Year 7,8 and 9
In Years 7-9 the curriculum is designed to provide students the opportunity to review, revisit and consolidate skills across the key stage, each time using a different thematic stimulus and golden question. Golden questions provide an ‘anchor’ for each unit of learning; encouraging students to think conceptually, create connections and develop higher-order thinking skills. The structure, outlined in the table below, engages students in spiral learning; building the skills and knowledge required for mastery of the subject year-on-year. This approach also ensures that skills and knowledge are embedded within students’ long-term memory; vital for success at GCSE level and beyond. Summative assessments take place after each unit, using question stems from the GCSE paper. By the end of the key stage, students will be familiar with all of the question stems from the GCSE Language and Literature papers as well as the skills and knowledge required to produce ‘excellence in all’.
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