English

Head of Department: Miss J Clarke
Teachers: Mr B Paddington, Mr S Davis, Mrs A Bradshaw, Mrs S Keane, Mrs L Smith, Mrs E Down, Miss H Carter
Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
Autumn Myths & Monsters

Assessment Opportunities:
Creative Writing
Speaking and Listening Presentation
Language / Character Analysis


Suggested texts :
Frankenstein
Dracula
The Lady of Shallot
Icarus

Author Study:
Library lessons
Crime

Assessment Opportunities:
Comparison of TV/print news
Language analysis from chosen text

Suggested texts / authors:
Conan Doyle
Sherlock Holmes
Higson
James Bond
Roald Dahl
Charlotte Dymond
Holes
Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

Author Study:
Library lessons
Gothic

Assessment opportunities:
Creative Writing
Gothic Story Opening
Language / Character Analysis

Suggested texts / authors:                     
The Signalman
The Red Room
The Monkey’s Paw
Frankenstein
Dracula
Jekyll & Hyde
The Woman in Black

Author Study:
Library lessons - Dickens
Spring Out of this World

Assessment Opportunities:
Writing to Argue/persuade: Inventions
Debate / Group discussion
Language / Character Analysis


Suggested texts:
Poetry
War of the Worlds (film clips)
The Time Machine
Sci-Fi short stories
Diary of Pelly D
Aquila
Artemis Fowl
Tuck Everlasting
Golden Apples of the Sun

Author Study:
Library lessons


World Book Day 5th March
Conflict Through Time

Assessment Opportunities:
Commenting Writers’ Ideas               
Poetry Analysis
Non-fiction writing (newspapers & letters)

Suggested texts:
Boy Overboard
Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
Talking in Whispers
Private Peaceful
Journey’s End
The Long & The Short & The Tall

Author Study:
Wilfred Owen

Author Study:
Library lessons


World Book Day 5th March
Shakespeare      

Assessment Opportunities:
Language / Character Analysis
Dramatic interpretation 
Stagecraft & Performance
Socratic circle discussion

Suggested texts:
The Merchant of Venice
Othello
(text depends on GCSE Specification list)

Author Study:
Library lessons


World Book Day 5th March
Summer Growing Up        

Assessment Opportunities
Writing poetry
Language / Character Analysis

Suggested texts:
Short stories
Boy
Creature in the Dark
Fat Boy Swim
Al Capone Does My Shirts
Anansi
The Midnight Fox
Alone on a Wide Wide Sea
Two weeks with the Queen (play)

Author Study:
Library lessons
Literature Through the Ages        

Assessment Opportunities:
Creative/descriptive writing based on a play studied
Language Analysis / Comparison 
Drama performance

Suggested Texts:
Openings of Shakespeare Plays                                                  Poetry (sonnets)
Beowulf
Canterbury Tales
Victorian texts (Dickens)
Romantic Poetry
Bronte
Writers from other cultures  

Author Study:
Library lessons
Human Rights / Identity

Assessment Opportunities:
Writing to argue and Persuade (speech)
Language / Character Analysis
Poetry Comparison

Suggested Texts:
Poetry from Other Cultures
To Kill A Mockingbird
Of Mice & Men
1984
Noughts & Crosses
The Kite Runner
Maggot Moon
Chinese Cinderella
Trash
Heroes
A View from the Bridge
Blood Brothers
The Crucible
Whose Life Is It Anyway?
Author Study:
Library lessons
Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Year 10 GCSE English Language coursework:
Assignment 1: writing to argue
Assignment 2: Creative response


GCSE English Literature:
Study Shakespeare Play and linked modern text*
Complete Controlled Assessment
*Each class will study different texts depending on ability and availability
GCSE English Language:
Practise different forms of writing for the Language exam, using the Literature exam texts.


GCSE English Literature:
Study Literature exam texts* (to include one novel and one play or short story collection).
*Each class will study different texts depending on ability and availability
GCSE English Language:
Non-fiction reading, analysis, and summary skills
Exam preparation (to include a range of writing forms)

GCSE English Literature:
Study Literature exam texts* (to include one novel and one play or short story collection).
*Each class will study different texts depending on ability and availability
Year 10 Exam - 2nd half Summer term
Year 11 GCSE English Language coursework:
Assignment 3 - reading an response to a selected text
Mock exam preparation
GCSE English Language:
Mock exam feedback
Preparation for GCSE Speaking Exam (after Easter break)
GCSE English Literature:
Revision of exam texts
Poetry
Exam preparation

PDL Exam Preparation and Study Skills Day - February 12th
GCSE English Language:
Speaking exam - Date TBC
Exam Preparation

GCSE English Literature:
Exam preparation

EXAM DATES (2015)
1. GCSE English Language exam: May 5th 2015
2. GCSE English Literature exams:
May 18th 2015
May 22nd 2015
2015-2015 English Curriculum Map - Key Stage 4

N.B.  All coursework and controlled assessments will be completed as appropriate to the progress of each class.  Therefore the information in the table below is for guidance only.

Presentation for Parents - GCSEs from Sept 2015
GCSE Text Lists for Sept 2015
English Homework Projects

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