Year 7 Curriculum
We are keen to encourage pupils to be creative and imaginative as well as accurate and articulate, alongside ensuring that they are adequately prepared for their exams in Year 11. The long road to success starts here and the Year 7 programme reflects a desire to encourage pupils to use language to reflect their increasing understanding of the world around them and to express their thoughts and ideas convincingly and engagingly. Pupils will also develop the ability to use language, form and style appropriate to audience and purpose.
Topics covered by the Year 7 programme of study
An introductory unit which concludes with a descriptive writing assessment.
Poetry Anthology: Preparation for the November exam
Section A- A poem from an anthology of six key poems and Section B- An unseen poem.
- My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece
- The Boy With the Stripes Pyjamas
- Chinese Cinderella
- Fat Boy Swim
Also to be included: Extract based literary heritage booklet exploring the work of Charles Dickens
Non-fiction: Preparation for the Summer exam
Section A - 2 x unseen non-fiction texts and Section B - A transactional writing task
Students study a range of Shakespeare's works with a focus upon identity. This module will conclude with a Speaking and Listening assessment.
- 'Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde' Theatre Trip 23rd June 2016
Students gripped by a dramatic performance (25/08/2016)
- 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas' Theatre Trip 19th March 2015
Year 7s moved and enchanted by Boyne's classic story of forbidden friendship (06/04/2015)
- 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Theatre Trip 25th February 2015
Year 8 and Year 11 enjoyed a stunning performance of Harper Lee's classic novel (06/04/2015)
- Blood Bros
Another successful trip to London's Phoenix Theatre last week. (10/07/2012)