9 English

Although next year timetables are yet to be finalised, course selection is now finished. Any changes to student courses will now take place in January.

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms B. Mahy

The Year 9 English programme is designed to foster a love of reading and engagement with literature. Students will study the elements of literary texts and develop responses, both formally and creatively, using written, oral and visual skills. Students are assessed on their ability to understand ideas in texts, and to express ideas with accuracy in writing, speaking and visual presentations.

Content includes:

  • Creative Writing
  • Poetry
  • Shakespeare
  • Oral Presentation 
  • Novel
  • Formal Writing
  • Close Reading
  • Essay Writing

Course Overview

Term 1
Language skills
Reading Programme
Short text study - short stories and poems
Written response to literature studied
Creative Writing

Term 2
Reading Programme
Close Reading skills
Novel study
Essay writing

Term 3
Renaissance World
Shakespeare text study
Oral Presentation
Formal Writing response

Term 4
Close Reading and Language Skills revision
Short visual text study
Wide Reading

Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

1B5 Exercise Book


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We aim to enable every student to have the course that they prefer, however, some courses have limited places or pre-requisits that may restrict the student's choice.