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English Language and Literature

Time Allocation: Students study English for four 1 hour lessons a week throughout Key Stage 4.

Exam Board: AQA

Year 9 Term

Topic

Preparation for GCSE exam

Key concepts learnt and/ or consolidated for GCSE

Autumn 1

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

English Literature Paper 2: Modern Texts

Narrative structure, characterisation, themes, the importance of context

Autumn 2

Language Paper 2 Reading Section (booklet): 

Non-fiction 20th century articles and pre 19th century that are linked. 

English Language Paper 2: Non-Fiction reading and writing

Textual genres, sentence structures, parts of speech

Spring 1

Unseen Poetry  

English Literature Paper 2: Poetry

Genres: lyric, epic, narrative, dramatic; language and structural devices; sonnet form

Spring 2

Romeo and Juliet

English Literature Paper 1: Shakespeare

Aristotelian conventions of a tragedy; equivocation; gender roles in Early Modern Period

Summer 1

Power and Conflict poems (5 to be taught)  

'Exposure '

'Storm on the Island'

'War Photographer' 

'Remains'

'Bayonet Charge' 

English Literature Paper 2: Poetry

Poetic devices

Summer 2

Transactional Writing Skills  

Spoken Language Endorsement  

(Theme of social equality and justice, gender rights, human rights, race issues etc) 

English Language Paper 2: Non-fiction Writing

Adapting writing according to genre, purpose and audience.

 

All students will write and deliver a speech for their GCSE matriculation requirement

 

 

GCSE Assessment Summary

Year 10 & 11 Schedule of teaching:

10

Autumn 1

Spoken Language Endorsement  

Language Paper 2: Transactional Writing Skills  

A Christmas Carol  

Autumn 2

A Christmas Carol  

Spring 1

Literature Poetry 

(10 poems to complete)

Spring 2

Language Paper 1: Reading and Writing 

Summer 1

Macbeth 

Summer 2

Macbeth 

11

Autumn 1

An Inspector Calls

Autumn 2

Language Paper 2: Reading and Writing (5 weeks) 

Spring 1

Unseen Poetry 

Spring 2

Revision

 

Summer 1

Revision

 

For more information, contact Ms Ennis.