Key Stage 4 Exam Revision

A parent's guide to the new GCSE English and English Literature exam

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • KS3 English

Useful Websites 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize/english/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/

http://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/pages/interactive_ks3_english.asp

http://www.parentsintouch.co.uk/English-KS3/4-worksheets

http://u2learn.com/ks3-english-links.html

http://www.tameside.gov.uk/libraries/childrens/webzone/homework/english

http://www.shambles.net/pages/learning/EnglishP/eslgames/

Year 7 English Topics

A broad overview of the year.

• Autobiography

• Exploring poetry

• Drama module: 'Shipwrecked' based on 'The Tempest' by Shakespeare.

• Letter writing

• Gothic tour

• Examining Gothic writing

• Reading a novel

• The Ballad of Charlotte Dymond

• End of Year 7 assessment

Year 8 English Topics

A broad overview of the year.

Term 1

Article writing

Poetry unit

Media unit

Term 2

Third person narrative

Drama unit: Hamlet

Reading Non Fiction skills 

 

Term 3

Studying argument

Exploring a novel

End of Year 8 assessment

Year 9 ( starting KS4)  English Topics

Speaking and listening 

 Exploring a play

Formal letter & review writing

Unseen poetry exploration 

Argue / Persuade: 'How to Improve the School' 

Narrative writing

End of Year 9 Assessment

 

Key Stage 3 Homework

English teachers will be setting homework tasks via www.showmyhomework.co.uk. The student will be able to access this within/ after the school day at homework club or during the library opening hours.(ICT4)

 

Recommended Reading List (KS3)

All texts are avalaible in the School Library

Speedy Reads 

Quick Reads 

Gutsy Reads 

 ‘Dark Man’ * - Lancet

IHero * - Barlow & Skidmore

IHorror* - Barlow & Skidmore

Superhero*   - D.C Comics

Anything by Helen Orme

Graphic Revolve ... Series of Classic Novels in graphic form

 Skullduggery Pleasant * - Landy

Magyk* - Sage

Dead Man’s cove- St John

Broken Soup – Valentine

Life on the Refrigerator Door – Kuipers

Blade Series * - Bowler

Artemis Fowl – Colfer

Tales of Terror from the Black Ship – Priestley

A Dog for Life – Matthews

A Year without Autumn – Kessler

The London Eye Mystery – Siobhan Dowd

My Name is Mina – David Almond

Boom – Mark Haddon

 Any Book By Kevin Brooks

Knife – Anderson

Gone* – Grant

Ingo* – Dunmore

Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins

I am Number 4 –Lore

Power of 6 - Lore

The Secret Garden – Burnett

The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe – Lewis

Black Beauty – Sewell

Swallows & Amazons * - Ransome

Mr Creecher – Chris Priestley

 

Gifted & Talented Policy
Year 7

Year 7 is a fresh start for all students; those who may not have excelled previously will have new opportunities to succeed. We feel that Year 7 should begin with a level playing field and that each individual student should be judged on their performance within the context of their new English class.

Year 7 Gifted and Talented students will be identified in the January of Year 7, so that there is a body of assessment to display their skills in the three aspects of English: Reading, Writing and Drama/Speaking and Listening. This judgement will not take into account their KS2 data, only their current performance. The students who achieve GCSE 5 and above in any of the assessed aspects will be identified as Gifted and Talented in that particular area of English.

Year 8

The criteria for Gifted and Talented students in Year 8 will be those who have achieved and are working at GCSE 6 and above in any of the assessed aspects of English, by January of Year 8. They will be identified as Gifted and Talented in that particular strand of English. This list will replace the list of those students who were previously identified in Year 7.

Year 9

The criteria for Gifted and Talented students in Year 9 will be those who have achieved and are working at GCSE 7 in any of the assessed aspects of English, by January of Year 9. They will be identified as Gifted and Talented in that particular strand of English. This list will replace the list of those students who were previously identified in Year 8.

Throughout the academic year there will be a series of enrichment opportunities available for our Gifted and Talented learners, as well as differentiated assessments to allow them to showcase their skills.


GCSE

 

New GCSE Specification: first teaching from September 2015 ( Exam Entry 2017).

An outline for the New Specification is available here.

GCSE Revision Links

A Christmas Carol

Blood Brothers

A Taste of Honey

History Boys

Romeo and Juliet

 

 

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