English

Year group

 

Term 1a

Term 1b

Term 2a

Term 2b

Term 3a

Term 3b

7

 

 

Poetry Study

A selection of poetry to enable exploration, engagement and analysis.

Second teacher:

Shakespeare study

Exploration of Shakespeare’s era, language and extracts from some of his most famous plays.

Shakespeare Study

Exploration of Shakespeare’s era, language and extracts from some of his most famous plays.

 

 

 

Novel Study

Detailed study of a novel, selected based upon the interests and reading age levels of the class.

Writing skills and SPAG

The opportunity to examine and synthesise a number of texts of various genres.

Non-Fiction Study

Exploration of a series of non-fiction extracts, harnessing  the skills required to access the English Language GCSE.

Gothic Fiction Study

An introduction to the conventions of Gothic Fiction through the study of a selection of extracts beginning in the 19th Century.

7

NSR

Reading

Pupils will work on understanding texts, identifying key quotations and making inferences through the study of a series of texts to enable them to build further skills that will allow them to access the wider  English curriculum.

SPAG and writing

Pupils will work on the key skills required to enable them to write at an increasingly sophisticated level in a variety of forms.

8

 

 

 

 

Novel Study

Detailed study of a novel, selected based upon the interests and reading age levels of the class.

Second teacher:

Poetry Study

A selection of poetry to enable exploration, engagement and analysis.

Writing skills and SPAG

The opportunity to examine and synthesise a number of texts of various genres.

Shakespeare Study

Close study of a Shakespeare play.

Poetry Study

A selection of poetry to enable exploration, engagement and analysis.

Non-Fiction Study

Exploration of a series of non-fiction extracts, harnessing  the skills required to access the English Language GCSE.

Dystopian Fiction Study

An introduction to the conventions of Dystopian Fiction through the study of a selection extracts spanning the 20th and 21st centuries. 

9

 

 

 

 

 

Poetry Study

Anthology

Introduction to a selections of the 15 Anthology poems, looking at understanding, method analysis, form and context.

Second teacher: Fiction reading - extracts

Fiction Reading – Extracts

Lang Paper 1 SEC A

Pupils will develop the skills outlined by the AQA English Language specification through the study of fiction extracts.

Shakespeare

Inroduction to the study of Macbeth or Romeo and Juliet, with focus on the context, characters, plot and themes.

Creative Writing and Description

Lang Paper 1 Sec B

Pupils will develop the skills outlined by the AQA English Language specification through the study and creation of creative writing.

Modern Play Study

Exploration of Blood Brothers or An Inspector Calls, with focus on context, characters, plot and themes.

Non-Fiction Reading – Extracts

Lang Paper 2 Sec A

Pupils will develop the skills outlined by the AQA English Language specification through the study of non-fiction extracts.

10

 

 

 

 

Transactional Writing – Lang Paper 2 Section B

Pupils will develop the skills outlined by the AQA English Language specification through the study and creation of transactional writing.

19th Century Novel

Inroduction to the study of A Christmas Carol, with focus on the context, characters, plot and themes.

Paper 1 Section A

Pupils will develop the skills outlined by the AQA English Language specification through the study of fiction extracts.

Unseen Poetry

How to approach an unseen poem using the skills harnessed in our study of literature.

Paper 1 Section B

Pupils will develop the skills outlined by the AQA English Language specification through the study and creation of creative writing.

Poetry Anthology completion and revisit

Revision of the 15 Anthology poems.

11

 

 

 

 

Paper 1 revision (Including Y10  assessment intervention)

Pupils will develop the skills outlined by the AQA English Language specification through the study of fiction extracts.

Literature Revision – Paper 1

Revision of Macbeth, with focus on the context, characters, plot and themes.

Revision of A Christmas Carol, with focus on the context, characters, plot and themes.

Increased essay practise.

Paper 2 Revision

Pupils will develop the skills outlined by the AQA English Language specification through the study of non-fiction extracts.

Literature Revision – Paper 2

Revision of Blood Brothers or An Inspector Calls, with focus on context, characters, plot and themes.

Revision of the Anthology poetry and how to approach an unseen poem.

Increased essay practise.

Paper 1 and Paper 2 revision

Pupils will revise the skills outlined by the AQA English Language specification through the study of fiction and non-fiction.

 

 

Pupils at Key Stage 4 study the AQA English Language and English Literature courses. Please follow the link below for further details.

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/english/gcse

There are documents below for helpful tips:

Books with Hooks booklist.pdf
Comics manga and graphic novels booklist.pdf
Gifted and talented booklist.pdf
Non fiction booklist ages 8-11.pdf
Non fiction booklist ages 12.pdf
ROGO Top tips for parents to encourage reading enjoyment.pdf