English

Further details are available below on the subjects available in the English Faculty for Knutsford School.

Course Summary 

The English Learning Centre at Knutsford Academy offers an engaging, exciting and challenging variety of activities such as: 

  1. A Novel – recent novels have included Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo and Holes by Louis Sachar.
  2. A Shakespeare play – the plays are taught through drama activities and performances, and next year will include Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet and The Tempest.
  3. Creative Writing – through creative writing topics students gain experience of writing imaginatively using a variety of sensory prompts, research of people and places, and styles of writing. Year seven pupils will write to persuade or inform an audience as well as their own stories.

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Term 1:

The Novel – Develop an appreciation and love of reading through the reading of a whole text, with study of language, structure, genre, context, form and author.

Editorial Writing – Using non-fiction texts to strengthen accuracy, fluency and organisation of written texts for a wide range of purposes and audiences.

 

Term 2:

Shakespeare play study – An in depth study of Twelfth Night, supported through improvising, rehearsing and performing, to develop an understanding of language and meaning.

Poetry Through The Ages – Poetry covering a wide range of historical periods and forms including pre-1914 and contemporary poets.

 

Term 3:

Historical Recreations -Use texts from a wide range of historical periods to shape and inform our creation of a convincing narrative voice.

The Debate – Participate in formal debates and structured discussions, using a key themes from the novel study earlier in the year.

Term 1:

Exploring and Creating Texts – Texts covering a wide range of historical periods, forms and authors, including pre-1914, contemporary and seminal world literature.

Term 2:

Reading and Writing Skills – Using an anthology of English and world literature to build on analytical skills for prose and drama.

Using non-fiction texts to strengthen accuracy, fluency and organisation of written texts for a wide range of purposes and audiences.

Term 3:

Seminal World Literature – Develop an appreciation and love of reading through the reading of a whole text, with study of language, structure, genre, context, form and author.