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Year

Topic

7

Guided Reading

Writing skills   

Class Reading  

The witches

The highwayman

Shakespeare

A midsummer night’s dream

Historical context

Introduction to Shakespearean theatre

Introduction to Shakespeare’s language

Media             

Drama             

 speaking and listening

8

Guided Reading

Poetic techniques

Figurative language

Narrative Poetry

Much Ado About Nothing

Historical context

Class Reading      

Private Peaceful

9

Writing Skills

Class Reading

Holes

Media and Non-Fiction

Pre 20th Century Fiction and Non-Fiction

Poetry

Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet or Macbeth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

English Language

Yr 10

 

Reading non-fiction

Writer’s craft: tone/style/register/ devices

(Both papers section A focus) A Christmas Carol

Pre-20th Century Lit

Language/ literary devices

(Both papers section A focus) Creative writing – Fiction

Using language devices in their writing.

(AMOPSS and tone)

(Paper 1 Section B)     Creative writing –

Non-Fiction

Writing with a viewpoint

(CAPFOREST and tone/ register)

(Paper 2 Section B)     Modern extracts

Focusing on techniques and writers’ ideas.

            Pre 20th Century Literary non-fiction

 

Yr 11

 

 

 

 

Comparing pre and post 20th Century non-fiction extracts 

Modern short story extracts.

Structure of fiction texts and summarising focus -

(Paper 1 section A)

(Sp and L – lit focus) (Also work experience)

Creative writing practice

Fiction and non-fiction

Using the language devices.  

Exam Skills

Exams

 

 

                  

English Literature and English Language

Yr 10

Conflict/Power Poetry [anthology]

 Language analysis

Unseen poetry skills

A Christmas Carol

The Sign of Four

Narrative Writing

Writer’s craft: tone/style/register/ devices

Modern prose text: An Inspector Calls/Lord of the Flies

Romeo & Juliet/Macbeth

Speaking and Listening

Creative Writing

Yr 11

Pre 20th Century Literary non-fiction

Comparing Literary Non-fiction

Comparison!

Speaking and Listening           Modern short story extracts.

Structure of fiction texts and summarising focus -

(Paper 1 section A)

Conflict poetry – context

Shakespeare revision

19th Century Fiction Revision

Creative Writing

Exam skills

Exams 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Level English Literature

Yr 12

 Nineteen Eighty-Four

The History Boys

Social and political context for both texts     

 

Richard III

Wars of the Roses

Tudors

Religious and socio-political context of period of the play’s production

Poetry of Christina Rossetti

context of pre-Raphaelite movement,

Female fellowship and the Romantic movement 

Religious and socio-political context on Rossetti’s poetry    

AS Exam

Begin Year 2 Coursework Module     

A Streetcar Named Desire

Prepare for independent reading and research summer project

Yr 11

Completion of coursework module;  Comparative and contextual study.

A Streetcar Named Desire and one other text.

Completion of coursework module; Close reading of poetry text.

Feminine Gospels

An Ideal husband

Historical and socio-political context and shared contextual factors with Rossetti’s poetry

The Handmaid’s Tale

Comparisons with Historical and socio-political context Comparing with

Nineteen-Eighty-Four  JWA: An Ideal husband

Historical and socio-political context and shared contextual factors with Rossetti’s poetry

The Handmaid’s Tale

Comparisons with Historical and socio-political context Comparing with

Nineteen-Eighty-Four 

Unseen prose extracts.

Analysing language, structure, form and generic features in creating meaning for the reader.

Linking unseen extracts to context.

            Revision and exam preparation

            Revision and exam preparation

 Final A level exam.