Key Stage 3 Speaking and Listening

Year 7

  • Formal presentation.
  • Informal presentation.
  • Dramatic improvisation.
  • Rehearse and perform a play script and poetry.

Year 8

  • Formal persuasive speech.
  • Formal debate/ structured discussion.
  • Role play/ hot seat exercise based on the characters in the text/s studied.

Year 9

  • Spoken Language Analysis – informal discussion based on Barack Obama speeches in Iowa (locker room) and Chicago (post presidential election victory)
    KEY SKILLS: listening and spotting key features (verbal and non-verbal); analysis and comparison of key features; analysing difference in context.

GCSE Speaking and Listening to be completed in Year 9.


Key Stage 3 Reading

Year 7

Content list:

  1. Short stories from different genres.
  2. Pre and post-1914 poetry (to include consideration of forms such as the ballad and sonnet and specific techniques such as rhyme, blank verse, rhythm, punctuation).
  3. Modern novel
  4. Modern drama
  5. Formal and informal letters.
  6. Magazine articles.
  7. Advertisements.
  8. Diary entries.
  9. Study of two authors.
  10. Transition sessions and induction to the Study Centre.

Year 8

Content:

  1. Drama: A Midsummer Night’s Dream or The Taming of the Shrew. Also to include a study of Shakespeare.
  2. Prose: Study of seminal world literature Also to include a study of the author.
  3. Modern Poetry.
  4. Autobiographical texts.
  5. Travel writing.
  6. Diaries and letters.
  7. Persuasive pieces.
  8. Argument pieces.
  9. Guided Reading sessions.

Year 9

Content:

  1. Drama: Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night or Much Ado About Nothing. Also to include consideration of alternative staging affecting interpretations.
  2. Prose: three short pre-1914 texts.  Also to include the study of an author.
  3. Poetry: pre and post-1914.  Also to include the study of a poet.
  4. Non-fiction comparison of texts.
  5. Analysis of speeches, spoken language study – Obama.  Consider at least two contexts.
  6. Non-fiction argument.
  7. Non-fiction persuasion.

Key Stage 3 Writing

Year 7

Content:

  1. Formal and informal writing – through word choices, grammar and register.
  2. Imaginative writing – including the development of a narrative viewpoint, tone, paragraphing for impact, grammar, vocabulary, figurative language and structure.
  3. Play scripts, including structure, characterisation, setting and tone.
  4. Poetry writing.
  5. Analytical essay writing, including the PEE format, topic starter sentences, explanatory connectives and technical vocabulary.
  6. Summary writing.
  7. The use of literary and rhetorical devices formally and informally.
  8. Letter writing formal and informal.
  9. Magazine articles.
  10. Diary writing.
  11. Advertisements.

Year 8

Content:

  1. Formality, through word choices, grammar and register.
  2. Imaginative writing, including the development of a narrative viewpoint, tone, paragraphing for impact, structure.
  3. Analytical essay writing.
  4. Autobiographical writing.
  5. Empathetic writing.
  6. Summary writing.
  7. Writing to persuade.
  8. Writing to argue.
  9. The use of literary and rhetorical devices formally and informally.
  10. Letter writing formal and informal.
  11. Travel writing through magazine articles, especially structure, tone and grammar and word choices
  12. The development of narrative voices through diary writing.
  13. Leaflet writing.

Year 9

Content:

  1. Analytical essay writing.
  2. Creative and imaginative writing.
  3. Speech writing.
  4. Summarizing.
  5. Formal letter writing.
  6. Magazine articles: an advice column. The emphasis should be on structure, form and appropriate tone and voice.
  7. Writing to argue/ advise (in preparation for GCSE).
  8. Writing to persuade.