Michaela Community School | English at Michaela
Michaela Community School, Wembley
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English at Michaela

English at Michaela

Pupils study the correct rules of spelling, punctuation and grammar for one hour a week. They study the history of English language and literature, learning about how the language has developed and looking at some of the great writers in English.  There are five to seven one-hour English lessons per week. Pupils with low reading ages follow an intensive programme of synthetic phonics in Year 7. We also run additional, after-school reading support for our weakest readers.

Year 7 English 

The Michaela Year 7 English curriculum prepares all pupils to express themselves coherently, accurately and concisely in writing and speech.

UNIT 1: GREEK MYTHS
UNIT 2: THE ODYSSEY
UNIT 3: INTRODUCTION TO POETRY
UNIT 4: JULIUS CAESAR
GRAMMAR UNITS: PARTS OF SPEECH, EXPRESSIVE WRITING

Year 8 English

The Michaela Year 8 English curriculum builds on the pupils’ knowledge from Year 7 and focuses on deeper understanding and analysis.

UNIT 1: ROMEO AND JULIET
UNIT 2: MACBETH
UNIT 3: ROMANTIC POETRY
UNIT 4: SHERLOCK HOLMES AND CREATIVE WRITING
GRAMMAR UNITS: EXPRESSIVE WRITING, PUNCTUATION, SYNTAX

Year 9 English

In Year 9, we continue the study of great literature and challenge pupils to compare different texts by frequently recapping on those previously studied.  

UNIT 1: OTHELLO
UNIT 2: OLIVER TWIST
UNIT 3: WAR POETRY
UNIT 4: NON-FICTION UNIT
GRAMMAR UNITS: EXPRESSIVE WRITING, PUNCTUATION, SYNTAX

KS4 English

Pupils will sit Edexcel GCSE English Language and Edexcel English Literature at the end of year 11.
The GCSE courses provide pupils with access to a broad range of texts from the literary canon, building on their knowledge from Key Stage 3.

English Language

  1. C19 Fiction: reading
  2. Creative writing
  3. C20 and C21 non-fiction: reading
  4. Transactional writing

English Literature

  1. A Christmas Carol
  2. Poetry of Power and Conflict
  3. Macbeth
  4. An Inspector Calls
 If you would like to find out more about the English curriculum, please email info@mcsbrent.co.uk