Key Stage 3 English

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Qualification

Awarding Body


Who to contact for more information about this course

Queries should be directed to Ms Hall

Years taught

Year 7 and Year 8

What is the course structure?

English Language

 

We begin to embed GCSE skills from Y7, building upon these through the different years. There are four main components to the EDUQAS GCSE English Language course. Each term in Y7-Y11 focuses on a different skill to prepare pupils for their GCSEs at the end of Y11 – these skills are taught through different topics at KS3.


English Literature


We begin to embed GCSE skills from Y7, building upon these through the different years. Pupils study a range of texts to develop the required skills. There are five main components to the EDUQAS GCSE English Literature course. Each term in Y7-Y11 focuses on a different section to prepare pupils for their GCSEs at the end of Y11. In Y11 the exams are closed book which means that pupils are not allowed to refer to copies of the texts.

What will I study?

English Language

 

Component 1: 20th Century Literature Reading (Section A) and Creative Prose Writing (Section B)

 

Component 2: 19th and 21st Century Non Fiction Reading (Section A) and Transactional/Persuasive Writing (Section B)


Learners will study both Language and Literature with a topic word encompassing both.

Year 7

  • Term 1: Component 1 – Dystopian Literature. Analysing pieces of fiction and creating fiction.

  • Term 2: Component 2 – The Victorians. Analysing pieces of non-fiction and writing persuasively.

  • Term 3: Skills from across the year through famous literary works.

Year 8

  • Term 1: Component 1 – Crime. Analysing pieces of fiction and creating fiction.

  • Term 2: Component 2 – Mysteries. Analysing pieces of non-fiction and writing persuasively.

  • Term 3: Skills from across the year through famous literary works.

English Literature

Component 1: Shakespeare (Section A) and Poetry (Section B).

 

Component 2: Post-1914 Prose/Drama (Section A), 19th Century Prose (Section B) and Unseen Poetry (Section C).

Year 7

  • Term 1: Component 2, Section B – The Novel (The Hunger Games or Skellig).

  • Term 2: Component 1, Section B – Poems From Different Cultures.

  • Term 3: Component 1, Section A – A Midsummer's Night's Dream.

Year 8

  • Term 1: Component 2, Section B – The Novel (The Book Thief or Boy in the Striped Pyjamas).

  • Term 2: Component 1, Section B – Mystery-themed poems.

  • Term 3: Component 1, Section A – Macbeth.

How is the course assessed?

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