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19/10/18

Thanks for coming to nurture our staff 🙌🏼

19/10/18

Retweeted From RELAXKIDSSOUTHOXON

A pleasure to “Just Relax” you this afternoon. I hope you all get some relax time this half term- well deserved! Thank you especially https://t.co/XbXrQbglJe

19/10/18

Team Aureus & Team collaborating with on a Road Safety campaign to slow down drivers on the Great Western Park https://t.co/CZEFY65RLc

19/10/18

Happy half-term to our hardworking community. The staff have worked tirelessly to start our 2nd year smoothly. Our students continue to strive to be Aureus Ambassadors. You have all earned a week’s rest. Remember to be Ready, Respectful & Safe. Enjoy the break! See you on 29/10. https://t.co/KBNArVmJd9

19/10/18

Retweeted From VbE Zone

Excellent Values-based Education Oxfordshire network meeting . Lots of sharing of excellent practice about how to embed values and support emotional and mental health. https://t.co/QFyxw38g4L

19/10/18

Retweeted From Dr Neil Hawkes

Great to be meeting at excellent Leading the way in secondary school values work. https://t.co/KisnzILK6w

19/10/18

Retweeted From GEMS Didcot Primary

Last term, some of our students worked with artist Rachel Barbaresi to design some road safety posters urging drivers to slow down on Great Western Park. Some of the children took part in a photo shoot today to display their work. A powerful message.... https://t.co/q2gnwnH699

17/10/18

Retweeted From Aureus Primary

We had a lovely open evening for prospective pupils tonight. It was great to show off our beautiful school. Thanks for creating a creative learning environment for our Poppies https://t.co/rLGNtbHloX

17/10/18

Retweeted From Aureus Primary

We had a lovely open evening for prospective pupils tonight. It was great to show off our beautiful school. Thanks for creating a creative learning environment for our Daffodils https://t.co/MNTfPTlQHa

17/10/18

Retweeted From Aureus Primary

We had a lovely open evening for prospective pupils tonight. It was great to show off our beautiful school. Thanks for creating a creative learning environment for our Daisies https://t.co/OwniZZ1hob

17/10/18

Retweeted From Aureus Primary

We had a lovely open evening for prospective pupils tonight. It was great to show off our beautiful school. Thanks for creating a creative learning environment for our Daffodils https://t.co/97heuKOdYU

17/10/18

Retweeted From Aureus Primary

Thank you to our amazing site team. The behind the scenes preparation including the cleaning, the tidying, the building, the litter picking, the catering, the admin and the support staff make our school what it is. https://t.co/Dgc1OKrjB5

17/10/18

Retweeted From Oxon MHWB

Would anyone be interested in doing a 5-10 minute presentation on the 5th?

17/10/18

Retweeted From VbE Zone

Celebrate World Values Day with and Oxford University's Tony Eaude! Book tickets for a fantastic EVENT - a day of values-based expertise and experiences. Friday 19th October! All welcome. https://t.co/UKmspdGTvR https://t.co/V3M5SzYdr7

17/10/18

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson FCCT FRSA

Free online training https://t.co/XosC03xh3X

15/10/18

Retweeted From Paul

kicking off our Digital Skills curriculum workshop at https://t.co/QB442bOWpi

15/10/18

Retweeted From Oxfordshire County Music Service

We're looking for the next young musical star in Oxfordshire! 18/10/18 - , OX11 6FF (4:45PM-7PM) 31/10.18 - , OX28 1DX (4:30PM-7PM) No pre-registration, simply turn up on the day! Entrance is £3 per individual or £5 per group. https://t.co/BVIQ8skJ1U

14/10/18

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson FCCT FRSA

we would love the meditation pod for

14/10/18

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson FCCT FRSA

We would love to connect re our school in Oxfordshire. re a collaborative business partnership

14/10/18

Retweeted From VbE Zone

Celebrate World Values Day with and Oxford University's Tony Eaude! Book tickets for a fantastic EVENT - a day of values-based expertise and experiences. Friday 19th October! All welcome. https://t.co/UKmspdGTvR https://t.co/XnaMB28xFT

English Literature

Year 7

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

In Year 7, students are introduced to the history of English Literature and encouraged to learn the social and historical contexts of key texts, such as The Canterbury Tales and epic poetry from Western Europe.  The study of a Shakespeare text in full is tied in with the Drama curriculum and our performance in the Shakespeare Schools Festival.  Students go on to learn how to analyse language and structure using Medieval and Renaissance poetry.  The Summer term is dedicated to consolidating skills learned over the year using a contemporary reader. The core skills of location, inference and analysis are the focus for this foundation year.

Year 7 Curriculum Overview - English Literature

Year 8

In year 8, students build upon and develop their understanding of literature, engaging with a greater range of more challenging texts.

Students begin the year by further developing their analytical skills, through an exploration of poetry from around the world, considering how contextual factors influence the both the production and reception of a given text. Throughout this unit, students are encouraged to utilise cross-curricular links drawing on their knowledge from history, geography and religious studies, considering the different life experiences of the poets. Then, after Christmas, students commence their most challenging unit to date: a study of pre-19th century literature, in preparation for their English GCSE, where they will have to study a pre-19th century text. Students will study ‘A Christmas Carol’, which is itself a GCSE text, allowing students to benefit from a greater challenge in terms of structure, vocabulary and content. Following this, students will study a play by Arthur Miller, exploring the different format as well as the subject matter raised by the text. Then, towards the end of the year, students will study the multi-award winning text by Mark Haddon ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’.

Year 8 Curriculum Overview - English Literature