KS3 Curriculum Map English
Statement of intentKey Stage: 3Subject: EnglishAcademic Year: 2020-21The Key Stage Three English Curriculum at Canons has been designed to spark students’ interests and creativity, whilst alsoproviding them with a solid basis of preparation to meet the rigours of Key Stage 4 and 5. It is designed to challenge students,promote valid and respectful discussion and debate, as well as introduce them to a wide range of different texts and genres.The overarching intention is that students are able to confidently discuss, analyse and make their own judgements about apiece of writing. Within different units students will develop a wide variety of skills. These will include analysing language andits impact on the audience/ reader; discussing how structure within a text is used for effect and how context helps to impactwriters and their work. Students will also study a wide range of non-fiction texts including newspaper articles and speeches,and learn how to use language and structure to argue their own point of view successfully. There are also literacy lessons,focussing on spelling, punctuation and grammar, and library lessons focussing on independent reading embedded throughout theyear. Students will also have opportunities to write creatively, both within the texts and genres they are studying and beyond.Through this work students will also learn subject-specific vocabulary to be employed within their own writing, as well as howto structure their work successfully and with flair.In terms of content, the overview is outlined in separate curriculum maps for Years 7, 8 and 9. Our curriculum covers a widerange of ideas, skills and texts. Over the course of KS3 students will study three Shakespeare plays, including Romeo and Juliet,as well non-fiction speeches and articles from a range of different authors. Students will also study a variety of different 19th,20th and 21st Century fiction texts, including Great Expectations, The Crucible and Sherlock Holmes. Students will also look at arange of poetry, from responses to WWI to a unit of poetry on authors from different backgrounds, ethnicities and experiences.In line with the 2013 National Curriculum: develop an appreciation and love of reading, and read increasingly challenging material independentlythrough reading a wide range of fiction and non-fiction including in particular whole books, short stories, poems and plays with a wide coverage ofgenres, historical periods, forms and authors; understand increasingly challenging texts through learning new vocabulary, relating it explicitly toknown vocabulary and understanding it with the help of context; write accurately, fluently, effectively and at length for pleasure and informationthrough writing for a wide range of purposes and audiences; consolidate and build on their knowledge of grammar and vocabulary; giving shortspeeches and presentations, expressing their own ideas and keeping to the point; participating in formal debates and structured discussions.(National Curriculum 2013 DfE)
Curriculum OverviewYearUnitcontentYear 7UnitcontentKey Stage: 3Autumn TermMyths and Legends(Transition - 7 weeks)Introduction to KS3 English.Students will learn how to analyse a text and explore a range ofideas including narrative structure andarchetypes,.Social Justice(7 Weeks)An introduction to English Language skills including skimmingand scanning, annotation and analysing non-fiction texts onsocial issues. They will also write analytically and create their ownnon-fiction posters, leaflets and magazine articles on issues thatare current.Subject: EnglishSpring TermSummer 1Summer 2The Gothic: Darkside and extracts fromthe Gothic(12 weeks)War Poetry(6 weeks)Shakespeare: Much AdoAbout Nothing(6 weeks)Introduction to the Gothic genre throughanalysis of challenging extracts fromFrankenstein & The Bloody Chamber.Darkside to be read in class and library lessons.Students write analytically on the text and alsostudy gothic conventions enabling them toproduce their own gothic story writing.The first Let’s Think lesson (Alma) is introducedin this scheme to help students develop theirdeep thinking skills.LiteracyLiteracy lessons will be delivered once per fortnight, as well asweekly spelling tests.AssessmentMyths and Legends Assessment: writing a response to anextract from Homer’s Odyssey. (Analysis)Speaking and Listening: Greek Theatrical TechniquesSocial Justice Assessment: ‘Social media is becoming toodangerous, and must become more strict.’ (Debate:Writing to Argue)Social Justice Assessment: ‘Immigration is portrayed in anunfair and biased way.’ Respond to this statement.(Writing to Persuade/ Argue)Spelling tests will be completed fortnightly.Academic Year: 2020-21Darkside Assessment 1: How is language isused effectively in an extract fromDarkside? (Essay: Language Analysis)Darkside Assessment 2: Write the openingto your own Gothic Novel (CreativeWriting)Spelling tests will be completed fortnightly.Introduction to poetry through WorldWar I Poets and Poetry. Studentslearn how to approach unseenpoems and annotate effectively, aswell as linking to context. Recap oflanguage techniques and theireffects. Poems studied include:Who’s for the Game?Suicide in the TrenchesIn Flanders FieldsThe DeserterDulce et Decorum EstIntroduction toShakespeare includingcontext, Elizabethansociety, characterisation,language andintertextuality.Students study the playfocusing on key scenes andwork on translation,annotation and analysis ofShakespeare’s presentationof characters.Students also study WWIPropaganda, including song lyrics,and posters. They will also be lookingat non-fiction writing by soldiers.There is a final literacyproject to be completed atthe end of year 7.Compare how language andstructure are used in the poemsyou have studied. (Essay:Comparative Language andStructural Analysis)Write letters ascharacters in Much AdoAbout Nothing (CreativeWriting)Spelling tests will be completedfortnightly.Spelling tests will becompleted fortnightly.
Curriculum OverviewKey Stage: 3Subject: EnglishAcademic Year: 2020-21YearUnit contentAutumn TermSpring Term 1Year 8Unit content19th Century Literature:Great Expectations(12 weeks)Shakespeare at theGlobe(5 weeks)Poetry: Culture andIdentity(6 weeks)The CrucibleBy Arthur Miller(7 weeks)Study of the novel from the 19th Century,with a focus on setting.Students study aShakespeare text beforevisiting the Globe to watchthe play.Students develop theirskills of analysing poetryusing the oldspecification material.They will focus onannotation, analysis andcomparative work inpreparation for GCSE.Students to study theArthur Miller play,looking at context,characterisation andthemes. This will givethem an opportunity tostudy a modern play, aswell as be introduced tocontext relevant to theirstudy of Macbeth atGCSE, as well as givethem experiencestudying a modern play.Students will also learn contextthat can be linked to Jekyll andHyde. Students will also have theopportunity to create someCreative Writing pieces.Choice of essay either ontheme orcharacterisation.Creative Language Paper(Language Analysis, StructuralAnalysis and Critical Evaluation)Students will analyse literature at a higherlevel and are introduced to blended PEELACParagraphs. They are also taught how toinfer character voice from language andwrite creatively in role. They also completeS&L activities.Let’s Think lessons are embeddedfortnightly throughout the whole year.AssessmentAssessment 1: Analyse how language andstructure is used in an extract from GreatExpectations. (Essay: Language andStructural Analysis)Assessment 2: Write a descriptive piecebased on a picture (Creative Writing)Spellings to be completed fortnightly.Students to approach theplay more interactivelythrough dramatic activities,reading, directing andanalysis.Students to be able toanalyse performances of theplay (film, theatre etc.) andreview choices ofdirectors/actors.Write a monologue as acharacter from the play(Creative Writing)Spring Term 2/ Summer Term 1Poems include: Island Man Limbo Blessing Vultures Nothing’s Changed Not My Business What were they like? Night of The ScorpionCompare how languageand structure are used inthe poems you havestudied.(Essay: ComparativeLanguage and StructuralAnalysis)Summer Term 2Sherlock Holmes(4 weeks)Students will study extracts fromSherlock Holmes, linking to thestyle and skills of the LanguagePaper 1, in preparation for GCSE.
Curriculum OverviewKey Stage: 3Subject: EnglishYearUnit contentAutumn TermSpring Term 1Year 9Unit contentLord of the FliesOrOf Mice and Men(8 weeks)Creative Reading andWriting(6 weeks)Students will study one of these novelsfocusing on a range of content. They willcover context, characterisation and themes.Development of skillsneeded at GCSE- includingcreative writing andanalysing successful piecesof Creative Writing.Students will respond to avariety of extracts andanalyse their language andstructure. Students toemulate successfultechniques in their ownCreative Writing.Students to develop skillsin analysing poetry thatare linked together by acommon theme.Students to also developskills in linking andcomparing the poemsthemselves, includingdeveloping extendedwriting.Analysis of fiction texts(Creative Reading)Essay comparingLanguage, form andstructure of two of thepoems studied.(Comparative AnalysisEssay)Students will read the entirety of the textsin class and complete comprehensionactivities as well as analytical writing.Students will also have an opportunity toanalyse poetry within the scheme.AssessmentSpeaking and Listening Activity2-3 Extended essays based on an extractfrom the text, and focussing either ontheme or character. (Language andstructural Analysis)Creative Writing TaskAcademic Year: 2020-21Spring Term 2/ Summer Term 1Poetry: Love &Relationships(6 weeks)Shakespeare & Language:Romeo & Juliet(11 weeks)In this unit students will engagewith Shakespeare on a deeper andmore detailed level. Students willfocus on both the characters andthemes of the play, as well as howto embed context into their writing.This will help prepare them fortheir study of Macbeth in Year 10.Either versions of the film can beshown to enhance T&L and used asa discussion point for director/actorchoices linking back to year 8learning.Essay analysing an extract from theplay, linking language and characterto the play as a whole.(Analysis Essay)Summer Term 2Non-fiction Writing(5 weeks)This unit will on nonfiction writing, includingreporting, differentstyles of writing, and aProject creating anewspaper. This willsupport students inLanguage Paper 2 atGCSE.Transition: SpokenLanguage(2 weeks)Students to reviselanguage techniquesand speaking skills, andthen write and performa speech/ presentationfor the SpokenLanguage part of theirGCSE.Creative LanguagePaper (LanguageAnalysis, StructuralAnalysis and CriticalEvaluation)Spoken LanguageSpeech on subject oftheir choice.
KS4 Curriculum MapEnglish
Statement of intentKey Stage: 4Subject: EnglishAcademic Year: 2020-21The Key Stage Four English Curriculum at Canons has been designed to continue to engage students’ interests and creativity,whilst also providing them with a solid basis of preparation in order to face the rigours of their GCSE examinations and beyond.It is designed to challenge students, promote valid and respectful discussion and debate, and to provide them an excellent andwide-reaching knowledge of their set texts, as well as the skills needed to achieve at the highest levels. The overarchingintention is that students are able to confidently discuss, analyse and make their own judgements about a piece of writing.Within different units students will continue to develop a wide variety of skills from their work at KS3. These will includeanalysing language and its impact on the audience/ reader; discussing how structure within a text is used for effect and howcontext helps to impact writers and their work. Students will also be further introduced to literary criticism and how this canbe used successfully in their own writing. For their Language GCSE preparation Students will also study a wide range of nonfiction texts including newspaper articles and speeches, analysing writers’ styles and intent, and use this knowledge in theirown writing. Students will also have opportunities to write creatively, for both their Language GCSE and to further theirunderstanding of their Literature texts. Through this work students will continue to develop their vocabulary and extendedwriting skills.In terms of content, the overview is outlined in separate curriculum maps for Years 10 and 11. Our curriculum covers a widerange of ideas, skills and texts. Students will study plays in Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Priestley’s An Inspector Calls. They willalso have the opportunity to study and compare a wide range of voices in the Power and Conflict Poetry Anthology. Studentswill also engage with the 19th Century Novel in Stevenson’s Jekyll and Hyde. Although we study set texts in Years 10 and 11 inpreparation for the GCSE Exams, we strive to make sure students are able to engage with a range of different voices and ideas.In doing so, we hope to further foster a love of English for our students.In line with the 2013 National Curriculum: develop an appreciation and love of reading, and read increasingly challenging material independentlythrough reading a wide range of fiction and non-fiction including in particular whole books, short stories, poems and plays with a wide coverage ofgenres, historical periods, forms and authors; understand increasingly challenging texts through learning new vocabulary, relating it explicitly toknown vocabulary and understanding it with the help of context; write accurately, fluently, effectively and at length for pleasure and informationthrough writing for a wide range of purposes and audiences; consolidate and build on their knowledge of grammar and vocabulary; giving shortspeeches and presentations, expressing their own ideas and keeping to the point; participating in formal debates and structured discussions.
Curriculum OverviewKey Stage: 4Subject: EnglishAcademic Year: 2020-21YearUnitcontentAutumn TermSpring TermSummer TermYear 10UnitcontentEnglish Literature Unit 1: ShakespeareSection A: MacbethEnglish Language Unit 2:Section A: Writer’s Viewpoints & PerspectivesEnglish Literature Unit 2: Modern TextsSection A: An Inspector CallsIn preparation for the English Literature exam, students study theplay in depth focusing on characters and themes. Students willalso consider the role of the audience and the play as aperformance rather than a written text.Students will analyse in detail characters, themes, criticisms anddramatic approaches to the text. There will be opportunities forstudents to write in role and develop characters through dramaactivities. The film can be shown to enhance T&L and used as adiscussion point for furthering understanding of key charactersand scenes.Students to study Section A of the Paper 2 LanguageExam. Students will study a range of non-fiction textsfrom the 19th , 20th and 21st Centuries.In preparation for the English Literature exam, studentsstudy the play in depth focusing on characters andthemes. Students will also consider the role of theaudience and the play as a performance rather than awritten text.English Literature Unit 2: PoetrySection B: Power & Conflict PoetryIn this scheme students will use their anthologies to learn the 15set poems in the chosen cluster. Poems will be taught in groupsof 3/4 and there will be comparison lessons in between each setso students’ skills for the exam are built upon early.Students are expected to understand key themes, language, formand structure and be able to choose appropriate poems tocompare and discuss critically. Students will create quote banksand will be encouraged to memorise key quotations inpreparation for the exams.AssessmentA range of extended essays and timed Mocks in preparation forthe GCSE Exam.Students will compare and contrast these differentnon-fiction texts and develop their analysis skills.English Language Unit 2:Section B: Writer’s Viewpoints & PerspectivesStudents to study Section B of Paper 2 for theirLanguage Exam. This is a focus on non-fictionpersuasive writing. Students will study and analyse arange of example texts from a range of authors, andalso produce their own persuasive writing on a range oftopics.A range of timed Mocks for both Creative Readingand Writing in preparation for the GCSE exam.Students will analyse in detail characters, themes,criticisms and dramatic approaches to the text. There arealso lessons which focus on scriptwriting to furthersupport students’ understanding of the nature of a playand how stage directions can be used and analysed inessay writing.English Literature Unit 2: PoetrySection C: Unseen PoetryStudents learn how to approach unseen poems includinganalysis of language, form and structure. They are alsotaught how to compare two unseen poems for Section C,part 2 which is worth 8 marks. There are poems from aselection of 15 poets. There are also lessons at the end ofthe scheme where students take responsibility forteaching the rest of the class an unseen poem.A range of extended essays and timed Mocks inpreparation for the GCSE Exam.
Curriculum OverviewYearUnitcontentYear 11UnitcontentKey Stage: 4Subject: EnglishAutumn TermSpring Term/Summer TermEnglish Literature Unit 1: C19th NovelSection B: Dr Jekyll & Mr HydeEnglish Language Unit 1:Section A: Creative Reading and WritingIn preparation for the Literature Exam, students will read the novel as a class, focussing oncharacterisation, themes and context.Students will analyse in detail characters, themes, and critical approaches to the text.Students will create quote banks and will be encouraged to memorise key quotations inpreparation for the exams.English Language Unit 1:Section B: Creative Reading and WritingIn preparation for their Paper 1 Language Exam, students to study a range of differentCreative skills and techniques. Students will analyse a range of different fiction extracts froma range of authors, and use these to inform their own responses.AssessmentAcademic Year: 2020-21A range of extended essays and timed Mocks in preparation for the GCSE Exam.In preparation for their Paper 1 Exam, students to study a range of short storieswith a focus on language, structure and intent. Students to develop the skillsneeded for this portion of the exam as well as the structure of the exam.Revision CarouselBased on the teacher’s understanding of their class and their needs, focussedrevision covering both the Language and Literature Exams.A range of timed Mocks, extended writing, Quotation tests in preparation for theGCSE Exam.
In terms of content, the overview is outlined in separate curriculum maps for Years 7, 8 and 9. Our curriculum covers a wide range of ideas, skills and texts. Over the course of KS3 students will study three Shakespeare plays, including Romeo and Juliet, as well non-fiction