English

The Key Stage 3 English Curriculum aims to build on the skills developed in Key stage 2 whilst introducing a greater level of challenge: in both years 7 & 8 pupils will study a 19th century novel; 2 Shakespeare plays and a range of quality fiction and non-fiction extracts spanning across different time periods. Within these units of study, pupils will continue to develop their retrieval, inference and analytical skills as well as write in a range of styles for different purposes.

Pupils at Key Stage 4 study the AQA English Language and English Literature courses. Please follow the link below for further details.

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/english/gcse

Top Tips to encourage reading

You can spot a reluctant reader by putting a book in their hands. Five minutes later they'll be gazing out of the window, wriggling on the floor, or doing anything but reading the words on the page!

Is your child a reluctant reader? Do you struggle to promote reading at home? If so, please read the attached advice for parents and families to help promote reading for pleasure at home. There are also a range of book list recommendations taken from The National Literacy Trust which might just help to 'hook' your child into reading at home. Don't forget, the school library is open every day, allowing your child the opportunity to loan a range of current and exciting books for 2 weeks at a time.

There are documents below for helpful tips:

Books with Hooks booklist.pdf
Comics manga and graphic novels booklist.pdf
Gifted and talented booklist.pdf
Non fiction booklist ages 8-11.pdf
Non fiction booklist ages 12.pdf
ROGO Top tips for parents to encourage reading enjoyment.pdf