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Key Stage 3 English at Lynch Hill Enterprise Academy


Pupils enjoy four English lessons a week that embed a range of reading, writing and spoken language skills. At Key Stage 3 we aim to prepare students for the types of texts they can expect to find in the KS3 AQA English Language tests.

From the start of Year 7, students are trained in explicit reading strategies to enable them to study demanding Literature throughout their school experience. There is a continuous focus on improving students’ technical accuracy (SPAG) and we train students to apply literacy skills learned in English across the curriculum.

In Year 9, and at the end of KS3, students are prepared for GCSE study and begin exploring the AQA English Language and Literature specifications.

Year 7

The Autobiography (A creative writing transition unit)

The Novel

Shakespeare study


Oracy project


Year 8

The Novel

19th Century fiction

Shakespeare study

Poetry (War and Conflict)

Writing from a point of view

Oracy project

Year 9

The Novel

English Language Paper 2

English Language Paper 1

Shakespeare Study

Poetry –Power and Conflict Anthology (AQA)

Spoken Language presentations


KS3 Enrichment and Support:

Pupils are involved in a number of enrichment activities including Newspaper Club, The Read for Good Readathon programme, LHEA personal reading Journals, homework clubs and tailored interventions. Trips to the theatre are also part of the enrichment programme.

Students will also celebrate events special to the English calendar including International Literacy Day, No Pens Day Wednesday, National Poetry Day and Black History Month.


Key Stage 4 English at Lynch Hill Enterprise Academy 

KS4 pupils enjoy four lessons a week of English Language/Literature. The KS3 curriculum prepares students for the demands of the new GCSE curriculum and challenges and inspires them to analyse a wide range of texts.

Students follow the AQA English Language (8700) and English Literature (8702) course for exams from May 2017 onwards. Students are exposed to challenging concepts and are expected to have:

  • An understanding of fiction and non-fiction texts;
  • The ability to analyse the writers’ use of language;
  • The ability to comment on structural features;
  • The ability to respond to the critic’s perspective;
  • The ability to apply the skills and concepts they analyse into their own creative writing


KS4 Programme of Study

English Language

Paper 1 – ‘Explorations in creative reading and writing’

Paper 2 – ‘Writers’ viewpoints and perspectives’


Non – Examination element: Spoken Language Endorsement


English Literature

Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel

Section A: Romeo and Juliet or Macbeth

Section B: A Christmas Carol or Jekyll and Hyde


Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry

Section A: Literary Texts include: An Inspector Calls or Blood Brothers

Section B: AQA ‘Power and Conflict’ Anthology

Section C: Unseen Poetry


KS4 Enrichment and Support:

Pupils are supported through homework clubs, school revision sessions and tailored interventions. They will also be offered study skills presentations and ‘English in the Hall’ master classes.

They will also have the opportunity to attend theatre trips and seek valuable advice from successful ex-students.


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