English – Year 8

Autumn Half-Term 1

Novel Unit

Each class will study a novel. Teachers will choose novels to suit the needs of their groups.

Autumn Half-Term 2

Different Cultures

Students will study a range of literary texts from a variety of divergent cultural traditions.

Spring Half-Term 1

Shakespeare Unit

Students will study a whole play by William Shakespeare.

Spring Half-Term 2

Poetry Unit

Students will study a range of poetry, and develop their comparative and analytical skills.

Summer Half-Term 1

Gothic Unit

Students will explore the fascinating world of Gothic literature.

Summer Half-Term 2

Media Unit

Students will explore a variety of modern media texts.