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19/07/19

We are absolutely delighted to have won this award! Thank you Miss Costar for making this happen 🎉 https://t.co/KAOQhN6Oi4

19/07/19

Fantastic Celebration Assembly this morning🙌Congratulations to all the students who were nominated this year - a great achievement, well done. Enjoy the Summer holiday and we look forward to welcoming you all back in September for our third year! https://t.co/byCCWYc1k7

19/07/19

Congratulations to the Malala Faculty for winning not only the Sports Day shield but also the Inter-Faculty Challenges Cup this year! https://t.co/hTFrNenEeM

17/07/19

A fantastic afternoon at the Sports Day 2019 🏆 Well done and thank you to all the students that took part, to all those cheering them on, to for helping us run the day and to our wonderful PE department for making it all happen 🙌 https://t.co/nPGnZ0oyWg

16/07/19

Year 8's have been investigating, designing and building marble mazes this week in Science https://t.co/rswxBAM1Gw

11/07/19

What is a chemical reaction? Our Year 8's have been experimenting in Chemistry this week https://t.co/vjRUJTx64l

08/07/19

enjoyed the and in London on Friday. They learnt about gender equality, queer history, intersex rights, wrote poetry and learnt how to make a positive change via social media https://t.co/LteBfCFCRl

05/07/19

It's 🎉 Congratulations to our winners this week for embodying our 'Confidence' https://t.co/Np9RCe2WnQ

04/07/19

Wow! Our STEAMettes club have been exploring painting using forces and marbling techniques to create some amazing planets for our Physics lab 🌎 https://t.co/1m65T5Y5jk

03/07/19

What a great way to start this beautiful day . 7I enjoying a game of kick rounders in PE this morning https://t.co/deCdRESxBQ

02/07/19

At our Year 6 days, we have been team building in PE, crime solving in English and taking part in some French games 🙌 https://t.co/q54kzeduAu

02/07/19

It has been wonderful meeting our rising Year 7's on their transition days this week https://t.co/7CKjFqtQU9

27/06/19

A reminder that school will be closed tomorrow for students. We look forward to seeing you on Monday! https://t.co/ALQml6jRMv

27/06/19

We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Science Technician to join the team in September! Come and join our wonderful school: https://t.co/fxruolYPNY https://t.co/PdNfEtp9TZ

27/06/19

Some inspirational rewrites of "Upon Westminster Bridge" by 8R this morning, exploring how poetic language is used to raise awareness of current issues https://t.co/rVxZY7YWFw

25/06/19

Retweeted From Pride Youth Network

Great to see are going full steam ahead with their especially creating around school🌈This is a great start in creating 🤝 Keep up the good work! If you want this in your school sign up here👉 https://t.co/mqMWvsH7o4 https://t.co/jjQkSGVSkW

25/06/19

A great session with our Pride Youth Network and Gina, our Student Health Nurse, discussing and questioning 'What does gender and sexuality mean to you?" https://t.co/Qbxl3Gzfws

24/06/19

Year 8 students have been developing a timeline of the Holocaust today in Humanties. Year 7's, currently studying "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas" in English Literature, joined them to admire their work https://t.co/oVSdxiz1rR

21/06/19

These amazing students were all awarded certificates for showing Integrity this week! Congratulations 🎉 https://t.co/XZNzggvoDt

19/06/19

Pupils from joined Voices of Aureus for a fabulous GLF Music Festival yesterday where they performed to parents and carers'. Well done to all involved, they were amazing! https://t.co/okhnDwZ0iY

English Language

English Language is studied separately to English Literature across KS3 and KS4, as we believe it is an important subject in its own right.

Year 7

In year 7, students consolidate their understand of the principles of grammar through the exploration of mythology in the first two terms. Then, after Christmas, students study speeches, learning how to analyse, argue and persuade whilst developing their knowledge of how small building blocks such as individual words and sentences contribute to the overall meaning. Later in the year, students will study the art of short stories, with the opportunity to read a number of short stories and write their own.  Students will then prepare for an exam, an opportunity to become more comfortable with the exam process, before GCSE. Finally, students will study intertextuality and how texts relate to each other. 

Year 7 Curriculum Overview - English Language

Year 8

In year 8, students develop on the content learnt in year 7, which outlines principles of grammar in term one and two. In year 8, this is further developed in unit one, using traditional stories such as Biblical tales and fables as a vehicle to solidify the student’s knowledge of grammar as well as developing their understanding of literary history. In term two, students return to creative writing and the craft of writing the short story, further developing using old and new techniques to create an enthralling short story. Term three and four begin to prepare students for GCSE, by introducing students to the techniques needed to analyse non-fiction texts.  The summer term introduces a unit focussed on oracy, allowing students to develop their speaking and listening skills, a key skill for later life.  The final unit of work in year 8 again further develops on rhetorical techniques learnt in year 7.

Year 8 Curriculum Overview - English Language