Bristol Gateway School

Bristol Gateway School

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Year 7 & 8 English Curriculum

Course Description: English in KS3 builds upon students reading and comprehension skills including understanding themes, inferences, motifs, characters and quotes. The main areas of focus are: Reading, Writing, Grammar and vocabulary and Spoken English. Students will develop an appreciation and love of reading, and read increasingly challenging material independently through reading a wide range of fiction and non-fiction, including in particular whole books, short stories, poems and plays with a wide coverage of genres, historical periods, forms and authors. 


Students will learn to:

  1.    Write accurately, fluently, effectively and at length for pleasure and information
  2.    Plan, draft, edit and proof-read
  3.    Consolidate and build on their knowledge of grammar and vocabulary
  4.    Speak confidently and effectively