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Brownhill Learning Community

Communicate

Overview

Pupils are taught in mixed age groupings in Key Stage 3, with Years 7, 8 and 9 working alongside each other to enjoy a variety of texts, both modern and classic.


Each term, lessons will take a thematic approach to allow for a wide-range of source material and tasks to be explored.


Pupils will be awarded Pearson Steps to celebrate achievement of new skills.


At Key Stage 4, pupils will begin a two year course leading to an iGCSE award in English; alongside this, pupils will also prepare for Foundation Learning Examination papers so that every pupil will have the opportunity for accredited success.


If you have any queries, please contact - Karen Edworthy - 0300 3038384


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Narrative Writing


Spy Fiction


Understand the key features of fiction writing:


  • Understand how writers use narrative structure to engage the reader.
  • Understand how to use narrative structure to plan a story.
  • Understand that writers use the opening of their story to grab the reader's interest by using personal pronouns, determiners and noun phrases.
  • Understand how writers se verb choice and paragraphing to create a sense of pace and threat.
  • Understand what is meant by narrative viewpoint and its impact on a text.
  • Understand how to write vivid descriptions by expanding noun phrases using adjectives, adverbs and prepositional phrases.
  • Understand how to develop simple sentences in order to add interesting and vivid detail to a narrative.
  • Understand how to use conjunctions and clauses to make meaning clear.
  • Understand how sentences can be structures to create emphasis, pace, tension and drama.
  • Understand what I meant by a minor sentence and how to use them for effect.
  • Understand how to start sentences in a variety of ways to create variety, pace, drama and emphasis.
  • Understand how dialogue can be punctuated and structures using identifiers to imitate the patterns and rhythm of real, natural speech.
  • Understand how to plan a short story.

Writing to inform and explain


  • Understand what is meant by an information text and an explanation text.
  • Understand how writers use the key features of information texts to create an appropriate tone.
  • Understand what is meant by the active and passive voices and how the passive voice can be used to focus the reader on key information.
  • Understand how simple sentences can be used to give the reader detailed information.
  • Understand how coordinate clauses and coordinating conjunctions can link ideas to make information and explanation as clear as possible.
  • Understand how to form subordinate and relative clauses and use them to add clear, detailed information to writing.
  • Understand how to choose vocabulary which is appropriate to your topic and audience.
  • Understand how information and explanation texts can be structures to engage a reader.
  • Understand ways in which a writer can use humour to engage a reader.
  • Understand the ways in which you can use a range of sentence structure to convey information clearly and concisely.
  • Understand how a writer can create an informal relationship with the reader using informal language and sentence structure choices.
  • Understand the impact of register on the reader.
  • Understand how to plan a web article which informs, explains and entertains.


News writing


  • Understand the key features of newspaper reports and how they engage the reader.
  • Understand how headline writers choose and omit words to engage the reader.
  • Understand how journalists use key information to engage the reader.
  • Understand how language choice can imply a point of view and influence a reader's opinion.
  • Understand how news articles often use a subject-verb construction to convey information simply and clearly.
  • Understand how to use subordinate clauses to link information in a news article.
  • Understand how to use relative, non-finite, 'that' and 'zero-that' clauses to condense a large amount of information in a text.
  • Understand some key differences between reportage and comment.
  • Understand how to use present tense, modal verbs and imperative verbs to strengthen a argument.
  • Understand how writers use a range of rhetorical devices to influence a reader's opinion.
  • Understand how to create cohesion.
  • Understand how to select images to influence a reader.
  • Understand how to use and present counter-argument.
  • Understand how to plan a newspaper article to argue a point of view.



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Exposition

Conflict

Climax

Resolution

Emphasis

Pace

Tension

Drama

Dialogue

Information

Explanation

Tone

Passive

Subordinate

Relative

concise

Relationship

Formal

Informal

Register

Colloquial

Headlines

Article

Transcript

Editor

Impact

Annotate

Chronological

Relative

Non-finite

Influence

Rhetorical

Emotive

Emotional

Hyperbole

Antithesis

Parallelism

Cohesion





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Pronouns

Determiners

Noun-phrases

Verb Choice

Paragraphs

Adjectives

Adverbs

Adverbial Phrase

Prepositional Phrases

Simple Sentences

Conjunctions Clause

Punctuation of Speech

Past Tense

Present Tense

Coordinate Clauses

Coordinating Conjunctions

Subordinate Clause

Relative Clause

Effects of Vocabulary Choices

Ellipsis

Auxiliary Verbs

Prepositions

Synonyms

Lexical Field

Annotation

Chronological Order

Relative and Non-Finite Clauses

Quotation

Direct and Reported Speech

Modal Verbs

Imperative Verbs

Rhetorical Devices

Personal Tone



Assessment

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Write a short story in the spy genre to engage, entertain and thrill your reader.write an article for a web page about an unusual sport or hobby which should inform, and explain all about your chosen subject whilst keeping the reader engaged and entertained.

Write a short, informative newspaper report.


Write an article presenting your point of view on what makes a 'perfect' school.


English Exam Board

 

          

 

Qualifications

 

I.GCSE - English Language - AQA

Entry Level Certificate - English - AQA

Entry Level Certificate - Step Up To English - AQA

Entry Level Functional Skills - Edexcel

Level 1 & 2 Functional Skills - NCFE