English – Key Stage 3

Year 7

Half TermTopics to be coveredKey skills covered
Autumn HT 1Heroes and Villains Unit
1. Main text: ‘Hunger Games’
2. Representations of characters
1. Character creation
2. Analysis of text and film
3. Supporting ideas with evidence
4. Tracking character development across a text
Autumn HT 2Heroes and Villains Unit
1. Main text: ‘Hunger Games’
2. Discursive Writing
1. Constructing a balanced argument
2. Paragraph structure and whole text organisation
3. Use of connective
Spring HT 1Islands Unit
1. Main text: ‘The Tempest’
2. Desert Island Discs
3. Descriptive Writing
1. Structuring a Narrative
2. Adding detail to descriptive writing
3. Character Analysis
4. Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar
Spring HT 2Islands Unit
1. Main text: ‘The Tempest’
2. Shakespeare’s Language
1. Narrative Structure
2. Exploring Shakespeare’s Language
3. Supporting Ideas with Evidence
4. Inference and Deduction
Summer HT 1Animals Unit
1. Main text: ‘Animal Farm’ and a Poetry Anthology
1. Analysis of Poetry
2. Literary Techniques
3. Supporting ideas with evidence
Summer HT 2Animals Unit
1. Main text: ‘Animal Farm’ and a Poetry Anthology
2. Writing to Argue and Persuade
1. Rhetorical devices and techniques
2. Debating and public speaking skills
3. Supporting and developing an Argument