Subject: English

Subject: English 
Level: KS3 Year 7                
Subject Leader: David Kennedy/Gemma Powell

Method of assessment: Students are formally assessed in reading or writing at the end of every half term.  Books are marked every 3 weeks in line with the Fulham Cross assessment policy. 
Work is continually assessed throughout the course and students are given verbal and written feedback in relation to strengths, weaknesses and focus for improvement. Peer/self-assessment also takes place regularly. Students are given termly levels that take into account classwork as well as homework, in accordance with the National Curriculum. Their progress is recorded in an APP (Assessing Pupil Progress) folder which is used throughout Key Stage 3. 

Section Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
1st Half London in Literature
  • Description
  • Analysis
  • Group work
  • Context
Lady Macbeth
  • Characterisation
  • Audience
  • Analysis
  • Explanation
Poetry from around the World
  • Imagery
  • Using evidence
  • Unseen poetry
  • Role play
Assessment End of unit assessment: Writing End of unit assessment: Writing End of unit assessment: Reading
2nd Half Refugee Boy (novel)
  • Analysis
  • Presuasion
  • Letter writing
  • Debate
Non-fiction reading & writing
  • Newspaper article
  • Writing to persuade & inform
Frankenstein (play)
  • Staging
  • Gothic genre
  • Characterisation
  • Argument
Assessment End of unit assessment: Reading End of unit assessment: Writing End of unit assessment: Reading

What 3 things should I be doing to support my daughter at home?

  • Encourage her to read her current Renaissance Reading book for at least two hours a week.
  • Ensure all homework is being completed to the best of her ability. 
  • Have regular discussions about her learning in English.