In Year 7, the elements of language, literature and literacy are explored via five main units of study. Opportunities to read, write, speak and listen form the foundation for skill attainment within a wide and varied repertoire of text types and purposes. During Summer Term, the theme of The Unexplained and the Unexpected engages students in extending their knowledge of the narrative genre through short stories. Following this, issues on a local, national and global level become the basis for discussion and debate as students learn how to present an argument and support their points of view in convincing ways.
In Autumn Term, poetry is used as the creative vehicle for students to delve into their hearts and minds; they learn new avenues of self-expression along with the power of slam poetry. A novel study in Winter Term challenges students to read beyond the small world of the text by exploring meaning on a more universal, thematic level. Finally, the magical and fantastic world of mythology takes students on a journey around the globe to look at how people, since the beginning of time, have strived to makes sense of their world.