The Origins of English

The guiding idea behind the Year 7 curriculum is to provide students with a foundational knowledge of where literature – and especially English literature – came from and has developed over time. We introduce concepts that will be returned to on multiple occasions as the curriculum unfolds with the intention that students will be able to make meaning links and connections.

A great deal of effort is spent on laying the ground work for the deconstructed essay and on using tenor, vehicle and ground to think about metaphor.

Each of these modules was a collaboration between Claire Woozley (our resident medievalist) and David Didau (as close as we’ve got to a classicist.)