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Year 8
Year 9
Year 10
Year 11

 

Year 7

 

Subject Content 

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn 1 - Reading 19th Century fiction: Sherlock Holmes

Autumn 2 - Narrative Writing – Detective fiction

Spring 1 - Non-Fiction: Travel writing

Spring 2 - Shakespeare: A midsummer Night’s Dream

Summer 1 - Poetry: War Poetry

Summer 2 - The Modern Novel: Boy in the striped pyjamas

KS3 Fundamental Skills 

 

 

 

 

 

 

English Language:

  • Critical reading skills
  • Text comparisons / Evaluation
  • Organisation, sequencing and structure of texts
  • Structure and Organise Texts
  • Writing for Purpose

 

English Literature:

  • Analysis of Literature Texts
  • Text Comparisons
  • Poetry Structure and Meaning

Background/Extended Learning

 

 

 

Research into Elizabethan context for Shakespeare study

Research into World War 1 and 2 for poetry study and modern novel

Reading of non-fiction texts – letters, journals, articles.

Reading of 19th Century fiction – Dickens, Twain, Verne.

Extend knowledge of spelling, punctuation and grammar:

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Year 8

 

Subject Content

 

 

 

 

Autumn 1 – Reading 19th Century fiction: Gothic stories

Autumn 2 – Narrative Writing – Gothic fiction

Spring 1 -  Non-Fiction: Crime and punishment

Spring 2 – Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

Summer 1 – Poetry: Conflict Poetry

Summer 2 – The Modern Novel: Of Mice and Men

KS3 Fundamental Skills 

 

 

 

 

 

 

English Language:

  • Critical reading skills
  • Text comparisons / Evaluation
  • Organisation, sequencing and structure of texts
  • Structure and Organise Texts
  • Writing for Purpose

 

English Literature:

  • Analysis of Literature Texts
  • Text Comparisons
  • Poetry Structure and Meaning

Background/Extended Learning

 

 

 

Research into Elizabethan context for Shakespeare study.

Research into the great depression and 1930s America for the modern novel.

Reading of non-fiction texts – letters, journals, articles.

Reading of 19th Century fiction – Dickens, Poe, Bronte.

Extend knowledge of spelling, punctuation and grammar:

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Year 9

 

Subject Content 

 

Autumn Term English Language : An Introduction to GCSE English Language via a study of a range of 19th, 20th and 21st century extracts.

Autumn Term English Literature : students will read and study An Inspector Calls by JB Priestley.

Spring Term English Language : students will study a range of non-fiction extracts to begin to understand a writer’s viewpoints and perspectives.

Spring Term English Literature : Students will read and study conflict poetry from the Edexcel Pearson Anthology.

Summer term English Language : students will complete free writing linked to extracts, poems, and plays studied over the course of the year.

Summer term English Literature : students will practise their analytical writing skills through exploration of  Unseen Poetry.

KS3 Fundamental 

 

 

 

 

 

 

English Language:

  • Critical reading skills
  • Text comparisons / Evaluation
  • Organisation, sequencing and structure of texts
  • Structure and Organise Texts
  • Writing for Purpose


English Literature:

  • Analysis of Literature Texts
  • Text Comparisons
  • Poetry Structure and Meaning

Background/Extended Learning

 

 

 

Research Edwardian England. What major events occurred during this time period? Research the political viewpoint of JB Priestley.

Find out the differences between socialism and capitalism. Read other, politically charged books such as Animal Farm by George Orwell.

Read a range of books from the KS4 reading list. Expose yourself to lots of rich vocabulary and experiences by reading books of interest on the KS4 reading list


Key Stage 4: Year 10

Course Name GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE ENGLISH LITERATURE
Exam Board AQA EDEXCEL

Assessment Detail

 

 

Students will sit 2 exam papers which will account for 100% of their grade*

Paper 1: Explorations and Creative Writing

Section A: Reading one literature fiction text.

Section B: Writing descriptive or narrative writing.

The paper accounts for 50% of the overall grade.

 

Paper 2: Writer’s Viewpoints and Perspectives

Section A: Reading  one non-fiction text and one literary non-fiction text.

Section B: Writing to present a viewpoint.

The paper accounts for 50% of the overall grade.

 

*nb that students will complete a teacher assessed compulsory Speaking and Listening endorsement

Students will sit 2 exam papers which will account for 100% of the their grade. The exam is closed book which means that texts are not allowed in the examination.

 

Paper 1: Shakespeare and Post 1914 Literature

Section A: The Tempest a two-part question, with the first task focused on an extract of approximately 30 lines.

The second task is focused on how a theme reflected in the extract is explored elsewhere in the play.

 

Section B: An Inspector Calls ONE essay question.

 

Paper 2: 19th Century Novel and Poetry since 1789

Section A: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde a two part question, with the first part focussed on an extract of approximately 400 words.

The second part is an essay question exploring the whole text.

 

Section B: Conflict Poetry: ONE question comparing a named poem from the Pearson

Poetry Anthology conflict collection to another poem from that collection.

The named poem will be shown in the question paper.

Part 2: ONE question comparing two unseen contemporary poems.

Web Link to specification Specification Specification
Subject Content 

Autumn Term: Students will study a range of 19th, 20th and 21st century

Spring Term: students will study a range of non-fiction extracts to to explore a writer’s viewpoints and perspectives

Summer Term: Students must undertake a prepared spoken presentation on a specific topic.

Autumn Term: Students will study The Tempest by William Shakespeare

Spring Term: Students will read and study conflict poetry from the Edexcel Pearson Anthology and revisit the novel ‘Jekyll and Hyde’

Summer Term: Students will develop greater appreciation of poetry and practise their analytical writing skills through exploration of  a range of unseen poems

Skills Taught
  • Read a wide range of texts, fluently and with good understanding.

  • Read critically, and use knowledge gained from wide reading to inform and improve their own writing.

  • Write effectively and coherently using Standard English appropriately.

  • Use grammar correctly, punctuate and spell accurately.

  • Acquire and apply a wide vocabulary, alongside a knowledge and understanding of grammatical terminology, and linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language.
  • Study a Shakespeare play and a post-1914 British play or novel.

  • Develop skills to analyse how the language, form, structure and context of texts can create meanings and effects.

  • Develop skills to maintain a critical style and informed personal response.

  • Study a 19th-century novel and a poetry collection from the Pearson Poetry Anthology.

  • Develop skills to analyse how the language, form, structure and context of texts can create meanings and effects.

  • Develop skills to maintain a critical style and informed personal response.

  • Develop comparison skills.
Background/Extended Learning

Expose yourself to lots of rich vocabulary and experiences by reading books of interest on the KS4 reading list

 

Explain why you think a writer chose to begin and end a book the way they did considering language and structural features used.

Compare how one newspaper presents a serious event with another.


Follow the link below to complete activities to support assessment and exam preparation

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Follow the link below to complete revision activities

GCSE Pod

  • Research Elizabethan and Jacobean England.

  • What major events occurred during this time period? Research the political and social views of Shakespeare.

  • Research the Gunpowder Plot, Patriarchy, Colonialism and magic during this period of history.

Follow the links below to complete revision activities

 

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 Key Stage 4: Year 11

Course Name GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE ENGLISH LITERATURE
Exam Board EDEXCEL EDEXCEL
Assessment Detail

Students will sit 2 exam papers which will account for 100% of their grade*

Paper 1: Fiction and Imaginative Writing

Section A – Reading: questions on an unseen 19th-century fiction extract.

Section B – Writing: a choice of two writing tasks.
The tasks are linked by a theme to the reading extract.

The total number of marks available is 64.

Assessment duration 1 hour and 45 minutes.

 

Paper 2: Non-Fiction and Transactional Writing

Section A – Reading: questions on two thematically linked, unseen non-fiction

extracts.

Section B – Writing: a choice of two writing tasks. The tasks are linked by a theme to the reading extracts.

The total number of marks available is 96.

Assessment duration: 2 hours and 5 minutes.

 

*nb that students will complete a teacher assessed compulsory Speaking and Listening endorsement.

Paper 1: Shakespeare and Post 1914 Literature

Section A: The Tempest a two-part question, with the first task focused on an extract of approximately 30 lines.

The second task is focused on how a theme reflected in the extract is explored elsewhere in the play.

 

Section B: An Inspector Calls ONE essay question.

 

Paper 2: 19th Century Novel and Poetry since 1789

Section A: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde a two part question, with the first part focussed on an extract of approximately 400 words.

The second part is an essay question exploring the whole text.

 

Section B: Conflict Poetry: ONE question comparing a named poem from the Pearson Poetry Anthology conflict collection to another poem from that collection.

The named poem will be shown in the question paper.

Part 2: ONE question comparing two unseen contemporary poems.

Web Link to specification Specification Specification
Subject Content 

Autumn Term: Students will study a range of 19th century fiction and 20th and 21st century non-fiction extracts focusing on English Language reading and writing skills.

Spring Term: Students will refine analytical reading skills and develop independent writing skills to build confidence prior to the exams in the Summer Term.

Autumn Term: Students will study The Tempest by William Shakespeare and revise An Inspector Calls.

Spring Term: Students will revise and revisit Jekyll and Hyde and Conflict poetry.

Summer Term: Students will revise and revisit all literary texts including: The Tempest, An Inspector Calls, Jekyll and Hyde and Conflict Poetry

Skills Taught
  • Read a wide range of texts, fluently and with good understanding.

  • Read critically, and use knowledge gained from wide reading to inform and improve their own writing.

  • Write effectively and coherently using Standard English appropriately.
    Use grammar correctly, Punctuate and spell accurately.

  • Acquire and apply a wide vocabulary, alongside a knowledge and understanding of grammatical terminology, and linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language.

  • Study a Shakespeare play and a post-1914 British play or novel.

  • Develop skills to analyse how the language, form, structure and context of texts can create meanings and effects.

  • Develop skills to maintain a critical style and informed personal response.

  • Study a 19th-century novel and a poetry collection from the Pearson Poetry Anthology.

  • Develop skills to analyse how the language, form, structure and context of texts can create meanings and effects.

  • Develop skills to maintain a critical style and informed personal response.

  • Develop comparison skills.
Background/Extended Learning
  • Expose yourself to lots of rich vocabulary and experiences by reading books of interest on the KS4 reading list.

  • Explain why you think a writer chose to begin and end a book they way they did considering language and structural features used.

  • Compare how one newspaper presents a serious event with another.

 

Follow the link below to complete activities to support assessment and exam preparation

 

BBC Education

GCSE Pod

 

  • Revise key contexts, characters and themes for all set texts (The Tempest, An Inspector Calls, Conflict Poetry and Jekyll and Hyde).

  • Ensuring that relevant quotes are practised as part of independent study.

 

Follow the links below to complete revision activities

 

GCSE Pod
Spark Notes
BBC Education

Cliffs Notes