English Language and Literature

Objectives:

To promote a curiosity and love of English Literature.

To build confidence in written and spoken communication.

To develop writing, reading and spoken language skills necessary for GCSE exams.

Year

Year 10

Term

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Unit

Language

Paper 1 Reading and Writing

Literature

Modern Text

Language

Paper 2 Reading and Writing

Literature

Poetry

Literature

Shakespeare

Language

Paper 1 Revision

Time

6 weeks

7 weeks

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6 weeks

6 weeks

5 weeks

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Through exposure to a range of texts and writing tasks, students will start to build the skills necessary for:

- analysing literature
- discussing writers’ choices in literature
- creating expressive pieces of writing

This unit will prepare students for English Language Paper 1.

Folder Assessments

Paper 1 – Q2 and Q4

Final Writing Task

Students will read a modern play text and study how the themes and characters have been constructed by the writers.

Possible Texts:

- An Inspector Calls
- Blood Brothers

This unit will prepare students for English Literature Paper 2 Section A

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Character / Theme exercise

Essay question on text

Through exposure to a range of non-fiction texts and writing tasks, students will start to build the skills necessary for:

- analysing non-fiction
- discussing writers’ choices in texts
- creating persuasive pieces of writing

This unit will prepare students for English Language Paper 2.

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Section A of Paper 2 (SOW Paper)

Students will start to build the skills necessary for:

- working out the meaning in unseen poems
- analysing how poets shape meaning in poems
- making comparisons between two poems

This unit will prepare students for English Literature Paper 2 Sections B and C

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Unseen Poem Question

Comparison Poetry Question

Students will read a Shakespeare play and study how the themes and characters have been constructed by the writer.

Possible Texts:

- Romeo and Juliet
- Macbeth
- Much Ado About Nothing

This unit will prepare students for English Literature Paper 1 Section A

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Character/Theme exercise

Essay question on text

Students will complete revision tasks around English Language Paper 1 in preparation for their End of Year Exam.

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Year 10 End of Year Exam


Year

Year 11

Term

Autumn

Spring

 

Unit

Language

Paper 2 writing

Paper 2 Reading Revision

Literature

Pre twentieth century text

Literature

Poetry Anthology and Unseen

Speaking and Listening Certificate

Revision

 

Time

6 weeks

6 weeks

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5 weeks

6 weeks

3 weeks

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Through exposure to a range of non-fiction texts and writing tasks, students will start to build the skills necessary for:

- analysing non-fiction
- discussing writers’ choices in texts
- creating persuasive pieces of writing

This unit will prepare students for English Language Paper 2.

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Writing Task

Paper 2 marked practice Q2 and 4

Students will read a pre twentieth century text and study how the themes and characters have been constructed by the writer.

Possible Texts:

- A Christmas Carol
- Sign of Four
- Jekyll and Hyde

This unit will prepare students for English Literature Paper 1 Section A

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Character/Theme exercise

Timed Literature Essay question on text (Eng Lit)

Year 11 Mock Language Paper 2

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Students will complete the poems for the English Literature exam and develop:

- working out the meaning in unseen poems
- analysing how poets shape meaning in poems
- making comparisons between two poems

This unit will prepare students for English Literature Paper 2 Sections B and C

Students will also rehearse and prepare for their Spoken Language Certificate.

Folder Assessments

Timed Unseen Poem Question (Eng Lit)

Timed Comparison Poetry Question (Eng Lit)

Students will follow a programme of revision for the English Language and English Literature GCSEs.

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English Language Mock Paper 1 and 2

In class English Lit timed exam practice

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