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‘Building powerful knowledge to grow confident & creative global citizens.’

The study of English at The Priory Lincoln Academy is based on the underlying principle that students need to secure, deepen and broaden their understanding of key linguistic and literary knowledge, ideas and concepts in order to link, apply and manipulate them in various contexts throughout their English career.  Students will develop essential life skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening in order to become effective communicators in society. They will be able to form opinions, express their points of view, develop an argument and also have the knowledge to be able to write freely, creatively and with passion. Through the themes of Power, Responsibility, Identity and Relationships, students will see common threads which pervade through English literature, from Ancient Greek myths through to futuristic dystopias.

Year 7 English

Modules 1 and 2– Early Literature

  • Ancient Greek mythology
  • Beowulf
  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and other legends
  • Descriptive writing

Modules 3 and 4 Romantic and Victorian Literature

  •  Romantic poetry by Blake, Coleridge, Shelley, Wordsworth and Keates
  •  Victorian literature- study of Dickens, Bronte, Austen and Hardy
  • Non-fiction writing

Modules 5 and 6 Shakespeare-A Midsummer Night’s Dream

  • An introduction to Shakespeare
  • Understanding conventions of a Shakespearean comedy
  • Narrative writing

Year 8 English

Modules 1 and 2– War and Conflict

  •  War poetry by Brooke, Owen, Sassoon and  contemporary poets
  •  Descriptive writing

Modules 3 and 4 Social Conscience and Changing Minds

  •  Study of non-fiction articles and speeches
  • Non-fiction writing

Modules 5 and 6 Shakespeare-Macbeth

  • Introduction to the conventions of a Shakespearean tragedy
  • Narrative writing

Year 9 English

Modules 1 and 2– Gothic and Horror

  • An introduction to the conventions of the gothic genre
  • Study of gothic authors including Warpole, Shelley and Stoker,

Modules 3 and 4 Dystopia

  • Study of Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • Non-fiction writing

Modules 5 and 6 Shakespeare-Romeo and Juliet

  • Close study of Romeo and Juliet
  • Narrative writing

Year 10

AQA English Language

AQA English Literature

Year 11

AQA English Language

AQA English Literature