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Year 7 Curriculum Information - English
Topics covered in the Autumn term
  • Autumn 1 – Transition Unit - Writing
  • Autumn 2 – Transition Unit - Reading
Topics Covered in the Spring Term
  • Spring 1 – Dickens project
  • Spring 2 - Shakespeare project
Topics Covered in the Summer Term
  • Summer 1 – Midnight Zoo
  • Summer 2 – Midnight Zoo

Each half-term unit includes either a reading or writing assessment with a specific Assessment Objective focus.

Special Requirements/Equipment

All students should have: pen, pencils, highlighters, a ruler

Home Learning

One AR Literacy HL and one English HL will be set each week.

Reading List
  • Chinese Cinderella – Adeline Yen Mah
  • Coraline – Neil Gaiman
  • Cry of the Wolf - Melvin Burgess
  • Everlasting – Natalie Babitt
  • Everybody Jam – Ali Lewis
  • Finding Violet Park – Jenny Valentine
  • Five Children and It – E.Nesbit
  • Good Night Mr Tom – Michelle Magorian
  • Holes – Louis Sacher
  • Lone Wolf - Alan Gibbons
  • Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
  • River Boy - Tim Bowler
  • Skulduggery Pleasant Series – Derek Landy
  • Sky Hawk/White Dolphin – Gill lewis
  • Something Different Savage – David Almond
  • Stig of the Dump – Clive King
  • The Call of the Wild - Jack London
  • The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman
  • Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson
  • War Horse - Michael Morpurgo
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Sets are initially based upon KS2 NC Levels and Cat scores. They will be reviewed regularly by the HoD and the English team and parents will be informed if a set move is necessary.

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