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21/10/18

Dinner after a busy day at Universal Studios https://t.co/dFxpLHvm67

20/10/18

The educators at Universal were blown away by how talented our students are

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Practicing our best Mummy poses whilst waiting in line for the mummy ride https://t.co/nwO6UZYEQd

20/10/18

Had a great time learning about the amazing transformers ride https://t.co/QrVz1ZdorZ

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HCACP student programming the transformers ride at Universal Studios!! Flying through the levels https://t.co/wftLoYW1Tp

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Getting ready to learn about the science of rides https://t.co/RvxS7x5ZP8

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Proud winner https://t.co/mPKnpEfW7M

20/10/18

A design a space badge competition at dinner! And the winner is........... https://t.co/WiTZvTurKc

20/10/18

Dinner after a long day at Kennedy Space Center https://t.co/cI5FDDKetB

19/10/18

A great day at NASA today! https://t.co/J7fYP1B6me

19/10/18

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Great 3 days of fun with all Yr7 students . Thanks for a great time! https://t.co/LU30TYIF27

19/10/18

Retweetd From HCACP PE

The Yr10 football finish the half term with a 100% record after defeating Kingston academy in the National Cup today. https://t.co/fkJTqISrmG

19/10/18

Hcacp student with an actual space shuttle! Scorch marks and all! https://t.co/lKGoaqXDoy

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Some great questions to astronaut Jeremy Ross today https://t.co/hrp50mULYi

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dining with astronauts and being inspired to be extraordinary https://t.co/dQ4braMspZ

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Jerry Ross talking us through his space shuttle flights https://t.co/z64Y4kYuGG

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Just sitting down to lunch with an astronaut https://t.co/6UDBenA3hm

19/10/18

currently in Tulse Hill, quite heavy traffic so probably nearer to 4.30 now

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Arrived at Kennedy Space Center for a day of exploring and lunch with and astronaut https://t.co/zeCykttBtn

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English

Year 7 Overview for English

Overview Autumn Term:
Students will be taught three lessons per week on a modern novel, either ‘Wonder’ or ‘Trash’. In these lessons they will explore how the narrative is delivered and work on analysing key themes and characters; they will also analyse and explore a variety of speeches. One lesson per week will focus on reading skills, learning how to analyse fiction extracts with focus on comprehension, language, structure and personal response. The fifth lesson of the week will focus on writing skills, exploring how to write descriptively. The grammar focus for this term is on constructing and varying sentences.

Overview Spring Term:
The Spring term’s Literature lessons will focus on poetry from difficult cultures, in England and in other countries. Different time periods will also be explored. Students will learn the important features of poetry and be able to have a go at writing their own poems. Writing lessons will focus on diary and article writing, again learning the important features of each type of writing and analysing how they can be used effectively. Literary fiction will continue to be the focus of the reading lesson each week. The grammar focus for this term is on punctuation.

Overview Summer Term:
In order to learn how to read a 19th Century text, students will read and study ‘A Christmas Carol’ in their Literature lessons. They will explore the novella’s structure, themes and characters. In their writing lessons, students will explore the features of a formal letter and a short story. The grammar focus for this term is on using Standard English.

Assessments:


HARS assessment at half term on Language skills and an unseen fiction extract for Literature.
Assessment 1: Week beginning 17th November
Assessment 2: Week beginning 30th January
Assessment 3: Week beginning 2nd May
Whole Year 7 exams: 13th March

Homework:


Students will complete a portfolio of homework tasks over the term, comprising of homework tasks based on a ‘Shipwreck’ theme. Students will also have an online spelling test every week.

Events and Trips:


Roald Dahl Day, a ‘Young Writers’ poetry competition entitled ‘Busta Rhyme’
Deutschebank Playing Shakespeare reward trip to see ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ Feb/Mar TBC

Other resources:

Websites:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/english

Books, Articles and other Resources:
Use the LRC to find books that interest you and also books to help you read around the subject.

Year 8 Overview for English 

Overview Autumn Term:
Students will have three lessons per week studying a fiction text, either ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’, ‘Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry’ or ‘Maze Runner’. In one Language lesson per week they will be learning how to explore and compare two non-fiction texts and in a writing lesson each week they will revise the conventions of story and formal letter writing. The grammar focus for this term is on using a variety of sentence types and structures.

Overview Spring Term:
This term students will study the play ‘Journey’s End’, set in World War One, exploring the conventions of a play script and analysing the text as a piece of drama as well as literature. In one language lesson per week they will be continuing to compare two non-fiction texts. In writing lessons, students will be taught how to analyse and write speeches and how to write descriptively. The grammar focus for this term is on punctuation.

Overview Summer Term:
Students will focus on a non-fiction text this term, either ‘Touching the Void’ or ‘Mud, Sweat and Tears’.  They will continue to work on comparing two non-fiction texts, and in their writing lesson each week students will be exploring and writing newspaper articles and monologues. The literacy focus for this term is on grammatical accuracy.

Assessments:


HARS assessment at half term on Language skills and an unseen fiction extract for Literature.
Assessment 1: Week beginning 17th November
Assessment 2: Week beginning 30th January
Assessment 3: Week beginning 2nd May
Whole Year 8 exams: 21st February

Homework:


Students will complete a portfolio of homework tasks over the term, comprising of homework tasks based on a ‘fantasy world’ theme. Students will also have an online spelling test every week.

Events and Trips:
Deutschebank Playing Shakespeare reward trip to see ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ Feb/Mar TBC

Other resources:

Websites:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/english

Books, Articles and other Resources:
Use the LRC to find books that interest you and also books to help you read around the subject.

Year 9 Overview for English

Overview Autumn Term:
In the Autumn term all Year 9 students will study ‘Of Mice and Men’ by John Steinbeck. They will explore the novella’s central themes and characters, linking it closely to its social and historical context. Students will revise and develop their skills in comparing two non –fiction texts in their Language lessons and in their writing lessons they will revise speeches and formal letter writing. The grammar focus for this term is on structuring and forming sentences.

Overview Spring Term:
In the Spring term the Literature lessons will focus on ‘Struggle’ poetry, focusing on poems by Maya Angelou and Langston Hughes. Students will analyse the poems and also learn how to compare them effectively. Language lessons will continue to focus on comparing two non-fiction texts, and writing lessons will focus on narrative and descriptive writing. The grammar focus for this term will be on punctuation.

Overview Summer Term:
In the Summer term all Year 9 students will study a Shakespeare play, either ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ or ‘Twelfth Night’; they will learn how to study the language and link the play to its historical context. Writing lessons will focus on how to write a newspaper article and a short story. The literacy focus for this term will be on grammatical accuracy.

Assessments:

HARS assessment at half term on Language skills and an unseen fiction extract for Literature.
Assessment 1: Week beginning 17th November
Assessment 2: Week beginning 30th January
Assessment 3: 19th June

Homework:

Students will complete a portfolio of homework tasks over the term, comprising of homework tasks including script writing and a presentation on non-fiction research. Students will also have an online spelling test every week.

Events and Trips:

Deutschebank Playing Shakespeare reward trip to see ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ Feb/Mar TBC

Other resources:

Websites:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/english

Books, Articles and other Resources:
Use the LRC to find books that interest you and also books to help you read around the subject.

Year 10 Overview for English

Specification:  AQA English Language(8700) and English Literature (8702)

Overview Autumn Term:
First half term:
English Literature – Power and Conflict Poetry Anthology and unseen poetry analysis
Students will be given the poetry anthology for the GCSE course and learn about how power and conflict is presented in a collection of poems.  Students will be required to read the poems themselves prior to lesson so that they are prepared to analyse how these themes are presented and how they compare to the other poems. 

Students will also prepare for the unseen section of the examination.  This requires them to analyse a poem they have not seen before and answer a question.  They will then be given another unseen poem and asked to compare the two unseen poems by theme.

Second half term:
Modern Text: An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley
Students will read the play over the holidays so that they are prepared to start exploring ideas, character and theme the week beginning the 7th of November.

Throughout the term students will explore how character, theme, structure and form are used to convey Priestley’s ideas about socialism and capitalism.

Overview Spring Term:
First half term:
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Students will read the novel over the two week holiday so that they are prepared to start exploring ideas, character and theme for the week beginning 4th January. 

Throughout the term students will explore how Stevenson presents ideas about characters and themes through the structure and narrative form.  Students will be required to know key extracts in detail as the examination requires them to analyse an extract and then link the ideas to the whole novel.

Second half term:
English Language
Paper 1:  Exploration of fiction texts:  students will learn how to:

  • Make perceptive inferences and deductions.
  • Explore how structure is used to convey meaning.
  • Explore how language conveys meaning.
  • Consider how to interpret the text in different ways.
  • Writing thoughtful and interesting descriptions.

Paper 2: Exploration of 19th century literary non-fiction and 20th/21st century non-fiction

  • Identifying key information in a non-fiction piece of writing.
  • Summarising and comparing 19th century literary non-fiction with a 20th or 21st century fiction.
  • Exploring how a non-fiction piece of writing uses language to convey meaning.
  • Comparison – how do both non-fiction texts convey a theme.


Overview Summer Term:
First half term:
Revision of all topics for the end of year assessments. 
Students will complete a full English Language exam, both Paper 1 and Paper 2
Students will complete a full English Literature Paper 2 exam and part of Paper 1.

Second half term:
Students will complete the Speaking and Listening endorsement unit.  They will be required to perform a speech on a topic of their choice and then discuss issues raised by the speech. 

Assessments:

Students complete practice assessments every second Friday to check their learning.

Homework:

Revision materials on ShowMyHomework
Flipped learning:  students must read the poem/text prior to the lesson.

Other resources:

Websites:
English Language:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zr9d7ty

English Literature:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zckw2hv
Mr Bruff A*-A poetry on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/mrbruff 
Shmoop revision for all Literature texts: e.g http://www.shmoop.com/frankenstein/  
http://www.sparknotes.com/

Books, Articles and other Resources:
English Language: newspapers, reading regularly at home. 
English Literature: emagazine and English Review in LRC reference by the door, York notes study guides.

Year 11 Overview for English


Specification:  AQA English Language(8700) and English Literature (8702)

Overview Autumn Term:
First half term:
English Literature – Power and Conflict Poetry Anthology and unseen poetry analysis
Students will be given the poetry anthology for the GCSE course and learn about how power and conflict is presented in a collection of poems.  Students will be required to read the poems themselves prior to lesson so that they are prepared to analyse how these themes are presented and how they compare to the other poems. 

Students will also prepare for the unseen section of the examination.  This requires them to analyse a poem they have not seen before and answer a question.  They will then be given another unseen poem and asked to compare the two unseen poems by theme.

Second half term:
Students should have re-read the modern text that they studied last year and re-visited their old exercise books in preparation for mock. 

Revision of English Language Paper 1 and Paper 2.
Revision of Shakespeare: ‘Merchant of Venice’ or ‘Romeo and Juliet’

Overview Spring Term:
First half term:
Students should have re-read their 19th century text (Frankenstein or Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde) ready for revision.

Second half term:
Revision:  2 lessons on Language skills, 1 lesson on Modern text, 1 lesson on Shakespeare text, 1 lesson on 19th century text.

Full mock exams prior to Easter holidays.

Overview Summer Term:
First half term:
Revision: 2 lessons on Language skills, 1 lesson on Modern text, 1 lesson on Shakespeare text, 1 lesson on 19th century text.

Second half term:
Revision: 2 lessons on Language skills, 1 lesson on Modern text, 1 lesson on Shakespeare text, 1 lesson on 19th century text.

GCSE English Literature exams begin:

  • 22nd May, am – English Literature Paper 1 final exam
  • 26th May,  am – English Literature, Paper 2 final exam

Second half term:

  • GCSE English Language exams begin:
  • 6th June, am – English Lang Paper 1 final exam
  • 12th June, am – English Lang Paper 2 final exam

Assessments:

Students complete practice assessments every second Friday to check their learning.

GCSE English Literature exams begin:
22nd May, am – English Literature Paper 1 final exam
26th May,  am – English Literature, Paper 2 final exam

GCSE English Language exams begin:
6th June, am – English Lang Paper 1 final exam
12th June, am – English Lang Paper 2 final exam

Homework:

Revision materials on ShowMyHomework
Flipped learning:  students must read the poem/text prior to the lesson.

Events and Trips:


Study Support every Thursday

Other resources:

Websites:
English Language:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zr9d7ty

English Literature:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zckw2hv
Mr Bruff A*-A poetry on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/mrbruff 
Shmoop revision for all Literature texts: e.g http://www.shmoop.com/frankenstein/  
http://www.sparknotes.com/

Books, Articles and other Resources:
English Language: newspapers, reading regularly at home. 
English Literature: emagazine and English Review in LRC reference by the door, York notes study guides.
Educational Visits: e.g. museums, galleries, places of interest etc.

Year 12 Overview for English

Overview Autumn Term:
Poetry:  Poems of The Decade (poems – paper 1) Teacher 1
Prose: The Picture of Dorian Gray (Prose – paper 2) Teacher 2
Weekly skills based lessons (AO1)

Overview Spring Term:
Drama: A Streetcar Named Desire (Drama paper 1)
Prose: Beloved (prose comparison – paper 2)

Weekly skills based lesson (AO1 and AO5)

Overview Summer Term:
Revision of all the components above.
Reading of the Shakespeare text / coursework (TBC)

Assessments:

FED Assessment – poetry exam
December mocks
February mocks
Half term assessments on current texts and skills

Homework:

Students write an essay a week – alternate teacher and genre focus.
Essays must be submitted with a plan and all essays are redrafted either in total or in part with a focus on a particular AO.

Events and Trips:

Hedda Gabler
Others TBC

Other resources:

Websites:
http://www.english.cam.ac.uk/converse/
http://www.s-cool.co.uk/a-level/english-literature
http://www.sophiesdesk.co.uk/
http://www.englishbiz.co.uk/downloads/examessayskills.pdf
www.bl.uk (British Library)
www.encyberpedia.com/glossary.htm (dictionary and glossary)
www.englishbiz.co.uk/grammar/index.htm (grammar support)
www.irdp.co.uk/  (creative writing)
http://keithlynch.net/timeline.html (jargon timeline)
www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/home/estuary/home.htm (Estuary English)
www.poetryclass.net/ (creative writing)
www.poetrysoc.com/ (creative writing)
www.sparknotes.com (literature guides)
www.universalteacher.org.uk (variety of notes and support)

Books, Articles and other Resources:
The English Review – available from the library.
Extensive book list in Handbook
Critical reading club – students discuss literary theory – once a month. E.g Roland Barthes Death of the Author, Virginia Woolf A Room of one’s own.

Year 13 Overview for English

Overview Autumn Term:
Coursework texts : The Great Gatsby / A View From the Bridge
Or The Great Gatsby / Streetcar Named Desire

Drama : Hamlet (Teacher 1)
Drama revision: Duchess of Malfi (Teacher 2)

Overview Spring Term:
Drama: Hamlet (Teacher 1)
Poetry revision: Poems of the decade (Teacher 2)
Poetry: Modernists (Teacher 1)
Prose revision: Beloved and Dorian Gray (Teacher 2)

Overview Summer Term:
Poetry: Modernists
Revision – of all components.

Assessments:

December mocks
February mocks.
Half term assessments on current texts and skills

Homework:

Students write an essay a week – alternate teacher and genre focus.
Essays must be submitted with a plan and all essays are redrafted either in total or in part with a focus on a particular AO.

Events and Trips:


The Globe Theatre.

Other resources:

Websites:  All present in the students handbook.
http://www.english.cam.ac.uk/converse/
http://www.s-cool.co.uk/a-level/english-literature
http://www.sophiesdesk.co.uk/
http://www.englishbiz.co.uk/downloads/examessayskills.pdf
www.bl.uk (British Library)
www.encyberpedia.com/glossary.htm (dictionary and glossary)
www.englishbiz.co.uk/grammar/index.htm (grammar support)
www.irdp.co.uk/  (creative writing)
http://keithlynch.net/timeline.html (jargon timeline)
www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/home/estuary/home.htm (Estuary English)
www.poetryclass.net/ (creative writing)
www.poetrysoc.com/ (creative writing)
www.sparknotes.com (literature guides)
www.universalteacher.org.uk (variety of notes and support)

Books, Articles and other Resources:
The English Review – available from the library.
Extensive book list in Handbook
Critical reading club – students discuss literary theory – once a month. E.g Roland Barthes Death of the Author, Virginia Woolf A Room of ones own.

Educational Visits: e.g. museums, galleries, places of interest etc.
TBC
British library trip and workshop at the National TBC

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