English

English

Autumn Term

Topic
Overview

GCSE English Literature Paper 1, Section A:

Macbeth

  • Understanding of plot and narrative
  • Understanding of theme, subject matter and subtext
  • Exploring the ‘what and how’ of characterisation
  • Evaluating form, structure and language; Shakespeare’s method and meaning 
  • Understanding of genre, style and dramatic technique
  • Understanding and application of contextual factors

GCSE English Literature, Paper 2, Section B:

AQA Poetry Anthology
  • Evaluating form, structure and language: poets’ choices of method for meaning

  • Exploring literary/poetic technique/devices

  • Understanding and application of contextual factors

  • Comparison of poems by theme, subject matter, style and intent

  

Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural and British Values Links

    • BV: respect and tolerance
    • SMSC: spiritual
    • BV: liberty
    • SMSC: moral
    • SMSC: Moral and cultural

 

Careers, Advice, Information & Guidance Links

    • Research skills

    • Ongoing revision promoting skills of organisation and time management

 

Home Learning this Term

Home learning and revision packs based around model GCSE questions and tasks.

Department to promote importance of independent revision and study in response to linear GCSE. 

 

 

Spring Term

Topic
Overview

GCSE English Language, Paper 2, Section A:

Linked non-fiction reading
  • Reading 19th and 21st Century non-fiction texts linked by theme/subject matter

  • Skills of tracking, close reading

  • Identification of explicit and implicit information and ideas

  • Analysis of style and linking method to meaning
  • Analysis of how structural features aid clarity and meaning
  • Exploring audience and purpose
  • Analysis and evaluation of writer’s viewpoint
  • Making critical evaluative judgements

GCSE English Literature, Paper 1, Section B:

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde or A Christmas Carol

  • Building on Yr9 prior knowledge

  • Understanding of theme, subject matter

  • Analysis of how characters are presented

  • Evaluation of writer’s method and intent

  • Evaluation of form, structure and language

  • Understanding and application of contextual factors incl. style and genre

  • Skills of close reading and inference

  • Ability to evaluate texts at ‘whole-text’ and ‘word’ level – moving from the general to the specific



Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural and British Values Links

    • SMSC: Cultural and spiritual
    • BV: democracy, rule of law, respect and tolerance
    • SMSC: social and cultural

 

Home Learning this Term

Home learning and revision packs based around model GCSE questions and tasks.

Department to promote importance of independent revision and study in response to linear GCSE. 

 

 

Summer Term

Topic
Overview

GCSE English Language Paper 2, Section B  

Transactional, persuasive, discursive writing

  • Understanding audience and purpose in non-fiction writing
  • Understanding labels of transactional, discursive and persuasive writing  
  • Practising the crafting of suitable content and exploring a variety of language writing techniques
  • Close focus on structure and organisation
  • Close focus on use of vocabulary, punctuation, sentence structures and other devices to aid clarity, meaning and to achieve effects
  • Close focus on sense and fluency

Non-exam assessment

Spoken presentation

  • Crafting spoken language to suit audience and purpose
  • Emphasising the importance of clear, structured communication, appropriate register and fluency

 

Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural and British Values Links

    • BV: liberty, respect and tolerance

    • SMSC: social, moral and cultural in range of reading

 

Careers, Advice, Information & Guidance Links

    • Close focus on transferable skills of fluent and organised writing and on technical accuracy.

    • Study of ‘real world’ styles and formats (reports, articles, reviews, etc.)

    • Presentation and communication skills

 

Home Learning this Term

Home learning and revision packs based around model GCSE questions and tasks.

Department to promote importance of independent revision and study in response to linear GCSE. 

 

 

Year 10 english Summary

 

Year 10 builds on Year 9 and now focuses solely on GCSE content. Pupils will study components from both English papers; Language and Literature and will be assessed using GCSE mark schemes and bands.