English


KS3            Autumn Term

DC1

Spring Term

DC2

Summer Term

DC3

Year 7

HT1 (7.5 weeks)

Gothic Genre

7.5 weeks:

Reading :Gothic Text AO1 & AO2 (language)

Writing : Opening to a Gothic narrative

AO5 & AO6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HT2 (7 weeks)

Spy Genre

5 weeks:

Reading: Stormbreaker/Pointbreak

AO1 & AO2 (structure).

Writing: Building Suspense Chapter

 

 

Narrative Writing- Focus on key skills:

1.Creation of atmosphere & introducing main character

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.Building action and suspense in writing.

 

Reading analysis of two separate genres.

 

HT3 (6 weeks)

Narrative Poetry

Reading: Poem

AO1 & AO2 (language & structure)

& AO3 Lit (context)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HT4 (6 weeks)

Extreme Experiences

Reading AO3 comparing texts.

Writing: Viewpoint persuasive writing AO4 & AO5

 

Literature & Language Reading Skills:

1.Analysis of narrative poem.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.Non-Fiction Writing using persuasive devices.

 

HT5 (5 weeks)

Shocking

Shakespeare

Reading: comparison of openings to Macbeth & Romeo & Juliet

AO1, AO2 & AO3 (language & structure)

& AO3 Lit (context)

Empathy Writing

Writing in role as a Shakespearean character. Reading AO1 Literature AO3  & Writing skills

AO4 & AO5

 

HT6 (7 weeks)

Victorian Literature

4 weeks:

Reading Skills AO4

Evaluation of extract.

 

Descriptive Writing: Describing a Victorian character.

Writing Skills AO4 & AO5

 

Literature & Language Reading Skills:

1.Comparison of opening scenes.

 

 

 

2.Reading Literature & Writing Skills:

Character Empathy Writing

 

 

 

 

Literature & Language Reading Skills:

1.Evaluation of Victorian Extract

 

 

2.Descriptive Writing.

 

 

Year 8   HT1 (7.5 weeks)

Seminal World Literature American Dream

Reading: non-fiction & literature texts AO1, AO2 (language & structure)

 

HT2 (7 weeks)

Shakespeare Exploded Extract

Whole play (Much Ado…)

Reading:

AO1, AO2 & AO3 (lang & struc)

& AO3 Lit (context)

 

DC1

American Dream Reading Skills:Focus on analysis of texts centred on a theme.

 

 

Literature & Language Reading Skills:

1.Exploded extract analysis.

 

HT3 (6 weeks)

Stone Cold Novel

Descriptive Writing Skills AO4 & AO5.

 

 

 

HT4 (6 weeks)

Victorian Villains

Reading: non-fiction comparison of texts AO3

Whole Narrative Writing

4 weeks:

Vendetta theme

AO4 & AO5

 

 

DC2

Descriptive Writing.

 

Empathetic Writing

 

Victorian Villains:

1.Comparison of non-fiction texts.

2.Whole Narrative writing.

 

 

HT5 (5 weeks).

Travel Writing

Reading: Non-fiction Texts AO1 & AO2 (language & structure),

Writing: Travel Writing AO5 & AO6

 

HT6 (7 weeks)

Modern Play

‘Our Day Out’

5 weeks

Literature & Reading: Scene Analysis AO1 & AO2
(language)

Writing Additional Scene or Diary Extract

4 weeks: Writing Skills AO4 & AO5

 

DC3

Travel Writing : 1.Focus on creation of viewpoint writing

 

 

 

 

Literature & Language Reading & Writing Skills:

1.Analysis of scene.

 

 

 

2.Empathy Writing

 

 

 

KS4 Autumn Term

DC1

Spring Term

DC2

Summer Term

DC3

Year 9 HT1 (7.5 weeks)

Introduction to Conflict Poetry for Literature

 

Reading:

AO1, AO2 & AO3 (context, language & structure).

Writing: Analytical Essay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HT2 (7 weeks)

Macbeth exploded extract based on theme.

Reading:

AO1, AO2 & AO3 (context, language & structure).

Writing: Analytical Essay

 

 

 

Analytical Literature essay based on Conflict element of Poetry cluster.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Analytical essay on exploded extract question on character in ’Macbeth’.

HT3 (3 weeks)

Point of View Writing

Point of View Writing on ‘Don’t Get Me Started’ topic

AO5 & AO6

Descriptive Writing

(3 weeks)

from visual stimulus

AO5 & AO6

 

 

HT4 (4 weeks)

Language Paper 2 Reading.

Autobiographical extracts

Reading:

AO1, AO2 & AO3 (context, language & structure

Narrative based on personal experiences

(2 weeks)

AO5 & AO6

 

 

Point of View Writing- Focus on forming an arguments and persuasive techniques.

 

 

Descriptive writing piece.

 

 

 

Practice exam answers

 

 

 

 

 

 

Personal experience narratives ‘Write about a time when…’

 

HT5 (6 weeks) Dystopian Fiction

Reading Analysis using Paper 1 language skills

AO1, AO2 & AO3 (context, language & structure

Writing in genre of Dystopian Fiction

AO5 & AO6

Spoken Language

Dragon’s Den on new invention for Dystopian world.

 

HT6 (7 weeks)

Power Poetry

Reading:

AO1, AO2 & AO3 (context, language & structure).

Writing: Analytical Essay

 

Practice exam answers

 

 

 

 

 

Dystopian Narrative Writing

 

Spoken Language assessment for use of persuasive devices and Q&A

 

 

Analytical Literature essay based on Power  element of Poetry cluster.

Year 10  HT1 (7.5 weeks)

‘An Inspector Calls’

For Literature

Reading:

AO1, AO2 & AO3 (context, language & structure).

Writing: Analytical Essay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HT2 (7 weeks)

Descriptive Writing of Victorian Scene. (1 week)

 

‘A Christmas Carol’ (6 weeks) exploded extract question for literature.

Reading: AO1, AO2 & AO3 (context, language & structure).

Writing: Analytical Essay

 

 

Analytical essays on ‘An Inspector Calls’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Descriptive writing piece.

 

Analytical essay on ‘A Christmas Carol’

HT3 (6 weeks) Reading questions for Language Paper 2

A01-4:

transactional writing for Language Paper 2

A05-6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HT4 (6 weeks)

on remainder of ‘conflict’ poems from cluster.

AO1, AO2 & AO3 (context, language & structure).

Writing: Analytical Essay

Practice exam answers

 

 

Transactional piece of writing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Analytical Literature essay based on Conflict element of Poetry cluster.

HT5 (5 weeks)

Revision of Macbeth. Key themes and characters.

Exploded extract on a character.

AO1, AO2 & AO3 (context, language & structure).

Revisiting bespoke areas of challenge for both Language/Literature

elements of the course in preparation for PPE

Spoken Language Debate on topic.

 

HT6 (7 weeks)

Paper 1

Reading questions for Language Paper 1

A01-4

Narrative writing

Language Paper 1

A05-6

Descriptive writing

Language Paper 1 A05-6

 

Practice exam answers

PPE Analytical essay on exploded extract question on character in ’Macbeth’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spoken Language Assessment

 

 

Practice exam answers

 

Narrative Writing.

 

 

Descriptive Writing

Year 11  HT1

2 weeks

English Language

Paper 1 and Paper 2

AOs 1-6

Revise Language Papers for PPE.

1 week Jekyll and Hyde/ Christmas Carol

1 week Macbeth

2 weeks Remainder of Poetry Cluster

1.5 weeks Revision of ‘An Inspector Calls’

 

HT2

7 weeks

Bespoke Language topic and Literature revision based on PPE1 results

 

 

Fortnightly assessments in hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PPE  1

Examinations Full Language Mock

Examinations full Literature paper

 

HT3

1 week

Remainder of Poetry Cluster

1 weeks

19th Century text

4 weeks

Bespoke Language and Literature topic Revision

 

HT4

Bespoke Language and Literature topic revision based on PPE2 results

 

 

 

Fortnightly assessments in hall

 

 

 

PPE 2

Examinations Full Language and Literature Mock

 

HT5

Revisit any Literature texts and Language topics required for classes. Bespoke class approach.

 

 

 

 

 

 

HT6

Revision

 

GCSE Examinations

 

What qualification will I get?

GCSE English Language & GCSE English Literature

How will I be assessed?

For Year 11 You will be assessed through four externally assessed examinations. Two for Language and two for Literature. You will also complete 5 written and a minimum of 3 spoken controlled assessments which will contribute to 40% of your overall marks.
For Year 10 all assessment is based on examination in your final year. You will be assessed through four externally assessed examinations. Two for Language and two for Literature.

What can this course lead to?

This course can lead to A Level English Language or A Level English Literature.
The study of English is essential for any career choice you make. Many students progress to a Degree in English Language or English Literature.
An English degree will allow you to consider many career paths and professions including: Teaching, Journalism, Media and Politics.
An English degree will allow you to consider many career paths and professions including: Teaching, Journalism, Media and Politics.