Students in Year 9 have 4 English lessons each week.
In Year 9, students have homework set set every week.
All homework tasks are set on the school system EPraise and larger files referenced may be uploaded to Microsoft Teams.
They will read the text in full and look at how setting and characters are presented. They will learn about the social and historical context of the book and explore themes the author is addressing. They will analyse language and structural features and have different writing opportunities to use them. Spelling, grammar and punctuation will also be a focus throughout.
Students will explore the Elizabethan era and discuss how a contemporary audience would react compared to a modern audience. They will understand Shakespearean language and how he uses it to present this tragedy. They will learn terminology related to Drama and have role play opportunities to aid their understanding of plot and character.
Students are assessed 5-6 times a year, usually once every half term at the end of each topic.
Often a reading and a writing assessment are completed, occasionally there may be a focus on just reading or writing.
End of Year Assessment:
This will bring all the skills together in the form of: