Year 8

Topics Covered

Autumn Term – Conflict: In this unit students read the novel Private Peaceful, a range of poetry and a Shakespeare text to explore the issues of war.

Spring Term – Our World: In this unit students use poetry, non-fiction and prose to explore landscape, traditions, beliefs and celebrations from around our world.

Summer Term – Survival: In this unit students use novels, short stories, poetry and non-fiction to explore the themes of strength and resilience.

Assessment Information

The students will be assessed on their reading, writing and speaking and listening at different points during the year. Each unit has at least two formal assessments as well as on-going assessment within lessons.