Year 7

Autumn Term

Love, Relationships and Betrayal in Literature: Poetry

 

Assessment:

Literature: How does Wordsworth present the theme of love in Valentine?

Language: Letter “Valentine’s Day is over-hyped and a waste of money”. Write a letter to your local newspaper in which you agree or disagree with the statement.

Spring Term

Love, Relationships and Betrayal in Literature: Shakespeare  – ‘Macbeth’

 

Assessment:

Literature: How does Shakespeare present Macbeth in the opening 3 scenes?

Language:

Speech “Does Shakespeare still have a place on the modern curriculum?”

Narrative Write the beginning of a story called ‘The Betrayal’

Summer Term

Love, Relationships and Betrayal in Literature: Prose

Texts:

Whole Texts:

“Lamb to the Slaughter”

“Royal Jelly”

Extracts:

“Wuthering Heights”

“The Mill on the Floss”

“Jayne Eyre”

 

Assessment:

Literature: How does Dahl present character in ‘Royal Jelly’?

Language:

Narrative  – Write the opening of a short story that establishes character and setting

Enrichment/Wider Reading

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

One lesson a fortnight in the Library.

Class Readers that can be read for pleasure: ‘Wonder’, ‘Wolf Brother’, ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’

Year 8

Autumn Term

Power & Conflict Texts WAR – a range of fiction and non-fiction texts studied.

Poems include:

‘Dulce et Decorum est’

‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’

‘Base Detail’

‘The General’

Prose extracts include:

Chapter 5 of ‘Frankenstein’

‘War Horse’

‘Birdsong’

 

Assessment

Literature:

How does Owen present conflict in ‘Dulce’?

How does Owen present conflict in ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’?

Language:

War Horse Reading Assessment

Persuasive speech in response to the quote: “Now that all the veterans of WW1 have died the poppy has become an outdated symbol and it needs to be updated or got rid of.”

Spring Term

Power, Conflict & Discovery Texts Man and the Weather

Texts:

The Tempest

‘Storm on the Island’

‘Hurricane hits England’

 

Assessment

Literature:

How does Shakespeare present Caliban?

Language:

Write a description of a storm

Summer Term

Power, Adventure  & Discovery Texts:

Of Mice & Men’

 

Assessment

Literature:

How does Steinbeck present the themes of friendship and freedom?

Language:

Reading Assessment

Writing: Write an article about the deaths of a local woman and itinerant labourer killed on a Salinas ranch.

Enrichment/Wider Reading

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

One lesson a fortnight in the Library.

Class Readers that can be read for pleasure: ‘Beast’, ‘Stone Cold’, ‘Trash’

Year 9

Autumn Term

Power, Conflict and Morality:

Non Fiction & Poetry – Moral Panics

Byron and the Romantics

The cult of celebrity.

Desegregation in 1950s-60s America

Mods and Rockers

Sophie Lancaster – Black Roses

Does media consumption encourage violence? Bulger

Video games

Slender man

Victorian Societal Worries

Knife Crime

To vaccinate or not?

Poverty in society

Obesity & the sugar tax

BlackFish – should Sea World be closed? Are Zoos necessary?

Is testing on animals justifiable? Anna Laetitia Barbauld’s ‘The Mouse’s petition’

Assessment

Literature:

How does Barbauld use language in ‘The Mouse’s Petition’?

Language:

Speech on a moral panic topic – should animals be kept captive for our entertainment

Spring Term

Power, Conflict and Morality:

Prose – Noughts and Crosses

  

Assessment

Literature:

How are Callum/ Sephy presented?

Language:

How does Blackman use Language to create atmosphere?

Summer Term

Power, Conflict and Morality:

Shakespeare – Romeo and Juliet

  

Assessment

Literature:

How does Shakespeare present Romeo?

Language:

Description of the ballroom scene

Enrichment/Wider Reading

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

Re-reading of the texts studied.

Year 10

Autumn Term

19th Century Literature: ‘A Christmas Carol’.

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

Spring Term

Modern text: ‘DNA’

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

Summer Term

Power & Conflict Poetry

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

19th Century Literature: ‘A Christmas Carol’ revision

Lang P1

Lang P2

Spring Term

Modern texts: ‘DNA’ revision

Power & Conflict Poetry revision.

Lang P1

Lang P2

Summer Term

Gap teaching

Enrichment/Wider Reading

Each year the Road Map, which details revision topics, will have suggested  wider reading. 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