Learn · Grow · Thrive


(Alternative provision)

Today a reader tomorrow a leader


It is our goal to promote and embed a culture of lifelong learning.

English is the vehicle to provide all pupils with direction and support, enabling them to thrive and reach their potential. We aim to embed reading for purpose and pleasure, whilst we will offer a bespoke curriculum tailored to the individual needs of every child. Pupils will have the opportunity to reach and develop their potential. All pupils will have access to accreditation and will be encouraged to aim high. Along with offering accreditation we will develop the social currency of each student to give them the best possible chance to not only realise their potential, but to succeed in an ever-changing society.

End points

  • Our students will have the ability to engage with and function within society.
  • Students will understand and respect, cultural differences.
  • All pupil will be able to write legibly and read fluently as they develop confidence and independence.
  • Pupils will use English as a medium to be interested and interesting, we will promote culture of lifelong learning that is innovative and fun.

Domains of Knowledge 




Writing to describe and narrate- imaginative and creative use of language



Writing for a range of audiences and purposes, adapting style to form and to real –life contexts

Poetry and drama and spoken language 


Use of imagery

Presenting information and ideas

Responding to spoken language

English Language


· Suspense and mystery

· Si-fi / horror

· Dystopian futures

· Detective/mystery

· Action/adventure


· Letters

· Forms

· Informative writing

· Persuasive writing

· History / culture

· Current affairs


· Play writing

· Narrative poetry

· Performance poetry (role play)

· Monologues


Speaking and listening  

· Debates 

· Short drama (Macbeth) 

· Class reading and book debates 

· Speech  

· Themes and conventions

· Context

· text types

· Genre and form

· Grammar and


· effect on reader

· Spoken language

· Spelling 

Key Concepts

Propositional knowledge 

Procedural knowledge 


Tier 1: Word, word classes, sentence, text, noun, adjective, verb, present tense, past tense, future tense, singular, plural, phrase, adverb, conjunction, preposition,


Tier 2: pronoun, possessive, possessive pronoun, suffix, noun phrases, statement, question, exclamation, command, paragraph, direct speech, indirect speech, clause, main clause, subordinate clause, adverbial, fronted adverbials, article, synonym, antonym, determiner, relative clause, independent clause, model verbs,


Tier 3: progressive, present perfect, compound, verb inflections, modal, relative pronoun, passive

(voice), active (voice), subjunctive, syntax, fragments, appositive verbs, abstract verbs auxiliary verbs expanded noun phrases 

Tier 1: subordination, co-ordination, subject-verb agreement,





Tier 2: text purpose and audience,










Tier 3: analysis of writers breaking rules, cohesion/cohesive device, ambiguity


All tiers: Appropriate rules of grammar (and exceptions), Standard English, sentence types

Spelling & Vocabulary

Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary specific to units

taught, phoneme, grapheme, split digraph, syllable, trigraph, homophones, hyphenated

words, vowel, consonant, subject, object, family of words, root words

Use functional skills spelling booklets

Common spellings, meta-language, Prefixes and

suffixes, possessive apostrophe, regular plurals, irregular plurals, etymology,


Capital letter, full stop, question mark, exclamation mark, comma, apostrophe, inverted commas (or ‘speech marks’), brackets, dashes, hyphen, parenthesis, ellipsis, semi-colon, colon, bullet point, colons and semicolon,

Punctuation for effect, negative language,

Language Techniques & Elements of Rhetoric

Adjective, verb, adverb, noun phrase, simile,

metaphor, personification, Synonym, antonym, dialogue, direct and indirect speech, alliteration, rhetorical questions, Direct address,

Juxtaposition, pathetic fallacy zeugma, parataxis, hyperbole, anaphora, assonance. chronology, imagery

Descriptive language, language for effect,

Standard English, cohesive devices, Imagery,

Idioms, Colloquialisms, Dialect, Accent, Slang,

Humour, Irony, Use of colour in descriptions, Symbolism, Contrast, Tone,

Rule of three, statistics and facts : DAFOREST


Protagonist, antagonist, hero, victim, villain, rebel, creator, lover, explorer, magician, ruler, jester, fool, sage, foil, archetypal, dual nature

Audience Impact & Literary Criticism

Reader reception, awareness of impact, viewpoints, critique; reader response, cultural, new historicism, psychoanalytic/Freudian, feminist, Marxist, new criticism, post-colonial, structuralism, post-structuralism, using quotes accurately, facts and opinions

Progression map

Alternative Provision English Progression Map