Subject Team: J.Clark, M.Jones, S.Morton, A.Richards.

Subject aims- Reading and writing are the fundamental skills that allow us to be productive learners in all subject areas. The English teams’ vision is to develop independent readers who love literature and who are creative responsive writers who can express themselves in all written forms. We value all students’ development and work collaboratively to progress students’ literacy skills which will enable them to eventually achieve qualifications and start their career pathways to reach their individual aspirations.
Key Stage 3 Autumn Spring Summer
All students are taught in mixed ability and mixed key stage three classes. Teachers use Baseline assessment on entry to ACE to guide their teaching choices of schemes of learning that will be taught during each half term period. Students are regularly assessed and given SMART targets to improve their own skills in English. Emphasis is placed on reading skills to improve all students reading age. All written work encompasses text as stimulus for the production of writing exploring different forms and structures. Speaking and listening is embedded into every lesson to explore vocabulary use and enhance thinking skills to develop independent learners. Non-fiction1.      Key stage 3\non-fiction and media resources2.      Key stage 3\Year 7\EE Non fiction

3.      Key stage 3\Year 8\EE Autumn Term 8 Argument SoW

4.      Key stage 3\Year 8\letter writing

5.      Key stage 3\Year 8\non- fiction animal rights

6.      Key stage 3\Year 8\Report writing

7.      Key stage 3\Year 9\River Teems

8.      Key stage 3\text types

Fiction

1.      Key stage 3\Year 7\EE Flour babies

2.      Key stage 3\Year 7\EE ‘Holes’ SoW

3.      Key stage 3\Year 7\fairy tales myths

4.      Key stage 3\Year 7\Kingdom by the sea

5.      Key stage 3\Year 7\The gold of Lies

6.      Key stage 3\Year 7\victory sow

Media1.      Key stage 3\7 non-fiction and media resources2.      Key stage 3\Year 8 \EE Moving Image

3.      Key stage 3\Year 9/ Superheroes

 

Poetry

1.      Key stage 3\Year 6\Adverb poem.doc

2.      Key stage 3\Year 7\Poetry EE

3.      Key stage 3\Year 8\EE Year 8 Poetry

4.      Key stage 3\Year 9\EE Autumn Term Poetry SoW

5.      Key stage 3\Year 9\EE Autumn Term Poetry SoW (L)

6.      Key stage 3\Year 9\R&J

Plays1.      Key stage 3\Year 7\EE Playscripts SoW2.      Key stage 3\Year 7\The Tempest SOW

3.      Key stage 3\Year 8\EE Spring Term 1 Poetry SoW

4.      Key stage 3\Year 9\EE Autumn Term Poetry SoW (L)

5.      Key stage 3\Year 9\EE Macbeth Autumn Term

 

Writing

1.      Key stage 3\Year 7\EE Yr7 Writing Module (W.I.P.!)

2.      Key stage 3\Year 8\EE Yr8 Writing ModuleKey stage 3\Year 9\EE Original Writing Summer Term

3.      Key stage 3\Year 9\EE Imaginative Writing

Key Stage 4 Autumn Spring Summer
All key stage four students are entered for a qualification. These include WJEC Entry Functional Skills in English Language at Level 1,2 or 3. AQA Functional is in English at Level 1 or 2.Cambridge iGCSE. AQA GCSE English Language, AQA GCSE English Literature, WJEC GCSE Media Studies. However we will enter students with other boards if required. The English departments’ vision is that every student leaves ACE with a qualification that is suitable for their ability and future aspirations. Year 10- ObjectivesR 1 understand and collate explicit meaningsR2 understand, explain and collate implicit meanings and attitudes

R3 select, analyse and evaluate what is relevant to specific purposes

R4 understand how writers achieve effects.

W1 articulate experience and express what is thought, felt and imagined

W2 order and present facts, ideas and opinions

W3 understand and use a range of appropriate vocabulary

W4 use language and register appropriate to audience and context

W5 make accurate and effective use of paragraphs, grammatical structures, sentences, punctuation and spelling.

Year 11-

W1 articulate experience and express what is thought, felt and imagined

W2 order and present facts, ideas and opinions

W3 understand and use a range of appropriate vocabulary

W1 articulate experience and express what is thought, felt and imagined

W2 order and present facts, ideas and opinions

W3 understand and use a range of appropriate vocabulary

W4 use language and register appropriate to audience and context

W5 make accurate and effective use of paragraphs, grammatical structures, sentences, punctuation and spelling.

Year 10-Objectives. Reading – Identify the main points and ideas and how they are presented in a variety of texts• Read and understand texts in detail• Utilise information contained in texts

• Identify suitable responses to texts

Writing – Write clearly and coherently, including an appropriate level of detail

• Present information in a logical sequence

• Use language, format and structure suitable for purpose and audience

Use correct grammar, including correct and

consistent use of tense

• Ensure written work includes generally

accurate punctuation and spelling and that meaning is clear

 

 

 

 

Year 11-

R 1 understand and collate explicit meanings

R2 understand, explain and collate implicit meanings and attitudes

R3 select, analyse and evaluate what is relevant to specific purposes

R4 understand how writers achieve effects S1 understand, order and present facts, ideas and opinions

S2 articulate experience and express what is thought, felt and imagined

S3 communicate clearly and fluently

S4 use language and register appropriate to audience and context.

S5 listen to and respond appropriately to the contributions of others.

Year 10 ObjectivesW1 articulate experience and express what is thought, felt and imaginedW3 understand and use a range of appropriate vocabulary

W4 use language and register appropriate to audience and context

W5 make accurate and effective use of paragraphs, grammatical structures, sentences, punctuation and spelling.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 11-

W1 articulate experience and express what is thought, felt and imagined

W2 order and present facts, ideas and opinions

W3 understand and use a range of appropriate vocabulary

W4 use language and register appropriate to audience and context

W5 make accurate and effective use of paragraphs, grammatical structures, sentences, punctuation and spelling.

Further information

Please contact the Head of English and Literacy if you have any questions in relation to student provision in English- chris.humphries@aceschools.net

Reading list and useful texts – Key stage 3

  • Twelve Minutes to Midnight by Christopher Edge
  • Holes by Louis Sachar
  • Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo
  • The Call of the Wild by Jack London
  • The Box of Delights by John Masefield
  • Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan
  • The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
  • Wonder by R.J Palacio
  • The Garbage King by Elizabeth Laird
  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  • Framed by Frank Cottrell Boyce
  • Pig Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • Raptor by Paul Zindel
  • The Sword in the Stone by T.H. White
  • Blitzcat by Robert Westall
  • The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  • Cue for Treason by Geoffrey Trease
  • The Secret Diary or Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾
  • The Cay by Theodore Taylor
  • The Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliffe
  • Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
  • The Indian in the Cupboard Trilogy by Lynne Reid Banks
  • The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman
  • The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
  • Northern Lights by Philip Pullman
  • Stone Cold by Robert Swindells
  • War Horse by Michael Morpurgo
  • Tug of War by Catherine Forde
  • Across the Barricades by Joan Lingard
  • A Winkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle
  • Minders by Diana Hendry
  • The Weirdstone of Brisingasmen

 

Key Stage 4 Reading List

  • Achebe Chinua -Things Fall Apart
  • Adams, Douglas- The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • Angelou, Maya -I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Ashley, Bernard -High Pavement Blues, A Kind of Wild Justice
  • Austen, Jane- Pride and Prejudice, Emma,
  • Ballard, J.G. -Empire of the Sun
  • Bates, H.E. -Stood the Wind for France, The Darling Buds of May
  • Bradbury, Ray- Fahrenheit 451, The Golden Apples of the Sun
  • Braithwaite, E.R.- To Sir with Love
  • Bronte C & E- Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights
  • Buchan, John- The Thirty-Nine Steps
  • Burgess, Melvin- The Cry of the Wolf, The Baby and Fly Pie
  • Chevalier Tracy -Girl with a Pearl Earring
  • Cormier, Robert -I am the Cheese, Beyond the Chocolate War
  • De Bernieres Louis- Captain Corelli’s Mandolin
  • Dickens, Charles- A Christmas Carol
  • Doyle, Arthur Conan -The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Lost World
  • Dumas, Alexander- The Three Musketeers
  • Eliot, George- Silas Marner
  • Faulks Sebastian- Birdsong, Charlotte Gray
  • Fitzgerald, Scott F- The Great Gatsby
  • Forsyth, Frederick -The Day of the Jackal, The ODESSA File
  • Gaskell, Elizabeth -Cranford
  • Golding, William -Lord of the Flies
  • Greene, Graham -Brighton Rock
  • Hardy, Thomas- Far from the Madding Crowd, Tess of the D’Urbervilles
  • Harris Joanne -Chocolate, Blackberry Wine, Five Quarters of the Orange
  • Hemingway, Ernest- A Farewell to Arms
  • Hill, Susan- I’m the King of the Castle
  • Lawrence, D. H- Selected Tales
  • Lawrence, Louise- Children of the Dust
  • Lee, Harper -To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Lee, Laurie- Cider with Rosie, As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning
  • Leroux, Gaston -The Phantom of the Opera
  • Magorian Michelle -A Little Love Song,A Spoonful of Jam, Goodnight Mr TomCuckoo in the Nest
  • Maupassant, Guy de- Prisoners of War & Other Stories
  • McCaughren, Geraldine -A Pack of Lies Mahy, Margaret Memory,
  • McEwan Ian –Atonement, Enduring Love
  • Murdoch, Iris- A Severed Head
  • Orwell, George -Animal Farm,1984
  • Paton, Alan- Cry the Beloved Country
  • Pullman, Philip- Northern Lights, The Amber Spyglass, The Ruby in the Smoke,Shadow in the North
  • Puzo, Mario -The Godfather
  • Remarque, Erich Maria- All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Rhys, Jean- Wide Sargasso Sea
  • Richter, Hans Peter- Friedrich, I Was There
  • Salinger, J.D -Catcher in the Rye
  • Shelley, Mary- Frankenstein
  • Smith, Rukshana -Salt on the Snow, Sumitra’s Story
  • Steinbeck, John -The Moon is Down, The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men
  • Stevenson, Robert Louis- The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Stoker, Bram- Dracula
  • Swindells, Robert- Brother in the Land, Follow a Shadow, Daz4Zoe, Stone Cold
  • Taylor, Mildred -D-Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Let the Circle be Unbroken
  • Thomas, Dylan -Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog
  • Thompson, Flora- Lark Rise to Candleford
  • Tolkien, J.R.R.- The Lord of the Rings
  • Twain, Mark- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Voigt, Cynthia- The Homecoming
  • Walsh, Jill Paton -The Dolphin Crossing, Fireweed A Parce lof Patterns, Grace (Darling), Knowledge of Angels
  • Waugh, Evelyn- Brideshead Revisited, A Handful of Dust
  • Wells, H. G. -The War of the Worlds
  • Westall, Robert- Urn Burial, The Scarecrows, Break of Dark, Falling to Glory, The Machine Gunners
  • Wyndham, John- Day of the Triffids, The Midwich Cuckoos
  • Yen Mah Adeline- Falling Leaves
  • Zusak, Markus- The Book Thief
  • Hosseini, Khalid- The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Jones, Lloyd- Mister Pip
  • Larsson, Steig- The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
  • Picoult, Jodi -House Rules
  • Smith, Zadie -White Teeth, On Beauty
  • Ali, Monica -Brick Lane
  • Ishigurio, Kazuo- Never Let Me Go

 

Subject related web sites – Key stage 3

1. www.bbc.co.uk
2. www.webanywhere.co.uk
3. www.educationquizzes.com
4. www.theredhillacademy.org.uk
5. www.edplace.com/English-KS3
6. www.parentsintouch.co.uk
7. www.collins.co.uk
8. https://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/books_ks3_english
9. www.endeavourhighschool.co.uk/english-key-stage-3
10. www.pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk

Key stage 4

1. www.bbc.co.uk
2. www.topmarks.co.uk
3. www.perins.net/curriculum/key-stage-4-courses
4. www.edplace.com/English-KS4
5. www.ask.com/Key+Stage+4+English
6. www.aqa.org.uk/subjects
7. www.parentsintouch.co.uk
8. www.abbeywoodschool.com/Learning/KS4