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 Language

Board

AQA

Outline of the Course

  • Read a wide range of texts fluently and with good understanding
  • Read critically, and use the knowledge gained from wide reading to inform and improve writing
  • Write effectively and coherently using Standard English appropriately
  • Use grammar correctly, punctuate and spell accurately
  • Acquire and apply a wide vocabulary, alongside a knowledge and understanding of grammatical terminology and linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language
  • Listen to and understand spoken language and use spoken Standard English effectively

Assessment

 

Type of Assessment

Duration

Weighting

1

Examination 1 Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing
Section A: Reading – one literature fiction text
Section B: Writing – description or narrative writing

1 hour 45 minutes

50%
(80 marks)

2

Examination 2 Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives
Section A: Reading – one non-fiction text and one literary and one non-fiction text
Section B: Writing – writing to present a viewpoint

1 hour 45 minutes

50%
(80 marks)

English Literature

Board

OCR

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 Exploring modern and literary heritage texts
Section A: ‘An Inspector Calls’ and an unseen modern drama extract
Section B: Literary Heritage Novel

2 hours

50%
(80 marks)

2

Examination 2 Exploring poetry and Shakespeare
Section A: The OCR Poetry Anthology and an unseen poem
Section B: Shakespeare play

2 hours

50%
(80 marks)