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Notre Dame High School

Notre Dame
High School

English

KS3 English comprises of English language (looking in detail at the structure of language) and English literature, looking in detail at texts form books, plays and poetry.

You also have a Library lesson once a fortnight in which you will read and discuss a series of set texts.

 

Curriculum 

  Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
Aut.1 Myths & Legends: Mythos Introduction to Prose: Creative Writing, Novel study Lived Experiences: Non-fiction, Novel study 
Aut.2 Myths & Legends: Mythos Introduction to Prose: Creative Writing, Novel study Lived Experiences: Non-fiction, Novel study
Spr.1 Introduction to Poetry: Pre- and post-1900 anthology Multimodal Expression: Non-fiction, graphic and audio-visual storytelling Social Pressures: Much Ado About Nothing, Modern poetry
Spr.2 Introduction to Poetry: Pre- and post-1900 anthology Multimodal Expression: Non-fiction, graphic and audio-visual storytelling Social Pressures: Much Ado About Nothing, Modern poetry
Sum.1 Introduction to Shakespeare: Anthology Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream OR Julius Caesar Protest Writing: Poetry, prose and non-fiction
Sum.2 Introduction to Shakespeare: Anthology Oracy: ‘Dragon’s Den’ project Protest Writing: Poetry, prose and non-fiction

Library lessons set texts spread over the year:

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
Fly Me Home
After Tomorrow
The Giver
A Monster  Calls
After the Fire

Where will this subject lead me?
 

KS4 English Language and Literature

In Years 10-11 all students study GCSE qualifications in both English Language and English Literature (two separate GCSEs).  For more information visit our KS4 subject pages for:

Career Pathways

English is useful for all jobs as it helps you develop important analysis and written communication skills. Most employers always say they want people with good English skills.

If you enjoy English you could use your creative and analytical skills to work in a huge range of different career areas. 

If you are interested in the Arts and like reading, media, the theatre or events, there are lots of opportunities in broadcasting, publishing and arts management. 

If you like debating and putting together persuasive arguments you may enjoy law, politics and government or business roles. English combines well with all subjects.