English


Year 7

What will your child be studying?

  • Biography and autobiography
  • Titanic
  • The Novel
  • Non-fiction
  • Poetry
  • Theatre

How will your child be assessed?

In the English Department at Richmond School, we use a combination of ways to monitor your child’s progress: assessments every half term whereby either reading or writing will be assessed using National Curriculum levels; class work/homework will be regularly assessed as will speaking and listening.

How can you help your child?

  • Regular reading
  • Visits to the local library
  • Helping your child with organisation and completion of homework

Supportive resources and websites

www.bbc.co.uk/education/

Year 8

What will your child be studying?

  • Prose fiction
  • Persuasive writing
  • Novel
  • Language change
  • War poetry
  • Film

How will your child be assessed?

In the English Department at Richmond School, we use a combination of ways to monitor your child’s progress: assessments every half term whereby either reading or writing will be assessed using National Curriculum levels; class work/homework will be regularly assessed as will speaking and listening.

How can you help your child?

  • Regular reading
  • Visits to the local library
  • Help your child with organisation and completion of homework
  • Help your child to learn their spellings

Supportive resources and websites

www.bbc.co.uk/education/