Topics Taught in Year 7

Novel Study including Private Peaceful and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas


Grammar for Writing

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Topics Taught in Year 8

Novel Study - Gothic Fiction

Writing to Argue

Non Fiction



Topics Taught in Year 9

Novel Study including Face / Of Mice and Men

Persuasive/Informative writing





Topics Taught in Years 10 and 11

Of Mice and Men

Persuasive Writing Coursework

Descriptive Writing Coursework

Reading Response Coursework

Language Exam Skills

An Inspector Calls.


Topics Taught in Year 12 – English language

Creating Texts Coursework

An Introduction to Language Study

Categorising Texts

Language and Power

Language and Gender


Topics Taught in Year 12 – English Literature

The Kite Runner

The Poetry of WH Auden

The Poetry of Robert Browning

The Great Gatsby

The Taming of the Shrew

The Importance of Being Earnest


Topics Taught in Year 13 – English Literature



Wuthering Heights

A Thousand Splendid Suns

Comparison of Own Chosen Texts


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