Our English literature curriculum is structured by a chronological exploration of ‘great texts.’ Each text is explored through four conceptual lenses: character, genre, style, and contextual theme. As students move through the curriculum, the narrative of how the English literary tradition has developed is therefore unpicked through these lenses. A special focus is placed on understanding how these ideas, of character, genre, style and theme, have evolved and intertwined over time. We use these concepts to help examine the changes in the values presented thematically through the texts we study. Knowledge of English grammar is developed within this scheme and taught with reference to texts studied. English literature and language are taught discretely over five periods each week.
The document available below shows how this is broken down by academic year and by term at KS3.