In Year 7 homework will usually be set once a week. There will be a variety of tasks for homework ranging from extended writing exercises to shorter pieces, reading or revising for tests. Some homeworks will be consolidating skills that should already have been learnt, others will be more challenging, ensuring that all students have the opportunity to progress in the subject. Some homeworks will involve research, thus encouraging independent learning. Pupils should be encouraged to use resources of information such as the internet but always write up their research in their own words. Each year specific assessment pieces are completed. These pieces cover all main forms of writing. The department ensures that all students are given access to a challenging and enriched curriculum.

  • Creative Writing Superheroes (short piece)
  • Diary Entry (long piece)
  • Literature essay (long piece)
  • Writing to describe stimulus (short piece)
  • Exam – Reading
  • Exam Writing
  • News article (short piece)