narrative Writing                     and Narrative Writing
         Imaginative writing                imaginative writing                     Imaginative writing                       In the KS3 Autumn term units,         Our penultimate English
         Overview: We appreciate that       Overview: The year opens with the       Overview: Students will begin year        students have studied creative        Language unit revisits the
         the beginning of year seven        study of dystopian fiction, where       nine with the study of Steinbeck’s        prose writing and their               content and analytical style that
         reflects an incredibly exciting,   students study unfamiliar worlds        ‘Of Mice and Men’ as their core           introduction to English Language      was introduced in Y10 but
         and somewhat daunting, new         and experiences before being            text. The current political climate       Component 1 in this term allows       focuses much more on the
         beginning for our pupils. Our      encouraged to draw parallels with       means that this seminal piece of          the students to use what they’ve      evaluation of a writer’s method
         opening unit, therefore, is an     what they already know and              literature is just as relevant now as     previously done to examine a          and the independent application
         opportunity to provide challenge   examine how dystopian fiction can       when it was written. The novel            range of short fiction extracts       of the reading skills. This way,
         but also familiarity for our       be used to reflect societal concerns    allows students to explore                with confidence; we particularly      students can approach a range
         students. Students are             and fears. Students will begin to       discrimination and prejudice, in          focus our attention on the key        of unseen texts with more
         introduced to Dickens’             write with more maturity as they        many forms, whilst following              skills of retrieval and analysis of   confidence, whilst applying an
Autumn   eponymous hero ‘Oliver Twist’      experiment with and distort the         empathetic characters and their           writers’ methods here. Likewise,      analytical method that they are
         as we follow his incredibly        features of language that they had      struggles. Students can take what         the students will need to             now well practised with. In
 Term    journey from the Workhouse to      become familiar with in year seven,     they’ve read and apply it in their        complete their own short              terms of their writing, students
         London. The choice of text         creating powerful narratives and        own writing to create characters          narratives by creating authentic      will have more of an opportunity
         allows our students to follow an   adopting the mirroring the writing      with more nuance and craft,               characters, settings and plots, all   to use the modelled examples
         empathetic and heroic character    style of some of literature’s greats.   characters who we believe in. The         of which will familiar from           from last year to create their
         as he embarks on a series of       The core text study of ‘Lord of the     wider study begins to intersperse         previous study. The familiarity       own original narratives.
         ‘new beginnings’ whilst also       Flies’ allows students the              more powerful rhetoric alongside          with this style of writing will       Assessment: Language C1 paper
         introducing many of the key        opportunity to study one of the         the creative writing features that        allow students to improve their       Core Skills: R1,R2, R3, R5, W1,
         archetypes of literature, which    most iconic pieces of dystopian         students have been developing             writing through manipulating          W2, W3, W4, W5, W6, W7
         are explored in more depth in      literature whilst engaging with         since their arrival with us in year       more sophisticated features.          Assessment Objectives: AO1,
         the wider study. The wider study   empathetic characters and               seven. Students gain a deeper             Assessment: AO1/ AO2                  AO2, AO4, AO5, AO6
         also allows students to begin      examining their own morals and          appreciation for the injustices of life   questions and short narrative.
         exploring their own stories and    values.                                 and write from a different                Core Skills: R1,R2, R3, R5, W1,
         how language and literature        Core skills: R1, R2, R6, W2, W3,        perspective.                              W2, W3, W4, W5, W6, W7
         reflects the world around you.     W4, W6, W7,                             Core skills: R1, R2, R6, W2, W3, W4,      Assessment Objectives: AO1,
                                                                                    W6, W7,                                   AO2, AO4, AO5, AO6
Core skills: R1, R2, R6, W2, W3,   NC Links: Reading, Writing,    NC Links: Reading, Writing,        English Literature                  English Literature
             W4, W6, W7,                        Grammar and Vocabulary         Grammar and Vocabulary             Poetry Anthology                    A Christmas Carol
             NC Links: Reading, Writing,                                                                          The decision to begin with the      Students begin their year eleven
             Grammar and Vocabulary                                                                               study of the poetry anthology as    Literature study by analysing
                                                                                                                  the first English Literature unit   their third and final core text:
                                                                                                                  will allow students to develop      Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’. This
                                                                                                                  the analytical style that is        seminal work of fiction will bring
                                                                                                                  necessary for success at GCSE       together the analysis of works of
                                                                                                                  with comparatively shorter texts.   fiction that they have previously
                                                                                                                  The range of poetry that will be    completed whilst applying the
                                                                                                                  covered, and the features and       analytical skills and practising
                                                                                                                  techniques that are being           with the essay frameworks that
                                                                                                                  analysed, perfectly complement      they were introduced to in the
                                                                                                                  the creative prose being studied    previous year. The study of
                                                                                                                  concurrently in the study of        Dickens in both the Autumn
                                                                                                                  English Language.                   term of both year seven and
                                                                                                                  Assessment: 15 mark Anthology       year eleven provides our
                                                                                                                  question                            students with a tangible
                                                                                                                  Core Skills: R1, R2, R3, R4, R5,    opportunity to reflect on just
                                                                                                                  R6, W7                              how far they have progressed.
                                                                                                                  Assessment Objectives: AO1,         Assessment: Literature C2 paper
                                                                                                                  AO2, AO3,                           Core Skills: R1, R2, R3, R4, R5,
                                                                                                                                                      Assessment Objectives: AO1,
                                                                                                                                                      AO2, AO3, AO4

             History – Industrial Revolution    Dance – Dance project          PSHSE – Discrimination in Modern   History – War Poets                 History – Dickensian England
  Cross      and Victorian England              Art – Art and design project   Britain
Curricular                                                                     History – Pre-war America
Topic: Traditions and Cultures      Topic: Adventure and Discovery         Topic: War                              English Language                    English Language
              Core Text: Poetry Anthology         Core Text: Touching the Void           Core Text: The Diary of Anne Frank      19th and 21st Century Non-          19th and 21st Century Non-
              Wider Study: Non-Fiction            Wider Study: Non-Fiction Reading       Wider Study: Non-Fiction Reading        Fiction and Transactional           Fiction and Transactional
              Reading and Writing                 and Writing                            and Writing                             Writing                             Writing
              Overview: Our transition into       Overview: Having studied a             Overview: The Spring unit of study      Our second KS4 unit continues       Our final unit of study for English
              the Spring term marks a shift       fictional account of an adventure      allows students to explore the          with the ongoing pattern of         Language wraps up their prior
              from studying one particular        into the wilderness during the         catastrophic effects of when            examining non-fiction texts that    learning, again through
              voice and beginning to find our     Autumn term, students turn their       prejudice and discrimination go         begun in KS3. We adapt and          repetitive and independent
              own to the study of the many        attention to the real-life             unchecked. The of study on war is       build upon the same core skills     application of their analytical
              voices that make, and have          adventures of Joe Simpson and his      primarily based upon a study of         of reading and writing but with a   and evaluative framework to a
              made, up the world that we live     disastrous climb in the Peruvian       Anne Frank’s diary as a non-fiction     more analytical focus, whereby      wide variety of unseen source
              it. We want all of students to      Andes in ‘Touching the Void’.          source. The diary itself is so          our analysis is condensed and       material. There is a greater strive
              embrace and appreciate the          Students are encouraged to             different to the texts that the         tightened in a strive for a         for independence when
              beauty of multi-culturalism and     explore how their own non-fiction      students will have studied              combination of breadth with         producing pieces of writing at
              recognise how literature has so     writing can be just as impactful and   previously but perfectly reflects the   precision. The writing aspect of    this stage, as we encourage
              often given a voice to the          interesting as the fiction that they   importance and the power that           this unit should also be no         students to adapt their rhetoric
Spring Term   voiceless. This unit explores big   produce. The wider study unit is       everyone’s language can have. The       surprise to our year ten            so that they are writing with
              issues and big voices that have     designed to really draw out the        critical themes of relationships and    students, who should be well        flair, originality and perception.
              shaped our world and allows         students’ own non-fiction writing      growing up mean that the text           rehearsed in creating compelling    Assessment: Language C2 paper
              students to recognise the power     skills, allowing them to create        becomes so much more than simply        pieces of non-fiction writing. In   Core Skills: R1, R2, R3, R4, R5,
              of language, both in terms of       empowered pieces of writing about      a historical study. The wider study     this particular unit of study, we   W1, W2, W3, W4, W5, W6, W7
              rhetoric and poetry. Students       their own adventures; this,            focuses on language, both in terms      examine how great writing can       Assessment Objectives: AO1,
              will learn that they are not        twinned with the additional study      of rhetoric and poetry, is used to      be adapted to suit a range of       AO2, AO3, AO4, AO5, AO6
              alone.                              of travel writing excerpts from        convey emotions of despair and          audiences, purposes and
              Core skills: R1, R2, R4, R5, W1,    some of the most exotic and            hope in the darkest of times.           formats.
              W5, W6, W7, S2,                     interesting locations on earth         Core skills: R1, R2, R4, R5, W1, W5,    Assessment: AO1 / AO2 / AO3
              NC Links: Reading, Writing,         should inspire our own intrepid        W6, W7, S2,                             questions and one transactional
              Grammar and Vocabulary              explorers.                             NC Links: Reading, Writing,             writing piece.
                                                  Core skills: R1, R2, R4, R5, W1, W5,   Grammar and Vocabulary                  Core Skills: R1, R2, R3, R4, R5,
                                                  W6, W7, S2,                                                                    W1, W2, W3, W4, W5, W6, W7
                                                  NC Links: Reading, Writing,                                                    Assessment Objectives: AO1,
                                                  Grammar and Vocabulary                                                         AO2, AO3, AO4, AO5, AO6
English Literature                   English Literature
                                                                                                                    An Inspector Calls                   Poetry
                                                                                                                    In every Spring term so far,         Having studied all of their core
                                                                                                                    students have looked at              texts, students will spend some
                                                                                                                    powerful pieces of writing that      time revisiting the poems that
                                                                                                                    send pertinent messages that         they studied as part of their
                                                                                                                    still resonate today. Although       anthology unit of work in year
                                                                                                                    the text that our students study     ten. The sheer quantity of
                                                                                                                    here is a drama text, the            poems that the students need to
                                                                                                                    message that led to its              engage with means that this is
                                                                                                                    conception is as powerful as any     the perfect time to revisit and
                                                                                                                    of the speeches that we have         target any gaps in their
                                                                                                                    studied so far. Students will        knowledge at this stage. The
                                                                                                                    begin to develop their extended      mock examinations will also
                                                                                                                    literature analysis through the      provide us with an opportunity
                                                                                                                    study of Priestley’s ‘An Inspector   to target other aspects of our
                                                                                                                    Calls’                               literature course that students
                                                                                                                    Assessment: 40 mark AIC essay        may need to revisit or revise,
                                                                                                                    Core skills: R1, R2, R3, R4, R5,     allowing for a more bespoke set
                                                                                                                    W3, W4, W5, W6 W7,                   of interventions as the
                                                                                                                    Assessment Objectives: AO1,          examinations draw nearer.
                                                                                                                    AO2, AO4,                            Assessment: Literature C1 paper
                                                                                                                                                         Core skills: R1, R2, R3, R4, R5,
                                                                                                                                                         R6, W7
                                                                                                                                                         Assessment Objectives: AO1,
                                                                                                                                                         AO2, AO3

             PSHSE – Appreciation of other   PE – orienteering/ mountaineering   History – World War Two and Nazi   History – Post War Britain           History – War Poets
  Cross      cultures                        Geography – The Andes               Germany
Curricular   Geography – migration
Topic: Planet Earth                 Topic: Gothic                           Topic: Crime and Conflict                English Language
         Core Text: A Midsummer Night’s      Core Text: Frankenstein (Playscript)    Core Text: Romeo and Juliet              Transactional Writing and
         Dream                               Wider Study: Spoken Language and        Wider Study: Spoken Language and         Spoken Language
         Wider Study: Spoken Language        Drama                                   Drama                                    Our first year of GCSE English
         and Drama                           Overview:                               Overview: Our final unit of study in     Language study concludes with
         Overview: Our final unit in year    The culmination of this year’s ‘leap    KS3 explores a series of modern          every student completing a
         seven draws to a close the          into the unknown’ is a unit that        conflicts and how they are               powerful piece of spoken
         overarching question of ‘Where      explores how the features of            presented in a 21st century world,       language work, whereby they
         do we belong?’ by allowing          Romanticism were taken to their         alongside an examination of one of       deliver a presentation on a topic
         students to study the world         extreme to create a genre of fiction    the most significant conflict into the   that means a lot to them. We
         around them, and not just the       whose legacy has been celebrated        entirety of literature: The              spend a lot of time preparing
         people that inhabit it. We          ever since. Students will study a       Montagues vs. The Capulets. The          students for the speeches by
         introduce students to the power     dramatic adaptation of Shelley’s        study of Shakespeare’s Romeo and         examining powerful rhetoric and
         and mystery of nature and how       ‘Frankenstein’ as part of their core    Juliet begins to mirror the true         the work of former students who
Summer   it is has inspired writing for      text work which encompasses both        rigors of GCSE study as students         have found great success in
         centuries: from the ancient         dramatic and spoken language            approach key extracts with a much        national speaking and listening
 Term    Greeks through the Romantics        features to allow students the          more forensic appreciation for the       competitions. We aim to
         to the present day. Our core text   opportunity to explore and              intricacies of Shakespeare’s             replicate a competitive format
         study of ‘A Midsummer Night’s       perform some of the texts most          language and dramatic choices.           that celebrates some of our best
         Dream’ explores how                 iconic scenes whilst still probing      Alongside this, the wider study          speakers, who have the
         Shakespeare subverts the            and analysing the characters and        allows to students to appreciate         opportunity to deliver their
         natural order to create chaos       writer’s methods. The wider study       that the conflicts of Shakespeare’s      presentations to their peers and
         and comedy. The wider study         aspect of this unit is a study of       eponymous characters are not             in regional and national
         encourages students to find         various Gothic texts, from the          dissimilar to the conflicts in a 21st    competitions.
         their own voices about topics       macabre to the mysterious, where        century world as they find translate     Assessment: Component 3
         that are affecting the world        students really sink their teeth into   their ideas about modern societal        P/M/D
         around them today, culminating      the close analysis of specific          issues into powerful speeches.           Core Skills:, W1, W2, W3, W4,
         in the delivery of an impassioned   extracts.                               Further to this, students examine        W5, W6, W7, S1, S2, S3, S4
         speech on global issues.            Core skills: S1, S2, S3, S4, R1, R2,    and explore how modern conflicts         Assessment Objectives:, AO5,
                                             R3, W6, W7                              are reported so that they can            AO6
Core skills: S1, S2, S3, S4, R1, R2,   NC Links: Reading, Writing,      decipher fact from fiction in an era       English Literature
             R3, W6, W7                             Grammar and Vocabulary, Spoken   of ‘fake news’.                            Macbeth
             NC Links: Reading, Writing,            Language                         Core skills: S1, S2, S3, S4, R1, R2, R3,   Building upon the foundations of
             Grammar and Vocabulary,                                                 W6, W7                                     studying Shakespeare and drama
             Spoken Language                                                         NC Links: Reading, Writing,                texts in previous Summer terms,
                                                                                     Grammar and Vocabulary, Spoken             as well as the analysing the
                                                                                     Language                                   dramatic form in the previous
                                                                                                                                term, students complete their
                                                                                                                                first year of GCSE study with an
                                                                                                                                examination of their second core
                                                                                                                                text: Macbeth. One of
                                                                                                                                Shakespeare’s most iconic plays,
                                                                                                                                Macbeth’s relevance still
                                                                                                                                resonates today as the
                                                                                                                                eponymous ‘hero’ wrestles with
                                                                                                                                his ambition, guilt, pride and
                                                                                                                                Assessment: Literature C1
                                                                                                                                Core Skills: R1,R2,R3,R4,R5, W3,
                                                                                                                                W4, W5, W6, W7
                                                                                                                                Assessment Objectives: AO1,
                                                                                                                                AO2, AO4,

             Geography / Science – Planet           Science – technological          PSHSE – crime in modern Britain            Drama – Shakespeare
  Cross      Earth                                  advancement / biology            Drama - Shakespeare
Curricular   Drama - Shakespeare                    Drama – performance
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