Year 7

Autumn Term

The Novel / Novel extracts – ‘Holes’, ‘Wolf Brother’, Roald Dahl short stories, C19th extracts, Short Stories: ‘Your Shoes’ ‘Snowdrops’ plus a range of Literary Fiction & Non Fiction, Descriptive & Narrative writing & Transactional / Discursive writing.

Spring Term

Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’

plus, a range of Literary Fiction & Non Fiction, Descriptive & Narrative writing & Transactional / Discursive writing.

Summer Term

Poetry – ‘Love & Relationships’

plus, a range of Literary Fiction & Non Fiction, Descriptive & Narrative writing & Transactional / Discursive writing.

Enrichment/Wider Reading

Wider reading around the texts studied in class & private reading is encouraged by class teachers.

Year 8

Autumn Term

The Novel / Novel extracts – ‘Stone Cold’, ‘Trash’, ‘Of Mice & Men’, ‘Mockingbird’,

Detective Fiction: Sherlock Holmes – ‘The Man with the Twisted Lip’, ‘The Speckled Band’

C19th extracts plus a range of Literary Fiction & Non Fiction, Descriptive & Narrative writing & Transactional / Discursive writing.

Spring Term

War Poetry – World War One

plus, a range of Literary Fiction & Non Fiction, Descriptive & Narrative writing & Transactional / Discursive writing.

Summer Term

Shakespeare – ‘The Tempest’

plus, a range of Literary Fiction & Non Fiction, Descriptive & Narrative writing & Transactional / Discursive writing.

Enrichment/Wider Reading

Wider reading around the texts studied in class & private reading is encouraged by class teachers.

Year 9

Autumn Term

Modern text: ‘DNA’ plus a range of Literary Fiction & Non Fiction, Descriptive & Narrative writing & Transactional / Discursive writing.

Spring Term

Shakespeare: ‘Romeo & Juliet’ plus a range of Literary Fiction & Non Fiction, Descriptive & Narrative writing & Transactional / Discursive writing.

Summer Term

Poetry – Power & Conflict

Reality of War:

‘Exposure’

‘Bayonet Charge’

‘Charge of the Light Brigade’

Power of Nature:

‘Storm on the Island’

‘Prelude’

‘Ozymandias’

plus, a range of Literary Fiction & Non Fiction, Descriptive & Narrative writing & Transactional / Discursive writing.

Enrichment/Wider Reading

Wider reading around the texts studied in class. Re-reading of the texts studied is important so as to reinforce pupils’ understanding of the text.

Year 10

Autumn Term

19th Century Literature: ‘A Christmas Carol’, revision of ‘DNA’ & plus a range of Literary Fiction & Non Fiction, Descriptive & Narrative writing & Transactional / Discursive writing.

Spring Term

Modern text: ‘DNA’ plus a range of …

Shakespeare: ‘Romeo & Juliet’ – a focus on character, plus a range of Literary Fiction & Non Fiction, Descriptive & Narrative writing & Transactional / Discursive writing.

Summer Term

Poetry plus a range of Literary Fiction & Non Fiction, Descriptive & Narrative writing & Transactional / Discursive writing.

Enrichment/Wider Reading

Wider reading around the texts studied in class. Re-reading of the texts studied is important so as to reinforce pupils’ understanding of the text.

Year 11

Autumn Term

Shakespeare: ‘Romeo & Juliet’ revision of themes plus a range of …

19th Century Literature: ‘A Christmas Carol’ revision of themes, plus a range of Literary Fiction & Non Fiction, Descriptive & Narrative writing & Transactional / Discursive writing.

Spring Term

Modern texts: ‘DNA’ revision on themes,

plus, a range of Literary Fiction & Non Fiction, Descriptive & Narrative writing & Transactional / Discursive writing.

Summer Term

Enrichment/Wider Reading

Wider reading around the texts studied in class. Re-reading of the texts studied is important so as to reinforce pupils’ understanding of the text.

Each year the Road Map, which details the order of study of revision topics, will have details of wider reading. Pupils can get further details from their class teacher.

Depending upon the play being screened, Year 11 will usually attend a ‘Shakespeare Live’ broadcast in school of the Shakespeare play they are studying.

Assessment of Learning

Years 7 & 8

Assessment mirrors the GCSE style of assessment.

Both reading (of a range of texts) and writing (for a range of purposes) will be marked in line with GCSE Assessment Objectives over the 5 years – including the first 2 years (Yr7&8). In this way reinforcement and replication will embed fundamental exam skills.

Reading and writing have separate assessment mark sheets, which will be used to award a grade and highlight strengths (WWW) & how to improve (EBI)

Years 9,10 & 11

AQA GCSE Language & Literature are studied.

The link below will give allows you to choose English Language or Literature for further detail regarding the specifications.

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects

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