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Faculty Progress Leader

Mrs K. Ogilvie
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Homework downloads

Year 7 Fresh Start

Year 7 TakeAway

Year 7 TakeAway - Spring

Year 8 TakeAway

Year 8 TakeAway - Spring

Year 9 TakeAway

Year 9 TakeAway - Spring

Year 10 TakeAway - Spring 

Year 10 & 11
Pick 'n' Mix

Year 10 & 11
Blood brothers

Year 10 & 11
A Christmas carol

 

Revision guides

Year 11 Literature



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WHS English Blog

Overview


"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” 

The study of English at KS3 is based on the study of challenging literature. Being a strong and confident reader is key to success in life, as well as success in all academic subjects. Reading interesting but difficult texts also improves writing and communication, which are key skills in education and employment.  

At KS3 we study different genres of literature, ranging from Chaucer and Shakespeare, through Austen and Bronte, to Steinbeck and Susan Hill.  We supplement this study with a range of non-fiction texts in order to provide context, and we then use this knowledge to produce our own creative and analytical writing. 

 

What will I learn?


 

Year 7   Year 8

Tales of Adventure and Mystery

• Conan Doyle
• Roald Dahl
• Agatha Christie

 
The story of English

• Chaucer
• Language change over time

 
Shakespeare

• The difference between tragedy
   and comedy
• The study of play extracts
• Poetry

 
Rhetorical speech

• Political speeches: Churchill, Obama
• Our own speech
• Persuasive texts and essays
• Debating and discussing

 

 

 

Gothic Literature

• A history of Gothic: Dracula, Frankenstein. 
• The Woman in Black

 
American Literature

• Of Mice and Men
•To Kill a Mockingbird
• Poetry

 
Dystopian Literature


• 1984, Fahrenheit 491, The Giver
• Divergent, The Hunger Games
• Creation of our own dystopian society