Checkpoint (Gr 7 - 9)
Checkpoint English

The Cambridge Secondary 1 English curriculum promotes an enquiry based approach to learning to develop thinking skills and encourage intellectual engagement.  This curriculum encourages learners who are confident, creative and intellectually engaged, capable of applying their skills to respond to a range of information, media and texts with enjoyment and understanding.


Courses in this category:
The following genres and text types are recommended at Stage 9: Fiction and poetry: short stories with similar themes for comparison, contemporary stories including dialogue with dialect, novels written through letters or diary accounts, texts from different cultures and traditions, older drama from other cultures, different poetic forms from arou...
The following genres and text types are recommended at Stage 8: Fiction and poetry: political novels/stories with social issues, myths and legends from around the world, humour, short stories, significant poems and drama from other cultures, poems since 1900. Non-fiction: contemporary biography, autobiography, letters and diaries, journalistic wr...
The following genres and text types are recommended at Stage 7: Fiction and poetry: suspense and horror stories, sci-fi and fantasy  novels, contemporary folk and fairy-tales, short stories (including  those set in different times and places), older literature (including  drama), narrative and non-narrative poems, significant poems from  b...