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We are absolutely delighted to have won this award! Thank you Miss Costar for making this happen 🎉


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!


Congratulations to the Malala Faculty for winning not only the Sports Day shield but also the Inter-Faculty Challenges Cup this year!


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 🙌


Year 8's have been investigating, designing and building marble mazes this week in Science


What is a chemical reaction? Our Year 8's have been experimenting in Chemistry this week


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


It's 🎉 Congratulations to our winners this week for embodying our 'Confidence'


Wow! Our STEAMettes club have been exploring painting using forces and marbling techniques to create some amazing planets for our Physics lab 🌎


What a great way to start this beautiful day . 7I enjoying a game of kick rounders in PE this morning


At our Year 6 days, we have been team building in PE, crime solving in English and taking part in some French games 🙌


It has been wonderful meeting our rising Year 7's on their transition days this week


A reminder that school will be closed tomorrow for students. We look forward to seeing you on Monday!


We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Science Technician to join the team in September! Come and join our wonderful school:


Some inspirational rewrites of "Upon Westminster Bridge" by 8R this morning, exploring how poetic language is used to raise awareness of current issues


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👉


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?"


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


These amazing students were all awarded certificates for showing Integrity this week! Congratulations 🎉


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!

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