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Harborne Academy English Department

Aims:

  • To set challenging targets with high expectations for all students and staff;
  • Offer a variety of teaching and learning approaches required to engage, challenge, and motivate students;
  • To provide a curriculum that allows a smooth transition between Key Stage Three and Four;
  • To explore enrichment opportunities for all students regardless of barriers to learning.

Key Stage 3

The English Key Stage Three course at Harborne Academy is designed to introduce complex texts and concepts in order to prepare students for Key Stage Four. Students are expected to study a variety of literary texts and non-fiction texts in order to understand how to analyse them. Students are also given the opportunity to create their own examples of fiction and non-fiction texts so they are aware of the crafting process a writer would go through.

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 8

Gothic/Tales from the Unexpected

Poetry from Other Cultures

Imaginative Writing

Introduction to Shakespeare

Transactional Writing

Class Readers

Year 9

Introduction to English Language – Of Mice and Men

A Christmas Carol

Transactional Writing

Conflict/Unseen Poetry

DNA (modern play)

Macbeth

 

Key Stage 4

Edexcel GCSE English Language

Edexcel GCSE English Literature

The English course at Key Stage Four builds students’ skills to prepare them for their GCSE exams. The curriculum in Year 10 is designed to study the majority of the literature texts required for the GCSE English Literature qualification. While studying the literature texts, lessons are planned to ensure students are able to develop skills and understanding to allow them to excel in their exams. In addition to the study of literature texts, students are also provided time to hone the skills required for their GCSE English Language qualification.

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 10

Macbeth

Language Paper 2 Section A and B

An Inspector Calls

Language Paper 1 Section A and B

Mock

Exam Preparation

Poetry

Year 11

Macbeth

 A Christmas Carol/

Language Paper 1 & 2

Mocks

 26/11/2018-07/12/2018

A Christmas Carol/ An Inspector Calls Revision

Language P1 & P2

Mocks

11/03/2019-22/03/2019

Revision of English Literature exam skills to cover all texts

Exams

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