Key Stage 3
Topics and texts will be studied at different times by different classes. All classes are mixed ability.
Persuasive writing/speeches; media techniques; war poetry; non-fiction writing; Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”; Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”; a Shakespeare project unit; Orwell’s “Animal Farm”
Informative writing; review writing; Sachar’s “Holes”; Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” poetry from other cultures.
Advertising and the media; poetry analysis, techniques and writing; Shakespeare’s “Richard III”; a choice between Pullman’s “The Ruby in the Smoke” and Steinbeck’s classic, “Of Mice and Men”; Speaking and Listening practice for Key Stage 4.
Online reading lists - literary classics
Lamb to the Slaughter, by Roald Dahl
The Landlady, by Roald Dahl
The Adventure of the Speckled Band, by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain
Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott
The Time Machine, by H. G. Wells
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll
The Raven, by Edgar Allan Poe
Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson
Grimms’ Fairy Tales, by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm
Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens
Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck
School internal examinations.