At Enfield Grammar School we offer a varied and engaging programme of study in English for boys in years 7 to 9.

Schemes Of Work

The units of study in English reflect the full range of reading, writing and speaking and listening skills essential in English Language and Literature. These skills are developed alongside texts that are studied in class.

Assessment

Pupils are assessed in each unit. The assessments mirror GCSE stye questions. This way we will help them develop the skills through KS3 for success at GCSE and A level.

Year 7: 

  • Non- Fiction Writing – Students create an autobiographical piece on their own life using renowned and all-time favourite autobiographies as inspiration
  • Poetry – Students explore and analyse ideas, literary techniques and structural devices used in Poetry
  • Modern Fiction – Students develop their understanding and analytical skills of writers’ choices whilst reading the award winning book ‘A Monster Calls’ by Patrick Ness
  • Creative Writing – Students develop their writing skills through horror creative writing and practice becoming imaginative thinkers
  • Short Stories and GCSE style examination questions – We encourage our learners to recognise the overlapping skills assessed in Key Stage 4
  • Media Studies – Students use the skills learnt over the year to analyse and create different media texts

Year 8: 

  • Writing to Persuade- Students develop their persuasive writing skills learning different techniques and developing their oracy skills through speech writing
  • 19th Century Novel – Students develop their understanding and analytical skills of writers’ choices whilst reading the Speckled Band by sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Shakespeare Text –Students explore and analyse ideas, literary techniques and structural devices used by Shakespeare in Romeo and Juliet
  • Poetry – Students continue to explore and develop their analytical thinking, analysis of literary techniques and structural devices used in Poetry
  • Media Unit – Students use the skills learnt in Year 7 year to develop their analysis of different media texts
  • English Language Paper 1 skills – Students are introduced to the skills needed for the AQA GCSE English Language Exam

Year 9: 

  • Writing to Argue –Students develop their argument writing skills learning different techniques and developing their oracy skills through speech writing
  • Modern Texts –Students develop their understanding and analytical skills of writers’ choices whilst reading Of Mice And Men by John Steinbeck and Looking For JJ by Anne Cassidy
  • In the Summer Term students begin studying their first English GCSE English Literature text: An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley