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24/04/19

Retweeted From Beth Costar

Super exciting to see the first edit of the video today filmed at ! and I deserve oscars, in my humble opinion 😋

24/04/19

Retweeted From RWBAHolocaust

On May 21 we are partnering with to host one day FREE 'Unpacking the Holocaust'. 90% of course participants rate it excellent, 10% good. Book your teacher place https://t.co/j9psrvO64b RT

24/04/19

Retweeted From RWBAHolocaust

Looking forward to supporting our friends tomorrow & contributing a 'MY world to OUR world thinking' presentation to their Global Citizenship Day. Lots to discuss, great to think & learn together. https://t.co/oMCV9GsKvg

24/04/19

Retweeted From IF Oxford

Join John on May 1st for an afternoon of invigorating science, technology, and innovations in Genomics. Registration (free) here: https://t.co/F8OjRiLjMg for an exciting event packed with speakers, panel discussions, and networking! https://t.co/Qm6uJqbHjL

24/04/19

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson FCCT FRSA

the video shot is fab! do us proud 🙌🏻 https://t.co/sUrQEBK4Ij

24/04/19

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson FCCT FRSA

Massive thank you to everyone who has planned, coordinated & delivered INSET for our team during the last 2 days! https://t.co/XWjy67TSX2

24/04/19

We need to see who replies?

24/04/19

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson FCCT FRSA

Lovely to see at today! Thanks for organising twilight. Can’t wait for the day tomorrow & in May 🙌🏻 https://t.co/0wcNcmbZQu

24/04/19

Retweeted From Jeremy Hannay

At the lovely and am completely inspired by - an immersive world of story and community. Welcome to 🤩👌 https://t.co/OVOfhmQXbA

24/04/19

Retweeted From Jeremy Hannay

Just watched a beautiful video on the platform from Dinner360. A man and his daughter. It evokes thoughts about We could weave this in to our themes of Identity and Community & Mind, Body & Soul

24/04/19

Retweeted From Jeremy Hannay

How can we better link the with our curriculum and the new platform? Great question https://t.co/9PjI6qMxVP

24/04/19

Retweeted From Jeremy Hannay

How can we make those connections with the and our new curriculum. Here’s how 🤩🤓 https://t.co/3wxo5oOpQ6

24/04/19

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24/04/19

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24/04/19

Retweeted From Edtech Impact

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24/04/19

Retweeted From Penny Rabiger

And we’re off! Starting the session with a lovely group of teachers who have come to to learn about https://t.co/dKtm2YeTi2

24/04/19

Retweeted From Carolyn Saul

If any has photos of how they use their board effectively can you post the please. Thanks for today Bennie it was fab 📚✒️📝

24/04/19

Retweeted From Julie Hunter

Staff ready to become word experts now. https://t.co/YU0IUkMzOt

24/04/19

Retweeted From Bansi Kara FCCT

Loved working with the team today on Ingrained Literacy strategies! So many useful discussions about how to make literacy an intrinsic part of our pedagogy. https://t.co/l5WO3R9bJr

24/04/19

It would be interesting to know how many of our parents & carers are following us to ask them too?

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