Christian Head, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, CA17 4HA

017683 71693

Kirkby Stephen Grammar School

A Co-operative Academy

Year 9 English

In Year 9 we continue to engage and enthuse our pupils through the study of a range of poetry, prose and plays from British writers and those around the world. Pupils continue to revisit and develop their expertise in the use of correct punctuation, grammar and syntax and we encourage pupils to develop their oral skills in new, more formal, ways. In addition, we support pupils to develop their own creative and non-fiction writing, enabling them to adapt language use for a range of purposes and audiences.

We build upon pupils’ knowledge of the impact of language in a variety of contexts, using the same structured approaches to analysis and discursive essay writing in response to a range of stimulating fiction and non-fiction texts.

As in Years 7 and 8, all pupils follow our own individualised spelling programme and we continue to work closely with the SEND department to support pupils with additional needs. We facilitate a love of literature and reading for pleasure through our schemes of work and through the continuation of pupils’ own independent reading for enjoyment.