In the first year of their secondary education, the English Department whisk Year 7 through the magical and poignant world of English Literature through the study of novels, poetry and plays.
Beginning the term with a unit based on descriptive writing, Year 7 use the classic text, The Diary of Anne Frank, to explore the conventions of biography and description, and to begin developing key skills of reading comprehension, language analysis and writing for description.
Throughout the year, Year 7 pupils will also read William Shakespeare’s enchanting A Midsummer Night’s Dream, an anthology of poetry on the theme of ‘Animals and Nature’, and a Gothic novel, such as Circe du Freak or A Monster Calls.
Moreover, pupils will learn and practice persuasive writing and speaking, as well as be given the chance to explore their own creativity by crafting their own narratives.
In short, the Year 7 curriculum aims to truly inspire and develop an appreciation of writing, language and culture.