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Overview

  • In Year 8 students are taught in ability sets. The units of study are designed to build on the skills acquired in Year 7 to analyse and discuss different types of writing, both fiction and non-fiction.

Curriculum

During the school year, the following curriculum activities will take place.

Autumn Term: Spring Term: Summer Term:
Half Term 1: Lord of the Flies (outsiders/survival):
  • Reading and analysing a novel.
Half Term 3: Travel Writing:
  • Creating and responding to non-fiction texts.
Half Term 5: Horror writing:
  • Exploring and creating Gothic writing.
Half Term 2:
  • Analysing themes and techniques in a range of different poems and adapting them into prose.
Half Term 4: Shakespeare:
  • Romeo and Juliet
Half Term 6: Writing to Argue:
  • Building on skills learnt in Year 7.

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