English

"I may have said the same thing before... but my explanation, I am sure, will always be different."

Oscar Wilde

Overview

English is vital for communicating with others in school and in the wider world, and is fundamental to learning in all curriculum subjects. In studying English pupils develop skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing that they will need to participate in society and employment. Pupils learn to express themselves creatively and imaginatively and to communicate with others confidently and effectively.

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Year 7

Prose- Text Anne of Green Gables, Narnia, Skellig, Rashid & the Missing Body.
Creative Writing- Poetry from Different Cultures
Literature- Shakespeare The Tempest
Literature- 19th Century Novel Oliver Twist
Reading Non-Fiction Newspapers-Articles old and new
Play Text - Trip to Bountiful
Focus on Speeches

Year 8

AO5 & 6
Prose Text - Post 1915 Novel Foreshadowing/ Witch Child/ Flour Babies/ Buddy
Lit AO1&2
Poetry Ballads/ Mythical Creatures
Lit AO1, 2 & 3
Shakespeare - Midsummer Nights Deam/ Macbeth Literature - The World of the Brontes
AO1,2, 3 &4 Diary and Autobiography
Play Text - Our Day Out. Focus on Roleplay

 

Year 9

Of Mice and Men
Lit AO1 & 2
Literary Heritage Anthology
Lit AO1, 2 & 3
Shakespeare - Richard III/ Twelfth Night Literature - Gothic
AO1, 2,3 & 4
Non-fiction Journal entries/travel writing AO1, 2, 3 & 4 Non-fictional writing
Focus on debate

Year 10

GCSE Literature Paper1 - Section B - 19th Century Novel. A Christmas Carol GCSE Literature paper 1 - Shakespeare Romeo & Juliet GCSE Paper 1 - Exploration in Creative Reading & Writing Section A - Literary Text with 4 Questions
Section B - Describe with picture stimulus
GCSE Paper 2 - Writer's viewpoint & perspectives
Section A - Non-fiction texts 4 questions
Section B - Writing opinion
GCSE Literature Paper 1 - Section A Shakespeare: Romeo & Juliet (Acts 1-3) GCSE Lit Paper 1 - Section A Shakespeare: Romeo & Juliet (Acts 4-5)
GCSE Lit Paper 2 - An Inspector Calls GCSE Lit Paper 2
Section B - Anthology Poetry Cluster Power & Conflict. 15 poems GCSE Lit Paper 2 - Unseen Poetry Revision for Lit Paper 2.
Speaking & Listening

Year 11
Set 1,2,3

GCSE Lit Paper 2: Modern Texts & Poetry
GCSE Lit Paper 1 - 19th Century Novel & Shakespeare
GCSE Lit Paper 1: Exploration in Creative Reading & Writing Section A: Literary Text with questions
Section B: Describe with picture stimulus GCSE Literature Paper 1: 19th Century Novel & Shakespeare GCSE Paper 2: Writers viewpoints & perspectives.
Section A: non-fiction texts 4 questions Section B: Writing opinion GCSE Lit Paper 2: Modern Texts & Poetry
Targetted revision based on mock analysis

Year 11
Set 4&5

GCSE Lit Paper 1: Exploration in Creative Reading & Writing Section A: Literary Text with questions
Section B: Describe with picture stimulus GCSE Paper 2: Writers viewpoints & perspectives.
Section A: non-fiction texts 4 questions Section B: Writing opinion

What qualification will I get?

GCSE English Language and English Literature

How will I be assessed?

The English Language/ English Literature course is suitable for all students who are able to achieve between 1 to 9. All students will be entered for the same papers, as there will no longer be foundation or higher tiering.
The GCSE English Language & English Literature course of study is based on the new AQA Specification. This is a combined course, which means you will be able to study both English Language and English Literature in the same lessons throughout Years 10 and 11.

All examinations will be externally assessed which will consist of two units for English Language and two units for English   Literature.
Over the two years of study, students will be assessed regularly through internal examinations in preparation for their final examinations in June 2018.

What can this course lead to?