English

English

Year 7

Students in Year 7 will have the opportunity to interact with a variety of Literature including books, plays, poetry and other forms of non-fiction text, whilst developing their reading and writing skills. We will start the year with a skills unit. This will focus on teaching students the principles behind analysing and evaluating texts as well as refining writing skills and developing their imaginative scope through studying elements of Harry Potter. This will be followed by a unit of study on narrative poetry, particularly focussing on poetic techniques. Later in the year, students will also study the novel Mr Creecher (based on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein) to explore intertextuality as well as the influence of contextual factors, A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare and a non-fiction unit where students will practice writing persuasively and informatively.

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Language

Reading