Important Messages: Please see the letter from Ms Jackson regarding current arrangements.
Year 9 Curriculum Information - English
Topics covered in the Autumn term
  • Autumn 1 – To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Autumn 2 – To Kill a Mockingbird
Topics Covered in the Spring Term
  • Spring 1 – Inequality and Prejudice in literature
  • Spring 2 – 19th Century Writing
Topics Covered in the Summer Term
  • Summer 1 – Macbeth
  • Summer 2 – Macbeth
Assessment

Each half-term unit includes either a reading or writing assessment with a specific Assessment Objective focus.

Special Requirements/Equipment

All students should have: pen, pencils, highlighters, a ruler

Home Learning

One AR/ Literacy HL and one English HL will be set each week.

Reading List
  • Alien – Tony Bradman
  • Cosmic – Frank Cottrell Boyce
  • Gulliver’s Travels - Jonathan Swift
  • Lord of the Flies - William Golding
  • My Sister lives on the Mantelpiece – Annabel Pitcher
  • My Swordhand is Swinging - Marcus Sedgewick
  • North Child – Edith Patou
  • Noughts and Crosses – Malorie Blackman
  • Now You See Me - Emma Haughton
  • Out of Shadows - Jason Wallace
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
  • The Book Thief – Marcus Zuzak
  • The Diary of Anne Frank – Anne Frank
  • Throne of Glass - Sarah J Maas
  • Virus – Mary Chapman
  • Vrajak Paw – S F Said
  • Watership Down – Richard Adam
  • What I Was – Meg Rosoff
  • Whispers in the Graveyard – Teresa Breslin
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Setting

Sets are initially based upon KS2 NC Levels and Cat scores. They are reviewed regularly by the HoD, and the English team. Parents will be informed if a set move is necessary.

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