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Richard McNicholas                   Head of English
Lisa Burkinshaw  Assistant Head of English
Alison Siddle Teacher of English
Anneka Read Teacher of English
Sally Milner Teacher of English
Rachel McLoughlin Teacher of English
Alicia Taylor Teacher of English
Aala Elsadig Teacher of English
Louisa Moore Schools Direct - English

 

Curriculum Content for Barnsley Academy Student

Year 7

Term 1

This term…

  • Students will use a choice three novels and designated non-fiction texts to develop reading comprehension skills including: retrieval inference, analysis, summarising/ comparing and evaluation. KPIs 1-7
  • Students will also focus on developing essential descriptive and creative writing skills with focus on KPIs 8-12.
  • Speaking and listening skills will also be addressed with focus on KPIs 13-and 15

 

Term 2

This term…

  • Students will focus on Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ to develop reading comprehension skills including: retrieval inference and language analysis with a focus on character evaluation. KPIs 1-4 and 6.
  • Students will also focus on developing essential non-fiction writing skills with a focus on formal letter writing and speech writing. KPIs 8-12.
  • Speaking and listening skills will also be addressed with focus on KPIs 14 and 15.

 

Term 3

This term…

  • Students will revisit the reading comprehension and writing skills developed in the Autumn and Spring Terms in preparation for the United Learning End of Year Common Assessments. KPIs 1-12
  • Students will also focus on transferring and developing analytical skills in to the context of poetry .KPIs 1-4
  • Speaking and listening skills will also be addressed with focus on presenting and debating ideas in whole class and group discussions. KPI 16

 

Year 8

Term 1

This term…

  • Students will use a choice of three novels and designated non-fiction texts to develop reading comprehension skills including: retrieval inference, analysis, summarising/ comparing and evaluation. KPIs 1-7
  • Students will also focus on developing essential descriptive and creative writing skills with focus on KPIs 8-12.
  • Speaking and listening skills will also be addressed with focus on KPIs 13-and 15

 

Term 2

This term…

  • Students will use Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ to develop reading comprehension skills including: retrieval inference and language analysis with a focus on character evaluation. KPIs 1-4 and 6.
  • Students will also focus on developing essential non-fiction writing skills with a focus on article and leaflet writing. KPIs 8-12.
  • Speaking and listening skills will also be addressed with focus on KPIs 14 and 15.

 

Term 3

This term…

  • Students will revisit the reading comprehension and writing skills developed in the Autumn and Spring terms in preparation for the United Learning End of Year Common Assessments. KPIs 1-12
  • Students will also focus on transferring and developing analytical skills in to the context of poetry .KPIs 1-4
  • Speaking and listening skills will also be addressed with focus on presenting and debating ideas in whole class and group discussions. KPI 16

 

Year  9 

Term 1

This term…

  • Students will use a choice three novels and designated non-fiction texts to develop reading comprehension skills including: retrieval inference, analysis, summarising/ comparing and evaluation. KPIs 1-5
  • Students will also focus on developing essential descriptive and creative writing skills with focus on KPIs 6-10.
  • Speaking and listening skills will also be addressed with focus on KPIs 12-and 13

 

Term 2

This term…

  • Students will use Willy Russell’s ‘Blood Brothers’ to develop reading comprehension skills including: retrieval inference and language analysis with a focus on character evaluation. KPIs 1-4.
  • Students will also focus on developing essential non-fiction writing skills with a focus on review, report and podcast writing. KPIs 8-12.
  • Speaking and listening skills will also be addressed with focus on KPIs 12 and 13

 

Term 3

This term…

  • Students will revisit the reading comprehension and writing skills developed in the Autumn and Spring terms in preparation for the United Learning End of Year Common Assessments. KPIs 1-10
  • Students will also focus on transferring and developing comparison skills in to the context of poetry .KPIs 1-4
  • Speaking and listening skills will also be addressed with focus on presenting and debating ideas in whole class and group discussions. KPIs 12 and 13

 

Year 10

Term 1

This Term…

  • Students will use a range of fictional extracts and the novel ‘A Christmas Carol’ to develop reading comprehension skills including: retrieval inference, language/structural analysis and evaluation. 

  • Students will also focus on developing essential descriptive and creative writing skills with focus on content, organisation and technical accuracy. 

Term 2

This term…

  • Students will use range of non-fiction extracts and the play to develop reading comprehension skills including: retrieval inference, language analysis, summarising/ and comparison.
  • Students will also focus on developing essential non-fiction writing skills focus on content, organisation and technical accuracy.
  • In the last three weeks of the term students will prepare and record the speaking and listening component of the language qualification.

 

Term 3

 

This term…

  • Students will be focusing on the play ‘Blood Brothers’ in order to develop the way that they analyse and evaluate the way theme is presented in the play
  • Students will then focus on the poetry anthology and unseen poetry.
  • All these components together make up the Literature Paper 2 exam.

 

Year 11

Term 1

 

Term 2

 

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