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Kingswood Secondary Academy

Ofsted Good

Curriculum End Points

Our learners will be taught to: 

 

  • Read a wide range of fiction and non-fiction, in particular whole books, short stories, poems and plays with a wide coverage of genres, historical periods, forms and authors, including high quality works from English literature, both pre-1914 and contemporary, as well as seminal world literature and literary non-fiction such as essays, reviews and journalism 

  • Read critically, identifying and interpreting themes, ideas and information in a range of literature and other high-quality writing 

  • Reflect critically and evaluatively on texts, using the context of the text and drawing on knowledge and skills gained from wider reading 

  • Make inferences and refer to the evidence in a text to support interpretations 

  • Explain how vocabulary and grammar contribute to the effectiveness and impact of a writer’s choices 

  • Explicitly learn new vocabulary 

  • Use linguistic and literary terminology accurately and confidently in their own work and in discussing reading, writing and spoken language  

  • Analyse and evaluate how form and structure contribute to the effectiveness of a text. 

  • Compare two or more texts critically  

  • Write for different purposes and audiences and in different forms through effectively adapting style, tone and register appropriately, using knowledge gained from reading extensively 

  • Write descriptively and imaginatively through sustained crafting to create fictional writing in different genres 

  • Write accurately and purposefully in an academic register, using a full range of sentence forms, punctuation and structural and grammatical features, for effect. 

  • Understand the power of written and spoken language, to inspire and manipulate, by reflecting critically and evaluatively on a writer’s intentions, identifying purpose and bias. 

  • Reflect upon, revise, edit and proof-read their work to improve coherence, consistency, clarity and overall effectiveness. 

  • Adapt their writing for a wide range of purposes and audiences: to describe, narrate, explain, instruct, persuade and argue 

  • Be confident speakers, able to communicate effectively for a specific purpose using vocabulary, structure and rhetoric to engage their audience 

  • Listen to and build on the contributions of others, asking questions to clarify and inform