English – Key Stage 3

Year 7

Course Information & Assessment Points

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
Autumn - LanguageFairy tales
AO1: Identify and interpret explicit information and ideas. Select and synthesise evidence.
A05: Communicates clearly, effectively and imaginatively
Selects and adapts tone, style, register for different forms and purposes and audiences
Organises information and ideas - Describe
PPE:
Reading A01
3 Questions
35 mins

Writing A05
Writing to describe: Picture stimulus
45 mins
Autumn - LiteratureMacbeth (A01,A02,A03,A04) PPE: Macbeth
45 mins
Spring - LanguageCrime and Punishment
A01, A05 (Narrative) plus..
AO2: Explain, comment, analyse:
Writers use of language and structure,
How writer effects and influences reader
Subject terminology
PPE assessment
Spring - LiteratureHoles/Abomination
(A01,A02A03,A04)
PPE assessment
Summer - LanguageNature
A01, A02, A05(POV writing) plus…
A03: Compare writers ideas and perspectives, how they are conveyed across two or more texts.
A04: Evaluate texts critically. Support with textual references.
Spoken Language Study (post PPE)
PPE assessment
Summer - LiteraturePoetry Across Time
Nature
(A01,A02A03)
PPE assessment

Assessment Statements – Language

 EMERGING (1-2)DEVELOPING (3-4)PROGRESSING (5-6)MASTERY (7-9)
Select, comment and group informationAttempts to retrieves explicit ideas or information u2013 possibly one piece.nnAttempts and sometimes selects key words or explicit information, possibly/sometimes related to the question.Retrieves explicit ideas and information.nnSelects key words/explicit information related to the question/Identifies examples related to the question.Interprets explicit and implicit ideas and information.nnSelects and comprehends information and ideas.Interprets explicit and implicit ideas and information.nnSynthesise and summarise information and ideas.nnOnce embedded can use skill to create own texts.
Use language for structure and effectBegins/simple awareness of language and structure.nnBegins/simple comments not including subject terminology i.e. noun, adjective.nnBegins/simple textual detail or reference, possible simple mention of subject terminology.Attempts to comment on the effect of language and structure.nnSome understanding of structural/ language features.nnSelects some relevant quotations/examples.nnSome subject terminology used u2013 not always appropriate.Clearly explains the effect of writersu2019 choices of language and structure.nnSubject terminology used accurately.nnSelects a range of specific quotations. Analyses the effects of the writeru2019s choices of language and structure.nnSelects a judicious range of quotations.nnUses a sophisticated subject terminology accurately.
Compare texts using subject terminologySimple/limited awareness of different ideas/perspectives.nnSimple/limited cross reference of ideas/perspectives.nSimple identification of how difference is conveyed.nnSimple/limited references or textual detail from one or both texts.Identify differences between ideas and perceptive.nnAttempts to compare ideas and perspectives.nnSome comment on how methods are used to convey ideas and perspectives.nnSelects quotations/references, not always supporting u2013 one or both texts.Clear/assured understanding of differences between ideas and perspectives.nnCompares ideas/perspectives relevantly and clearly.nnExplains/explores clearly u2013 methods used and how ideas are conveyed.nnSelects relevant quotations to support from both texts.Detailed understanding of the differences between ideas and perspectives.nnCompare ideas and perspectives in a perceptive way.nnAnalyse how methods are used to convey ideas and perspectives.nnSelects judicious range of quotations from both texts.
Use quotations to support a personal responseSimple evaluative comment on the text.n nSimple example offered u2013 may explain view.nnMention of writersu2019 methods.nnSimple reference to textual detail.nnIn this level there will be simple personal commentAttempt evaluative comment on the text.nnOffers example from the text to explain view(s).nnAttempts to comment on writersu2019 methods.nSelects some quotations, which occasionally support views.nnAt the top of this level there will be some evaluative commentsClearly/confidently evaluated text.nnOffers examples to explain views, confidently/assuredly.nnClearly/confidently explains the effect of the writersu2019 choices.nnSelects some pertinent quotations to support views.Critically evaluated the text in a detailed way.nnOffers examples from the text to explain views convincingly.nnAnalyses effects of a range of writeru2019s choices.n nSelects a range of relevant quotations to validate viewsnnAt the top of this level critical evaluation will be perceptive and detailed
Write in different forms for a range of purposes and audiencesContentnSimple success in communicating ideas.nSimple awareness of P/F/A u2013 limited register.ContentnCommunication is mostly successfulnSustained attempt to match P/F/AnSome control of registerContentnCommunication is consistently clear/confident and assured.nTone, style and register is matched to P/F/A.nSophisticated vocabulary and phrasing u2013 effective and appropriate devices.nOrganisationnA range of detailed and connected ideas.nConfident and Engaging.nCoherent paragraphs u2013 integrated discourse markers.nEffective/secure structural featuresContentnCommunication u2013 convincing and compelling throughout.nTone, style and register assuredly matched to P/F/A.nManipulative, subtle, increasingly abstract.nExtensive ambitious vocabulary.nSustained crafting of linguistic devices.nOrganisationnHighly structured, developed, and incorporating a range of integrated and complex ideas.nFluently linked paragraphs, seamlessly integrated discourse markers.nVaried and inventive use of structure.

Assessment Statements – Literature

 EMERGING (1-2)DEVELOPING (3-4)PROGRESSING (5-6)MASTERY (7-9)
Read, understand and write about the context of texts using the relevant quotationsSimple/supported response to task and text including comparison.nnComments on references.nnReference to relevant detailsSome explained response/ comparison.nnReferences used to support a range of relevant comments.Thoughtful explained/developed response to task and whole text - or comparison.nnApt references integrated into interpretations/explanations.Thoughtful, critical, exploratory, conceptualised responses to task and whole text u2013 or comparison.nnJudicious used of precise references to support interpretations.
Understand how writers organise texts and use words for effectIdentify or show awareness of writersu2019 methods.nnPossible/some reference to subject terminologyExplained/relevant comments on writersu2019 methods.nnSome relevant subject terminology.nnIdentification of effects of writersu2019 methods on reader.Understanding/examination of writersu2019 methods with subject terminology used effectively to support considerations.ntnUnderstanding/examination of writersu2019 methods effects on reader.Analysis of writersu2019 methods with subject terminology used judiciously.nnExamination/exploration of effects of writersu2019 methods on reader.n
Understand the context in which texts were writtenSimple/some awareness of implicit ideas/ contextual factors.nnFamiliar with the text.Some understanding of implicit ideas/perspectives/context shown by links between context/text/task.Clear/thoughtful consideration of ideas/perspectives/context.n nSpecific detailed links between context/text/task.Exploration of ideas/perspectives/context.nnSpecific, detailed links between context/text/task.
Accuracy of spelling, punctuation and grammarSpell and punctuate with reasonable accuracy.nnReasonable range of vocabulary.nnReasonable range of sentence structures.nnErrors do not hinder meaning in the response.Spell and punctuate mostly/considerably accurate.nnConfident range of vocabulary and sentence structures to achieve a general control of meaning.Use of Spelling and punctuation assuredly accurate.nnAssured use of vocabulary and sentence structures to achieve effective control of meaning.Use of Spelling and punctuation consistently accurate.nnConsistent use of vocabulary and sentence structures to achieve effective control of meaning.

Year 8

Course Information & Assessment Points

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
Autumn - LanguageTravel
AO1: Identify and interpret explicit information and ideas. Select and synthesise evidence.
A05: Communicates clearly, effectively and imaginatively
Selects and adapts tone, style, register for different forms and purposes and audiences
Organises information and ideas (point of view)
PPE assessment
Autumn - LiteratureOur Day Out
(A01,A02A03,A04)
How does Russell present ideas about social class in Our Day Out?
Write about:
What some of the ideas about social class are;
How Russell presents some of these ideas by the way he writes. (45 minutes)
PPE assessment
Spring - LanguagePoverty
A01, A05 (Describe) plus..
AO2: Explain, comment, analyse:
Writers use of language and structure,
How writer effects and influences reader
Subject terminology
PPE assessment
Spring - LiteraturePre 20th Century Prose and Poetry (A01,A02,A03,A04)PPE assessment
Summer - Language War
A01, A02, A05 (Narrative) plus…
A03: Compare writers ideas and perspectives, how they are conveyed across two or more texts.
A04: Evaluate texts critically. Support with textual references.
Spoken Language Study (post PPE)
PPE assessment
Summer - LiteratureBoy In The Striped Pyjamas
(A01,A02A03)
PPE assessment

Assessment Statements – Language

 EMERGING (1-2)DEVELOPING (3-4)PROGRESSING (5-6)MASTERY (7-9)
Read, understand and write about the context of texts using the relevant quotationsSimple/supported response to task and text including comparison.nnComments on references.nnReference to relevant detailsSome explained response/ comparison.nnReferences used to support a range of relevant comments.Thoughtful explained/developed response to task and whole text - or comparison.nnApt references integrated into interpretations/explanations.Thoughtful, critical, exploratory, conceptualised responses to task and whole text u2013 or comparison.nnJudicious used of precise references to support interpretations.
Understand how writers organise texts and use words for effectIdentify or show awareness of writersu2019 methods.nnPossible/some reference to subject terminologyExplained/relevant comments on writersu2019 methods.nnSome relevant subject terminology.nnIdentification of effects of writersu2019 methods on reader.Understanding/examination of writersu2019 methods with subject terminology used effectively to support considerations.ntnUnderstanding/examination of writersu2019 methods effects on reader.Analysis of writersu2019 methods with subject terminology used judiciously.nnExamination/exploration of effects of writersu2019 methods on reader.n
Understand the context in which texts were writtenSimple/some awareness of implicit ideas/ contextual factors.nnFamiliar with the text.Some understanding of implicit ideas/perspectives/context shown by links between context/text/task.Clear/thoughtful consideration of ideas/perspectives/context.n nSpecific detailed links between context/text/task.Exploration of ideas/perspectives/context.nnSpecific, detailed links between context/text/task.
Accuracy of spelling, punctuation and grammarSpell and punctuate with reasonable accuracy.nnReasonable range of vocabulary.nnReasonable range of sentence structures.nnErrors do not hinder meaning in the response.Spell and punctuate mostly/considerably accurate.nnConfident range of vocabulary and sentence structures to achieve a general control of meaning.Use of Spelling and punctuation assuredly accurate.nnAssured use of vocabulary and sentence structures to achieve effective control of meaning.Use of Spelling and punctuation consistently accurate.nnConsistent use of vocabulary and sentence structures to achieve effective control of meaning.

Assessment Statements – Literature

 EMERGING (1-2)DEVELOPING (3-4)PROGRESSING (5-6)MASTERY (7-9)
Read, understand and write about the context of texts using the relevant quotationsSimple/supported response to task and text including comparison.nnComments on references.nnReference to relevant detailsSome explained response/ comparison.nnReferences used to support a range of relevant comments.Thoughtful explained/developed response to task and whole text - or comparison.nnApt references integrated into interpretations/explanations.Thoughtful, critical, exploratory, conceptualised responses to task and whole text u2013 or comparison.nnJudicious used of precise references to support interpretations.
Understand how writers organise texts and use words for effectIdentify or show awareness of writersu2019 methods.nnPossible/some reference to subject terminologyExplained/relevant comments on writersu2019 methods.nnSome relevant subject terminology.nnIdentification of effects of writersu2019 methods on reader.Understanding/examination of writersu2019 methods with subject terminology used effectively to support considerations.ntnUnderstanding/examination of writersu2019 methods effects on reader.Analysis of writersu2019 methods with subject terminology used judiciously.nnExamination/exploration of effects of writersu2019 methods on reader.n
Understand the context in which texts were writtenSimple/some awareness of implicit ideas/ contextual factors.nnFamiliar with the text.Some understanding of implicit ideas/perspectives/context shown by links between context/text/task.Clear/thoughtful consideration of ideas/perspectives/context.n nSpecific detailed links between context/text/task.Exploration of ideas/perspectives/context.nnSpecific, detailed links between context/text/task.
Accuracy of spelling, punctuation and grammarSpell and punctuate with reasonable accuracy.nnReasonable range of vocabulary.nnReasonable range of sentence structures.nnErrors do not hinder meaning in the response.Spell and punctuate mostly/considerably accurate.nnConfident range of vocabulary and sentence structures to achieve a general control of meaning.Use of Spelling and punctuation assuredly accurate.nnAssured use of vocabulary and sentence structures to achieve effective control of meaning.Use of Spelling and punctuation consistently accurate.nnConsistent use of vocabulary and sentence structures to achieve effective control of meaning.

Year 9

Course Information & Assessment Points

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
Autumn - LanguagePower
AO1: Identify and interpret explicit information and ideas. Select and synthesise evidence.
A05: Communicates clearly, effectively and imaginatively
Selects and adapts tone, style, register for different forms and purposes and audiences
Organises information and ideas (narrative) Write a story in which this character features. (pic)
PPE assessment
Autumn - Literature (A01,A02,A03,A04)
Of Mice and Men
PPE assessment
Spring - LanguageWomen Through Time
A01, A05 plus.. (pov writing)
AO2: Explain, comment, analyse:
Writers use of language and structure,
How writer effects and influences reader
Subject terminology
PPE assessment
Spring - Literature(A01,A02A03,A04)

Much Ado About Nothing
PPE assessment
Summer - LanguageLove and Relationships
A01, A02, A05 (Descriptive) plus…
A03: Compare writers ideas and perspectives, how they are conveyed across two or more texts.
A04: Evaluate texts critically. Support with textual references.
Spoken Language Study (post PPE)
PPE assessment
Summer - LiteraturePoetry Anthology
Love and Relationships (A01,A02A03)
PPE assessment

Course Information
Department
English

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