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Year 8 Curriculum Information - English
Topics covered in the Autumn term
  • Autumn 1 – Poetry from Around the World
  • Autumn 2 – Shakespearean Tradegies - Extract based
Topics Covered in the Spring Term
  • Spring 1 – Adventure Literature
  • Spring 2 – Stories through time (Myths, Legends and Etymology)
Topics Covered in the Summer Term
  • Summer 1 – How to be a journalist
  • Summer 2 – Of Mice and Men
Assessment

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
  • Black Beauty - Anna Sewell
  • Carries War – Nina Bawden
  • Don’t pick on me, Rosemary Stones
  • Hacker – Malorie Blackman
  • Hartslove - K.M.Grant
  • Heart Beat – Sharon Creech
  • Heart Burn - Anne Cassidy
  • Northern Lights - Phillip Pullman
  • Ruby in the Smoke – Phillip Pullman
  • Saffy’s Angel – Hilary McKay
  • Siberia – Ann Halam Tuck
  • Sister Missing – Sophie McKenzie
  • Teenage Buddies – Michaela Morgan
  • The Borrowers – Mary Norton
  • The Bread Winner – Deborah Ellis
  • The Dead of Winter – Chris Priestly
  • The Death Defying Pepper Roux- G. McCaughrean
  • The Jungle Book - Rudyard Kipling
  • Twelve Minutes to midnight - Christopher Edge
  • Witch Child - Celia Rees
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Setting

Sets are initially based upon KS2 NC Levels and Cat scores. They are reviewed regularly by the HoD, and the English team. Parents will be informed if a set move is necessary.

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