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Year 7


The first term in Y7 is designed to help students apply their existing Literacy skills (from primary school) to the more challenging expectations of secondary English.


These usually take place towards the end of each half term. Marks for each assessment focus are recorded on G4S. All assessments are closed book.


 Growing Up 1

Develop your writing skills and learn to apply these to autobiography and biography. Reflect on your own childhood and the childhood of others and use this to inform your writing.

Writing – class assessment

Write a section of your own autobiography.


 Growing Up 2

Read a contemporary novel and learn to analyse how a writer creates character. Begin to consider how writers use language and structure to create meaning.

Literature – hall exam

Analyse how character is presented in an extract from the contemporary novel you have studied.


 Stories From Around the World 1

Learn to appreciate stories from different countries and cultures. Analyse how authors present their culture in their writing.

Literature – class assessment

Analyse a short story in order to explain how the author presents his culture.


 Stories From Around the World 2

Research another country and its culture. Explore a range of artefacts from around the world. Develop your narrative writing skills to entertain your reader and create a sense of place.

Writing – class assessment

Write a short story about another country and culture in third person.


 Dystopian Fiction

Explore a wide range of short stories and extracts from dystopian novels, focusing on how writers use language, form and structure for particular effects. Begin to consider how historical context and genre influences what you are reading.

Literature – class assessment

Analyse an extract from ‘The Time Machine’ by HG Wells.


 Poetry Investigation

Students explore a range of poetic forms and techniques.



 Post 1914 Drama

Study a modern play text.