English

Key Stage 3  

Year Group

Areas of Study

7

Term 1: Exploration of Poetry

Term 2: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Term 3: Modern Novel

Term 4: Drama

Term 5: Non Fiction

Term 6: Introduction to Shakespeare

8

Term 1: Novel

Term 2: Drama

Term 3: Poetry from Other Cultures

Term 4: Short Stories

Term 5: Non Fiction

Term 6: Shakespeare

9

Term 1: Novel

Term 2: Poetry

Term 3: Shakespeare

Term 4: An Introduction to Gothic

Term 5: Non-Fiction

Term 6: An Inspector Calls by JB Priestley

Key Stage 4

ENGLISH LITERATURE

Board

AQA

Outline of the Course

  • Read a wide range of classic literature fluently and with good understanding, and make connections across their reading
  • Read in depth, critically and evaluatively, to enhance discussion, explanation and understanding of ideas
  • Develop the habit of reading widely and often
  • Appreciate the depth and power of the English literary heritage
  • Write accurately, effectively and analytically using Standard English
  • Acquire and use a wide vocabulary, including the grammatical terminology and other literary and linguistic terms to criticise and analyse reading material

Assessment

 

Type of Assessment

Duration

Weighting

1

Examination 1: Shakespeare and the 19th-century novel
Section A Shakespeare: students will answer one question on their play of choice. They will be required to write in detail about an extract from the play and then to write about the play as a whole.
Section B The 19th-century novel: students will answer one question on their novel of choice. They will be required to write in detail about an extract from the novel and then to write about the novel as a whole.

1 hour 45 minutes

40%
(64 marks)

2

Examination 2 Modern texts and poetry
Section A Modern texts: students will answer one essay question from a choice of two on their studied modern prose or drama text.
Section B Poetry: students will answer one comparative question on one named poem printed on the paper and one other poem from their chosen anthology cluster.
Section C Unseen poetry: Students will answer one question on one unseen poem and one question comparing this poem with a second unseen poem.

2 hours 15 minutes

60%
(96 marks)