Bedminster Down School

English

INTRODUCTION

In English, our aim is to support your child’s development in the essential skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening. Pupils will explore an exciting range of pre and post-20th century literature across a range of forms, including novels, plays and poetry. Pupils are encouraged to write creatively, analytically and imaginatively, using the successful features of other writers to guide and inspire them.

 

SCHEME OF WORK

 Even at Key Stage 3, students are developing the skills on which they will be tested at the end of Key Stage 4. All of our schemes of work are centred on a text which forms a stimulus for their own writing.

 In class, pupils will be challenged through independent, paired and group work.  Pupils are encouraged to build upon these skills at home by reading and writing regularly. In addition to this, regular SAM learning tasks are set to support learning outside of the classroom.

 

ASSESSMENT

Students complete a formal assessment twice termly (Key Stage 3) and fortnightly (Key Stage 4), covering either reading or writing skills. Their progress is then tracked using Doddle, and intervention is targeted on specific areas of weakness. Class books are marked on a regular basis, with teachers encouraging students to address any errors.

 

TEACHING UNITS

Year 7:

 Year 8:

 Year 9:

 Year 10 – GCSE:

 Year 11 – GCSE:

 

OTHER INFORMATION

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