During your key stage 3 years at Walton you can expect to cover a broad range of texts to help you prepare for further study. Your teacher will guide you through many different novels and use the text as a basis for setting you pieces of work to show off your written skills. You will be introduced to texts from a variety of cultures and historical eras to help expand your range of reading. In addition to this, your teacher will show you how to analyse poetry and teach you skills to tackle unseen poetry.
There will be an expectation that you read outside of lessons and you will be given the opportunity to read often throughout your lessons. At Walton the English department has a very strong relationship with the Learning Resources Centre and we enjoy different library sessions to introduce new books to you we hope you’ll enjoy on an individual level.
At the end of each half term, you will sit an assessment within your classroom which your subject teacher will mark. These will inform your teacher when she/he gives you your data progress grades. As well as this, you can expect your teacher to mark your books and give you suggested grades on extended pieces of work.
- Autobiography & Text Types
- Sharks – non-fiction writing
- Introduction to Poetry
- Shakespeare – ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’
- Holiday Project
- Pre-1914 Prose – ‘Jane Eyre’
- Speaking & Listening
- Shakespeare – ‘Much Ado About Nothing’
- Gothic Fiction