Soham Village College

English - Year 7

  Units
The first term in Year 7 is designed to help students apply their existing Literacy skills (from primary school) to the more challenging expectations of secondary English.
Assessments
These usually take place towards the end of each half term. Marks for each assessment focus are recorded on G4S.

Autumn  

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.
Spring  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 – hall exam
Write a short story about another country and culture in third person.
Summer  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 a specified dystopian text that has been studied in class.
Post 1914 Drama
Study a modern play text.
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