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English

 

 

Year

Term 1 Autumn (6 wks)

Term 2 Winter (8 wks)

Term 3 Spring (12 weeks)

Term 4 Summer (10 wks)

7

Guided Reading

Students will study a reading book in lessons designed to develop their thinking and inference skills.  

 

 

Guided Reading

Students will study a reading book in lessons designed to develop their thinking and inference skills.  

Creative Writing Skills

Using techniques and ideas inspired by their reading student

create their own characters and

stories

Shakespeare

 Students will explore

Shakespeare’s life, work and types of audience as an

introduction to one of the

following plays.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream or

Much Ado About Nothing

 

 

 

Class Reading Book

Shared reading of a novel, developing their knowledge of how writers use language and

structure to engage readers.

 

8

Guided Reading

Students will study a reading book in lessons designed to develop their thinking and

inference skills. 

 

Guided Reading

Students will study a reading book in lessons designed to develop their thinking and

inference skills. 

 

Introduction to Pre-

1914 literature texts

Jane Eyre, Scrooge, The Selfish

Giant

 

 

Class Reading Book

Shared reading of a novel, developing their knowledge of how writers use language and

structure to engage readers.

 

 

 

 

Creative Writing Skills

Using techniques and ideas inspired by their reading student create their own characters and

stories.

 

Media Studies

Students learn about how to  create print, web and film news reports. They will also contribute to a BBC School Report project.

Narrative Poetry

The Highwayman

Students develop their understanding of the way poetic techniques create meaning.

9

Summarising and comparing characters,

places and events in fiction extracts

 

Students begin building and developing analytical skills in preparation for GCSE

 

Creative Writing

Analysing Drama

 

Shared reading of a play, developing students’ knowledge

of how writers use language and

structure to create meaning. 

An Inspector Calls

Pre-1914 extracts (fiction and non-fiction)

Building on their studies in year

 8, students prepare for GCSE study by learning to analyse

previously unseen texts

Shakespeare

Shared reading of Romeo and

Juliet, developing students’ knowledge of social/historical context and how writers use language and structure to create

meaning. 

Shakespeare (cont’d)

 

Poetry

Students will be developing their understanding and use of figurative language and

imagery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 10

GCSE 

Language

Approachng ‘Unseen’ Text Skills

Summarising and comparing a range literary extracts.

Figurative Language Skills

           Analysing language

techniques in a range of literary extracts.

Creative writing

Skills

Using language and structure techniques, to describe and to express a point of view.

Reading for meaning skills

Reading modern

fiction, and pre 20th

century non-fiction with a focus on

readers’ opinions and writers’ viewpoints.

GCSE 

Literature

Shakespeare

Close study of Romeo and Juliet or Macbeth. 

19th Century

Novels

Close study of one of

either:

A Christmas Carol

or

The Sign of Four 

Power and Conflict Poetry

Close study of a selection of poems set by the AQA examination board

Modern Texts

 

Close study of one of following three

modern texts chosen

from an AQA specified

list:

Blood Brothers

An Inspector Calls

 

 

 

 

 

Lord of the Flies

11

GCSE

 Language

Reading for meaning  skills

 

Reading literary fiction and non-fiction, and comparing writers’ viewpoints.

Approaching

‘Unseen’ Text

Skills

Further analysis of modern fiction extracts to practise

summary, language and

structure techniques.

Spoken Language

Assessments  

Exam Preparation

Preparation for Mock

exams.

Creative writing and non-fiction writing skills. Comparing writers’ viewpoints.

Exam Preparation

 

Revision and practice

papers.

After school revision sessions.

GCSE 

Literature

Power and Conflict

Poetry

Completion and revision of AQA

poetry anthology.

Reading literary fiction and non-fiction, and comparing writers’ viewpoints.

19th Century

Novels

Revision of the 19th century novel.

Preparation for

Spoken Language presentations.

Exam Preparation

Revising Shakespeare and

the modern text.

Creative writing skills.

Comparing writers’ viewpoints

Exam Preparation

Revision and practice

papers.

After school revision sessions.