English in Year 9

English is one of the three core subjects within the National Curriculum along with Science and Mathematics. Our aim is to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment.

4 Hours a Fortnight

Autumn Term:  Romeo and Juliet -  conventions of a tragedy, Shakespearean sonnet, conventions of a play. 

Spring Term:  Poetry

Summer Term:  Jane Eyre

3 Hours a Fortnight

Teachers deliver dedicated grammar lessons where students master the knowledge and skills needed to craft their writing.  This results in all students having an improved command of academic language and an ability to express themselves with precision, confidence, and clarity.

Year 9  - Writing Mastery 3. 

Year 9 have followed the same scheme of learning as year 8 for Writing Mastery as this is the first year of the Ark Curriculum for them. Future cohorts who have been taught Writing Mastery 2 and 3 will have reached level 4 by year 9.

Students read together with their tutor.  We have a wide diverse range of texts in our canon:  Pigeon English, Rooftoppers, Holes, Long Way Down, Private Peaceful, Refugee, Woman in Black, Last Paper Crane, The Black Flamingo,  Lives and Times, Ness, A Monster Calls, Treasure Island. 

Students during DEAR