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Year 9 English

Half term     Key content
1 (7 weeks)                                 
  1. Transition Project   (6 weeks)  – Assessment in R & W – 1st progress marker.
  2. Still Image – Writing to Describe – (1 of 4 weeks)

Drama will carry on Island topic with two lessons on ‘The Tempest’.
17th October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

2 (7 weeks)
  1. Finish Film Still work (3 weeks)  – Assessment in W – 2nd W progress marker
  2. Poetry (4 weeks)  Make sure your selection includes at least 1 pre-1914 text.    Assessment in R – 2nd R progress marker.

Drama will include work based around poems.
READING FOCUS – 6-8 POEMS INCLUDING PRE-20TH C.

3 (7 weeks)
  1. Pre-20th C Prose using Hop –Frog Scheme (5 Weeks)  – Assessment in W – 3rd W progress marker.

READING FOCUS – pre 20th C prose

  1. An introduction to Modern Drama using a play of your choice: Our Day Out / Whose Life / DNA – At your discretion.   Use this to introduce use of stage directions / set / props / lighting / dramatic characterisation. (2 of 4 weeks)   S&L  activities.

9th January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)
9th February Parents’ Evening

4 (6 weeks)
  1. Finish Modern Drama  (2 weeks)
  2. Shakespeare – ‘Hamlet’ or ‘Macbeth’ schemes.  Assessment in R – 3rd R progress marker.

Drama will focus on complementary aspects of Shakespeare.   (4 weeks)
READING FOCUS – Research Shakespeare’s life and times.
3rd April data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

5 (5 weeks)
  1. Study of modern novel – Of Mice and Men (6 weeks).  Assessment during Year 9 exam week next term which will provide final progress markers in R & W.

READING FOCUS  – CONTEXTUAL RESEARCH

6 (7 weeks)         
  1. Prep on non-fiction texts etc relevant to new GCSE  – under review.  (5 weeks)  Assessment in W – 3rd progress marker.

    Week commencing 19
    th June: Year 9 exam week
    26th June Data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

Year 10 English Language 2016/2017

Course title: GCSE English Language Exam board: Edexcel Specification code: GCSE (9-1) in English Language (1ENO)
How will students be assessed?
Assessed entirely by terminal exams* (at the end of Year 11).
No early entry. No tier of entry. Every student sits the same exams.
New grading system 9-1.
The English language course gives students the opportunity to study and respond to a range of both fiction, literary non-fiction and non-fiction and media texts – some from the 19th Century. Students will learn to study and produce imaginative and transactional writing too. Students are also required to carry out a spoken language assessment which will appear on all students’ certificates as a separately reported grade, alongside the overall grade issued (an endorsement). The course complements the Edexcel English Literature course.Paper 1 : Fiction and Imaginative WritingSection A: Reading
Short / long questions on unseen 19th Century fiction.
(1 hour) (worth 15%)
Study and analyse selections from a range of prose fiction.Section B: Imaginative Writing Two images provided as stimulus for Imaginative Writing.
(45 minutes) (worth 25%)
Explore and develop imaginative writing skills.
Exam – 1 hour 45 minutes (worth 40%)Paper 2 : Non-fiction, Literary Non-fiction and Transactional Writing
Section A: Reading
Short answers on two non-fiction texts, followed by longer response question which is a comparison of writers’ use of language.
(1 hour 15 minutes) (worth 35%)
Study and analyse selections from a range of non-fiction texts (including literary non-fiction).Section B: Transactional writingTransactional writing two options of writing tasks linked to themes of reading materials – letters, job applications, articles etc.
(45 minutes) (worth 25%)
Explore and develop transactional writing skills, for example letters, articles, reports.
Exam – 2 hours (worth 60%)
Spoken language Endorsement
A presentation task set and assessed by teacher.
Students need to demonstrate presentation skills in a formal setting; listen and respond appropriately to spoken language, including to questions and feedback to presentations; use spoken Standard English effectively in speeches and presentations.A grade will be recorded separately on certificates, alongside the overall grade issued, as an endorsement to the qualification.*Please note that there is no coursework component that contributes to the overall grade for the qualification. The final grade is awarded on exam performance only.
Half term                             Key content
1 (7 weeks) Unseen 19th Century Fiction
Imaginative Writing
17th October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)
2 (7 weeks) Unseen 19th Century Fiction
Imaginative Writing
Assessment: Unseen 19th Century Fiction exam questions or Imaginative Writing
3 (7 weeks) Unseen 19th Century Fiction
Imaginative Writing
Assessment: Unseen 19th Century Fiction exam questions or Imaginative Writing
9th January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)
4 (6 weeks) Unseen 19th Century Fiction
Imaginative Writing
Assessment: Unseen 19th Century Fiction exam questions
3rd April data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)
5 (5 weeks) Unseen 19th Century Fiction
Imaginative Writing
27th April Parents’ Evening
6 (7 weeks) Unseen 19th Century Fiction
Imaginative Writing
Assessment: Spoken Language assessment
Week commencing 19th June: Year 10 exam week. They will sit a Paper 1 mock, requiring them to revise approaches to Unseen 19th Century Fiction and Imaginative Writing.
26th June Data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

Year 10 English Literature 2016/2017

Course title: GCSE English Language Exam board:Edexcel Specification code:
GCSE (9-1) in English Language (1ETO)
How will students be assessed?
Assessed entirely by terminal exams* (at the end of Year 11).
No early entry.
No tier of entry. Every student sits the same exams.
New grading system 9-1.
The course allows students to experience a range of Literature with a wide appeal drawn from contemporary and modern texts, and texts which have had a significant influence on our English Literary and cultural heritage.Paper 1 :Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature
Section A: a Shakespeare play
Shakespeare: Part A on extract, Part B linking to the whole text. (Macbeth)
(worth 25%)

Section B: a post-1914 British play or novel

Post-1914 Literature: choose one question out of two; on setting, character or theme.
(An Inspector Calls)
(worth 25%)
Exam – 1 hour 45 minutes, closed text (worth 50%)

Paper 2 :
19th Century Novel and Poetry since 1789

(You can access the EDEXCEL Poetry Anthology here GCSE_Lit_Poetry_Anthology_FINAL_FOR_WEB PCHS students are studying the Conflict Section)
Section A: a 19th Century novel
19 Century novel, Part A on extract, Part B on full text.
(A Christmas Carol)
(worth 25%)

Section B: one collection of 15 poems from the Pearson Poetry Anthology.
Poetry since 1789: one named poem from a cluster (Conflict) that will be printed – students compare it to another (unprinted) of their choice.
Students also compare two thematically linked unseen contemporary poems.
(worth 25%)

Exam – 2 hours 15 minutes, closed text (worth 50%)

*Please note that there is no coursework component that contributes to the overall grade for the qualification. The final grade is awarded on exam performance only.

Half term         Key content
1 (7   weeks)            Poetry – ‘Conflict’ cluster (5 weeks)
A Christmas Carol (2 weeks)
Assessment: Initial poetry assessment then Poetry exam question
17th October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)
2 (7 weeks) A Christmas Carol (7 weeks)
Assessment: A Christmas Carol – exam question
3 (7 weeks) An Inspector Calls (7 weeks)
Poetry – ‘Conflict’ cluster
Assessment: An Inspector Calls – exam question
9th January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)
4 (6 weeks) An Inspector Calls (6 weeks)
Poetry – ‘Conflict’ cluster
Assessment: An Inspector Calls – exam question
3rd April data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)
5 (5 weeks) An Inspector Calls
Poetry – ‘Conflict’ cluster
Assessment: Poetry – ‘Conflict’ cluster exam question
27th April Parents’ Evening
6 (7 weeks) Unseen poetry
Week commencing 19th June: Year 10 exam week. They will sit a GCSE English Language Paper 1 mock, requiring them to revise approaches to Unseen 19th Century Fiction and Imaginative Writing.
26th June Data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

Year 11 English Language 2016/2017

Course title:
GCSE English Language
Exam board:
Edexcel
Specification code:
GCSE (9-1) in English Language (1ENO)
How will students be assessed?
Assessed entirely by terminal exams* (at the end of Year 11).
No early entry. No tier of entry. Every student sits the same exams.
New grading system 9-1.The English language course gives students the opportunity to study and respond to a range of both fiction, literary non-fiction and non-fiction and media texts – some from the 19th Century. Students will learn to study and produce imaginative and transactional writing too. Students are also required to carry out a spoken language assessment which will appear on all students’ certificates as a separately reported grade, alongside the overall grade issued (an endorsement). The course complements the Edexcel English Literature course.Paper 1 : Fiction and Imaginative Writing
Section A: Reading
Short / long questions on unseen 19th Century fiction.
(1 hour) (worth 15%)
Study and analyse selections from a range of prose fiction.Section B: Imaginative Writing Two images provided as stimulus for Imaginative Writing.
(45 minutes) (worth 25%)
Explore and develop imaginative writing skills.
Exam – 1 hour 45 minutes (worth 40%)Paper 2 : Non-fiction, Literary Non-fiction and Transactional Writing
Section A: Reading
Short answers on two non-fiction texts, followed by longer response question which is a comparison of writers’ use of language.
(1 hour 15 minutes) (worth 35%)
Study and analyse selections from a range of non-fiction texts (including literary non-fiction).Section B: Transactional writingTransactional writing two options of writing tasks linked to themes of reading materials – letters, job applications, articles etc.
(45 minutes) (worth 25%)
Explore and develop transactional writing skills, for example letters, articles, reports.
Exam – 2 hours (worth 60%)
Spoken language Endorsement
A presentation task set and assessed by teacher.Students need to demonstrate presentation skills in a formal setting; listen and respond appropriately to spoken language, including to questions and feedback to presentations; use spoken Standard English effectively in speeches and presentations.A grade will be recorded separately on certificates, alongside the overall grade issued, as an endorsement to the qualification.*Please note that there is no coursework component that contributes to the overall grade for the qualification. The final grade is awarded on exam performance only.

Year 11 English Language 2016/2017

Half term Key content
1 (7 weeks)          Non Fiction, Literary Non Fiction, Transactional Writing
Assessment: Non Fiction, Literary Non Fiction or Transactional Writing assessment
17th October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)
2 (7 weeks) Non Fiction, Literary Non Fiction, Transactional Writing
Begin to prepare for Spoken Language assessment
Assessment: Mock – GCSE English Language Paper 2 (Non Fiction, Literary Non Fiction, Transactional Writing)
Mock Exams commence 9th December until 16th December
3 (7 weeks) Spoken Language assessment
Assessment: Spoken Language assessment
9th January data collection (mock grade, PEG and ATL)
16th February Parents Evening
4 (6 weeks) Revise Unseen 19th Century Fiction
Imaginative Writing
Assessment: Mock – Paper 1 GCSE English Language (Unseen 19th Century Fiction &
Imaginative Writing)
20th March data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)
5 (5 weeks) Revise Non Fiction, Literary Non Fiction, Transactional Writing
Assessment: Mock – GCSE English Language Paper 2 (Non Fiction, Literary Non Fiction, Transactional Writing)


Year 11 English Literature 2016/2017

Course title:
GCSE English Language
Exam board:
Edexcel
Specification code:
GCSE (9-1) in English Language (1ETO)
How will students be assessed?
Assessed entirely by terminal exams* (at the end of Year 11).
No early entry.
No tier of entry. Every student sits the same exams.
New grading system 9-1.
The course allows students to experience a range of Literature with a wide appeal drawn from contemporary and modern texts, and texts which have had a significant influence on our English Literary and cultural heritage.Paper 1 :Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature
Section A: a Shakespeare play
Shakespeare: Part A on extract, Part B linking to the whole text. (Macbeth)
(worth 25%)Section B: a post-1914 British play or novel Post-1914 Literature: choose one question out of two; on setting, character or theme.
(An Inspector Calls)
(worth 25%)
Exam – 1 hour 45 minutes, closed text (worth 50%)Paper 2 :
19th Century Novel and Poetry since 1789Section A: a 19th Century novel
19 Century novel, Part A on extract, Part B on full text.
(A Christmas Carol)
(worth 25%)Section B: one collection of 15 poems from the Pearson Poetry Anthology. Poetry since 1789: one named poem from a cluster (Conflict) that will be printed – students compare it to another (unprinted) of their choice.
Students also compare two thematically linked unseen contemporary poems.
(worth 25%)
Exam – 2 hours 15 minutes, closed text (worth 50%)*Please note that there is no coursework component that contributes to the overall grade for the qualification. The final grade is awarded on exam performance only.
Half term                       Key content
1 (7 weeks) Macbeth
Assessment: Macbeth assessment
17th October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)
2 (7 weeks) Macbeth
Assessment: Macbeth exam question
Mock Exams commence 9th December until 16th December
3 (7 weeks) Revise A Christmas Carol
Revise Poetry – ‘Conflict’ cluster
Assessment: 2 x A Christmas Carol assessments (1 = a Lit paper 2) and 1 x Poetry assessment ( = a Lit paper 2)
9th January data collection (mock grade, PEG and ATL)
16th February Parents Evening
4 (6 weeks) Revise Poetry – ‘Conflict’ cluster and Unseen
Revise An Inspector Calls
Assessment: 1 x Poetry assessment ( = a Lit paper 2 Unseen) and 2 x An Inspector Calls assessments (1 = a Lit paper 1)
20th March data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)
5 (5 weeks) Revise Macbeth
Assessment: 2 x Macbeth assessments (1 = a Lit paper 1)
‘Timing’ Mock:
GCSE English Literature Paper 2
(A Christmas Carol, ‘Conflict’ Poetry, Unseen Poetry)

English Literature Y11 2016-17

Half term Key content
1 (7 weeks) Macbeth
Assessment: Macbeth assessment
17th October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)
2 (7 weeks) Macbeth
Assessment: Macbeth exam question
Mock Exams commence 9th December until 16th December
3 (7 weeks) Revise A Christmas Carol
Revise Poetry – ‘Conflict’ cluster
Assessment: 2 x A Christmas Carol assessments (1 = a Lit paper 2) and 1 x Poetry assessment ( = a Lit paper 2)
9th January data collection (mock grade, PEG and ATL)
16th February Parents Evening
4 (6 weeks) Revise Poetry – ‘Conflict’ cluster and Unseen
Revise An Inspector Calls
Assessment: 1 x Poetry assessment ( = a Lit paper 2 Unseen) and 2 x An Inspector Calls assessments (1 = a Lit paper 1)
20th March data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)
5 (5 weeks) Revise Macbeth
Assessment: 2 x Macbeth assessments (1 = a Lit paper 1)
‘Timing’ Mock:
GCSE English Literature Paper 2
(A Christmas Carol, ‘Conflict’ Poetry, Unseen Poetry)

Year 11 English Literature 2017/2018

Course title:
GCSE English Language
Exam board:
Edexcel
Specification code:
GCSE (9-1) in English Language (1ETO)
How will students be assessed?
Assessed entirely by terminal exams* (at the end of Year 11).
No early entry.
No tier of entry. Every student sits the same exams.
New grading system 9-1.
The course allows students to experience a range of Literature with a wide appeal drawn from contemporary and modern texts, and texts which have had a significant influence on our English Literary and cultural heritage.Paper 1 :Shakespeare and Post-1914 Literature
Section A: a Shakespeare play
Shakespeare: Part A on extract, Part B linking to the whole text. (Macbeth)
(worth 25%)Section B: a post-1914 British play or novel Post-1914 Literature: choose one question out of two; on setting, character or theme.
(An Inspector Calls)
(worth 25%)
Exam – 1 hour 45 minutes, closed text (worth 50%)Paper 2 : 19th Century Novel and Poetry since 1789
Section A: a 19th Century novel
19 Century novel, Part A on extract, Part B on full text.
(A Christmas Carol)
(worth 25%)Section B: one collection of 15 poems from the Pearson Poetry Anthology. Poetry since 1789: one named poem from a cluster (Conflict) that will be printed – students compare it to another (unprinted) of their choice.
Students also compare two thematically linked unseen contemporary poems.
(worth 25%)
Exam – 2 hours 15 minutes, closed text (worth 50%)*Please note that there is no coursework component that contributes to the overall grade for the qualification. The final grade is awarded on exam performance only.Year 11 English Literature 2016/2017

Half term Key content
1 (7 weeks)                       Poetry – ‘Conflict’ cluster (5 weeks)
A Christmas Carol (2 weeks)
Assessment: Initial poetry assessment then Poetry exam question
17th October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)
2 (7 weeks) A Christmas Carol (7 weeks)
Assessment: A Christmas Carol – exam question
3 (7 weeks) An Inspector Calls (7 weeks)
Poetry – ‘Conflict’ cluster
Assessment: An Inspector Calls – exam question
9th January data collection (CWA, PEG and AT

 

4 (6 weeks) An Inspector Calls (6 weeks)
Poetry – ‘Conflict’ cluster
Assessment: An Inspector Calls – exam question
3rd April data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)
5 (5 weeks) An Inspector Calls
Poetry – ‘Conflict’ cluster
Assessment: Poetry – ‘Conflict’ cluster exam question
27th April Parents’ Evening
6 (7 weeks) Unseen poetry
Week commencing 19th June: Year 10 exam week. They will sit a GCSE English Language Paper 1 mock, requiring them to revise approaches to Unseen 19th Century Fiction and Imaginative Writing.
26th June Data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)
Half term          Key content
1 Macbeth
Assessment: Macbeth assessment
2 Macbeth
Assessment: Macbeth exam question
3 Revise A Christmas Carol
Revise Poetry – ‘Conflict’ cluster
Assessment: 2 x A Christmas Carol assessments (1 = a Lit paper 2) and 1 x Poetry assessment ( = a Lit paper 2)
4 Revise Poetry – ‘Conflict’ cluster and Unseen
Revise Inspector Calls
Assessment: 1 x Poetry assessment ( = a Lit paper 2 Unseen) and 2 x An Inspector Calls assessments (1 = a Lit paper 1)
5 Revise Macbeth
Assessment: 2 x Macbeth assessments (1 = a Lit paper 1)
‘Timing’ Mock:
GCSE English Literature Paper 2
(Christmas Carol, Conflict Poetry, Unseen Poetry)

English Language Y11 2017-18

Half term Key content
1 Non Fiction, Literary Non Fiction, Transactional Writing
Assessment: Non Fiction, Literary Non Fiction or Transactional Writing assessment
2 Non Fiction, Literary Non Fiction, Transactional Writing
Assessment: Mock – GCSE English Language Paper 2 (Non Fiction, Literary Non Fiction, Transactional Writing)
3 (See English Literature revision)
4 Revise Unseen 19th Century Fiction
Imaginative Writing
Assessment: Mock – Paper 1 GCSE English Language (Unseen 19th Century Fiction &
Imaginative Writing)
5 Revise Non Fiction, Literary Non Fiction, Transactional Writing
Assessment: Mock – GCSE English Language Paper 2 (Non Fiction, Literary Non Fiction, Transactional Writing)

Year 12 English Language

Course title: A-Level English Language Exam board: EDEXCEL Specification code: 9EN0
How will students be assessed?
Students will sit three external exams at the end of Year 13 and complete one piece of coursework “Crating Language”.

1 – Language Variation Examination 35%
2 – Child Language            Examination 20%
3 – Investigating Language Examination 25%
4 – Crafting Language    Coursework 20%

Half term Key content
Teacher 1 (KWI) Teacher 2 (YR)
1

(7 weeks)                

Monday 5th Sept-Friday 22nd October

3 WEEKS
Introduction to the Study of Language

  • Lexis/semantics
  • Grammar/Morphology/Syntax
  • Pragmatics
3 WEEKS
Introduction to the Study of Language

  • Phonology
  • Graphology  
  • Discourse
4 WEEKS

A-Level Component 1 Language Variation: Section B: Variation over time
(modern texts)

(FOCUS ON SPOKEN/MULTIMODAL CHANNEL)

  • Focus on phonetics, phonology and prosody.
  • Students to develop confidence in applying technical terminology related to “spoken discourse” e.g.
  • Non fluency features
  • Adjacency pairs and turn-taking
  • Politeness and face
  • Leech, Levinson and Brown
  • Grice’s maxims
  • dialect, sociolect and idiolect

Possible data examples:

Transcripts: informal conversations; formal meetings; interviews; speeches.

  • Focus on how context affects students’ own writing of speeches/talks etc in preparation for creative writing element of Component 2: Child Language

Analyse data which merge features of written/spoken channels e.g.

  • Blogs: travel/personal
  • Social Media

17th October data Year 12
collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

4 WEEKS

Component 1: Language Variatio
Section B: Variation over time
(modern texts)

(Focus on WRITTEN/MULTIMODAL CHANNEL)

  • Analyse data from a range of contexts, recognising how variation in field, function, audience and mode creates a specific register.
  • Focus on how context affects students’ own writing of articles/leaflets in preparation for creative writing element of Component 2: Child Language
  • Students to develop confidence in analysing coherence and cohesion.

Possible data examples:

  • Print media
  • Leaflets
  • Websites: commercial/informative

17th October data Year 12
collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

2

(7 weeks)

Monday 31st October-Friday

1 WEEK
Students responding to STAR feedback
4 WEEKS
Carry on with work from previous half term2 WEEKS
Revision of both Spoken and Written Language 9th January data collection
(CWA, PEG and ATL)
1 WEEK
Students responding to STAR feedback 4 WEEKS
Carry on with work from previous half term3 WEEKS (Start Identity)Start Component 1: Language Variation:
Section A Individual VariationSection B: IDENTITY

  • Analyse data in a range of models, focusing on how language choices reflect/construct identity/personal.
  • Exploration of attitudes to language, to explore how choices are affected by:
  • The model, field, function and audience
  • Geographical factors
  • Social factors such as age, gender, ethnicity and other social identities.

STAR MARKING Section A Exam question in timed conditions.

9th January data collection
CWA, PEG and ATL)

3

(7 weeks)

Tuesday 3rd January- Friday 17th February

6 WEEKS
(including 1 week of Mocks)
Component 2: Child Language (Speech) Introduction to key CLA theory and research
Focus on both written and spoken channel.
Students to develop confidence in applying technical terminology related to CLA e.g.

  • Stages of language acquisition
  • Overextension, underextension, overgeneralisaion
  • Substitution, deletion
  • Child-directed speech (CDS), caretaker language, motherese

Mock Exams 1:
Tuesday 31st Jan-Friday 3rd Feb

4 WEEKS

Carry on with Identity
Component 1: Language Variation:
Section A

Individual Variation

  • Analyse data in a range of models, focusing on how language choices reflect/construct identity/personal.
  • Exploration of attitudes to language, to explore how choices are affected by:
  • The model, field, function and audience
  • Geographical factors
  • Social factors such as age, gender, ethnicity and other social identities.

1 WEEK
Mock Exam

2 WEEKS
Complete work on Identity

Mock Exams 1:
Tuesday 31st Jan-Friday 3rd Feb

4

(6 weeks)

Monday 27th Feb-Friday 7th April

6 WEEKS

Carry on with Component 2: Child Language (Speech)

Year 12 Data Drop: 27th February (Mock Exam Results)
Year 12 Parents’ Evening: 16th March

6 WEEKS

Component 2: Child Language
(Writing)

  • Stages of writing
  • Kroll, Barclay
  • Students to consolidate understanding of grammar/morphology/syntax.
  • Students to practice responding to data in creative and essay forms.

Year 12 Data Drop: 27th February (Mock Exam Results)
Year 12 Parents’ Evening: 16th March

5

(5 weeks)

Monday 24th April – Friday 26th May)

5 WEEKS

Start Crafting Language Unit 4
A level Coursework: Crafting Language
An exploration of a range of selected genres.
Students will analyse:

  • the influence of purpose/audience/ context on the construction of a range of written texts
  • key features of a variety of written genres
  • key concepts: register/mode/idiolect/dialect/ sociolect
  • ‘real’ and represented spoken language.

Students will:

  • deconstruct a range of texts, both spoken and written, for the following purposes:
    • entertain
    • persuade
    • inform
    • advise/instruct
  • consider the writing process.

TWO piece of original writing from the same genre, differentiated by function and/or audience (A05 assessed)
ONE commentary, reflecting on the two pieced they have produced  (A01, A02, A03, A04 assessed)

Advisory word count is 1500-2000 words for the original writing and 1000 words for the commentary.

For the commentary: A04 (links/comparisons) can be tackled by students making links between the two texts they have written OR the two style models that have informed these pieces.

Mock Exams 2: Monday 15th May-Friday 19th May

1 WEEK

Carry on with Component 2: Child Language (Writing)

  • Stages of writing
  • Kroll, Barclay
  • Students to consolidate understanding of grammar/morphology/syntax.
  • Students to practice responding to data in creative and essay forms.

2 WEEKS
Revision (both Speech and Writing)
Week 4: Exam week
Week 5: Marking and STAR feedback

Mock Exams 2: Monday 15th May-Friday 19th May

6 (7 weeks)

Monday 5th June-Friday 21st July

Carry on with Crafting Language

Data Drop/Year 12 Reports begin Monday 3rd July – Mock Exam grade 2 to be entered here.

A level Component 3: Introduction to Investigating Language

Brief introduction to main topic areas:

    • Global English
    • Language and Gender Identity
    • Language and Journalism.
    • Language and Power
    • Regional Language Variation.

Investigation skills could be scaffolded/developed through group investigations. Schools can choose just one topic area if they prefer.

Paper Length: 1 hour 45 minutes (25% of A Level, 45 marks)

Section A: one question on an unseen text related to their chosen sub-topic (A01, A02, A03 assessed)
15 marks

Section B – one question drawing upon the knowledge acquired from their own investigation (A01, A02, A03, A04 assessed)
30 marks

Data Drop/Year 12 Reports begin Monday 3rd July

Year 12 English Literature

Course title:
A-Level English Literature
Exam board: AQA Specification code: 7717
How will students be assessed?
Students will sit two external exams at the end of Year 13 and complete two pieces of coursework “Theory and Independence”.

1 – Literary Genres                   Examination 40%
2 – Texts and Genres                   Examination 40%
3 – Theory and Independence       Non-exam assessment   20%

 
Half term Key content
Teacher 1 (DB) Teacher 2 (YR)
(7 weeks)Monday 5th Sept-Friday 22nd October 3 WEEKS

Introduction to the genre of Tragedy.

  • Conventions and theory.
  • Context for ‘Death of a Salesman’.
  • Features of drama texts.
3 WEEKS

Introduction to poetry skills.

  • Wider reading.
  • Context of the Romantic era.
  • Introduction to Keats.
4 WEEKS

A-Level Paper 1: Literary Genres Section C: an essay question linking two set texts.

  • Study and analyse Act 1 of ‘Death of a Salesman’ and attempt an essay on the presentation of Willy Loman in Act 1 for STAR feedback [week beginning 10th October].
  • Focus on context, dramatic conventions and genre of Tragedy.

17th October data Year 12
collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

4 WEEKS

Paper 1: Literary Genres Section C: an essay question linking two set texts.

  • Study and analyse 2 Keats poems: ‘La Belle Dame’ and ‘Isabella’.
  • Focus on the Romantic context and genre of Tragedy.
  • Students to develop confidence in analysing poetry and will attempt ONE ESSAY for STAR feedback [week beginning 10th October].17th October data Year 12
    collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)
(7 weeks)Monday 31st October-Friday 16th December      5 WEEKS
Study and analyse Act 2 of ‘Death of a Salesman’
1 WEEK
Prepare character studies.
1 WEEK
STAR essay on Willy Loman as a tragic hero [week beginning 12th December].9th January data collection
(CWA, PEG and ATL)
7 WEEKS

Paper 1: Literary Genres Sections A [a passage based question on ‘Othello’] and B [ an essay question on ‘Othello’].

  • Study ‘Othello’, focus on context and genre of Tragedy.
  • Introduction to passage based exam questions.

STAR essay Section A Exam question in timed conditions [week beginning 28th November].
9th January data collection
(CWA, PEG and ATL)

(7 weeks)

Tuesday 3rd January- Friday 17th February

6 WEEKS (study ‘Tess’)

Paper1: Literary Genres: Section C Introduction to ‘Tess’ and study the first 3 phases.

  • STAR marked essay [week beginning 13th February].

Mock Exams 1:
Tuesday 31st Jan-Friday 3rd Feb

6 WEEKS

Carry on with ‘Othello’
Paper 1: Literary Genres: Section B

Continue studying ‘Othello’ with a focus on essay questions relating to the whole text.

  • STAR marked essay [week beginning 23rd January] for Section B.

Mock Exams 1:
Tuesday 31st Jan-Friday 3rd Feb

(6 weeks)Monday 27th Feb-Friday 7th April 6 WEEKS

Carry on with Paper 1: Literary Genres Section C: study of ‘Tess’.

  • STAR feedback essay [week beginning 13th March].

Year 12 Data Drop: 27th February (Mock Exam Results)

Year 12 Parents’ Evening: 16th March

6 WEEKS

Paper 1: Literary Genres Section C

  • Study the remaining 2 Keats poems: ‘The Eve of St. Agnes’ & ‘Lamia’.
  • STAR feedback essay [week beginning 27th March].

Year 12 Data Drop: 27th February (Mock Exam Results)
Year 12 Parents’ Evening: 16th March

(7 weeks)Monday 24th April – Friday 26th May) 7 WEEKS

Revise ‘Death of a Salesman’ and ‘Tess’.

  • STAR feedback essay [week beginning 8th May].

Mock Exams 2: Monday 15th May-Friday 19th May

7 WEEKS

Revise ‘Othello’ and Keats.

  • STAR feedback essay [week beginning 2nd May].

Mock Exams 2: Monday 15th May-Friday 19th May

6 (7 weeks)

Monday 5th June-Friday 21st July

6 WEEKS

Non-exam assessment: Theory and Independence.

  • Introduce the Critical Anthology.
  • Introduce a range of poetry and novels (possible coursework texts).
  • Encourage students’ private reading and introduce reading log.
  • STAR feedback essay on the ‘Literary Canon’ [week beginning 3rd July].

Data Drop/Year 12 Reports begin Monday 3rd July – Mock Exam grade 2 to be entered here.

6 WEEKS

Paper 2: Texts and Genres: Elements of Political and Social Protest Writing.

  • Introduce the ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’.
  • Introduce the concept of feminism and Section One of the Critical Anthology.
  • STAR feedback essay [week beginning 10th July].

    Data Drop/Year 12 Reports begin Monday 3
    rd July

Year 13 English Language

Course title: A-Level English Language Exam board: EDEXCEL Specification code: 9EN0
How will students be assessed?
Students will sit three external exams at the end of Year 13 and complete one piece of coursework “Crafting Language”.

1 – Language Variation Examination 35%
2 – Child Language            Examination 20%
3 – Investigating Language Examination 25%
4 – Crafting Language    Coursework 20%

Half term Key content
Teacher 1 (KWI) Teacher 2 (NAH)
1

(7 weeks)

Monday 5th Sept-Friday 22nd October

A level Coursework:
Crafting Language
(7 weeks)Continue exploration of a range of selected genre. (1-2 weeks)Assignment 1: Original Writing Students will:

  • select their genre
  • plan two pieces of writing where function and/or audience are different
  • produce their own piece of writing in response to the exemplar style model(s)
  • record their writing process to be used in the creation of a commentary.

Assignment 2: Commentary

  • Evaluate exemplar commentaries against the assessment criteria.
  • Reflect on techniques used in the style models and those they have used in their creative writing.
  • Students may need to redraft Assignment 1 in light of reflection and evaluation required for the commentary.
  • Produce a commentary reflecting on both pieces of original writing, considering the process taken and the differences in the language choices made for both texts.

Students to finalise Assignment 1 and 2 in homework and holiday time.

17th October data Year 13
collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

A level Component 1:

Language Variation, A: Individual Variation
(7 weeks)

Look again at Register – field, mode, audience and function.

  • Further examination of ways language  is influenced by factors such as age, gender, class and ethnicity
  • Overt and covert prestige
  • Accommodation: convergence and divergence
  • Synthetic personalisation
  • Work on skills needed to compare texts perhaps through detailed work on SAMs and specimen papers.

17th October data Year 13
collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

2   (7 weeks)           Monday 31st October-Friday 16th Dec                     2 WEEKS
Finish off Crafting Language 4 WEEKS
START: A level Component 1: Language Variation, B: Variation Over TimeThis content should be taught in depth across Autumn 2 and Spring 1.Analyse the development of English as a national language. Consider the effect of historical
variation across the language frameworks for example changes in:
lexis – borrowing, affixation, compounding, blending, conversion, clipping, initialism, acronyms, back-formation, archaisms/obsolete words,
neologisms, coinage, back-formation
semantics – amelioration, pejoration, broadening, generalisation, expansion, extension, narrowing, specialisation,
restrictions grammar, phonology, graphology.
17th November Year 13 Reports ReleasedYear 13 Parents’ Evening: Wednesday 7th December
6 WEEKS
A level Component 3:
Investigating Language (6 weeks)Teachers should focus on ensuring students develop necessary research skills e.g.

  • Asking relevant questions
  • How to collect data
  • Different methods of analysis
  • qualitative and quantitative research
  • framing an effective hypothesis.

More sophisticated investigation methods should be introduced and practised, e.g. corpus studies.

Students should be introduced to the SAMs and/or specimen papers and the evaluative style of the Section B questions – opportunity for class debates/presentations to engage with attitudes towards language.

Possibility of a mini investigation into an aspect of Child Language acquisition to consolidate CLA knowledge and develop research skills. Topics could include:
   ●  recording spoken language of
       siblings or younger students
   ●  looking at language used in early
       readers
   ●  examples of students’ own
       writing when young, etc.

17th November Year 13 Reports released

Year 13 Parents’ Evening: Wednesday 7th December

3

(7 weeks)

Tuesday 3rd January- Friday 17th February

Complete Language Variation over time

A level Component 1:

Language Variation, B: Variation Over Time (7 weeks)

Students will consider the changes in regional variations.

  • Students will explore the main causes of language change over time, to include:
  • social, cultural, economic, immigration, globalisation technology.
  • Students to develop an understanding of attitudes to change – prescriptivism, descriptivism and key theorists: Romaine, Bex, Crystal, Fairclough.

    Year 13 Data Drop 9th January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

Mock Exams 1:
Tuesday 31st Jan-Friday 3rd Feb

Mock Exam A-Level Component 1: Language Variation

A level Component 3:

Investigating Language
(7 weeks)

January: Subtopics pre-released.

Students should then research the following aspects, as appropriate for Language and Power

  • the origins/development
  • the main features
  • different varieties
  • changing attitudes
  • the influence of social/historical/cultural factors.

Students will:

    • work independently, using appropriate methods and techniques to investigate language
    • apply critical and creative skills when analysing a range of texts and discourses
  • consider attitudes towards language and consider the context in which the text is produced.

Year 13 Data Drop 9th January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

Mock Exams 1:
Tuesday 31st Jan-Friday 3rd Feb

Mock Exam A-Level Component 1: Language Variation

4

(6 weeks)

Monday 27th Feb-Friday 7th April

Finish Language Variation over Time/start revising CLA

Year 13 Data Drop: 27th February (Mock Exam Results)

Investigating Language Continued

Year 13 Data Drop: 27th February (Mock Exam Results)

5

(5 weeks)

Monday 24th April – Friday 26th May)

Child Language Acquisition Revision

Mock Exams 2:

Monday 15th May-Friday 19th May

Mock Exam: Child Language Acquisition

Revision for Component 1

(Language Variation – both components)

Mock Exams 2:

Monday 15th May-Friday 19th May

MOCK EXAM: Investigating Language

Year 13 English Literature 2016/2017

Course title: A-Level English Literature Exam board: AQA Specification code: 7717
How will students be assessed?
Students will sit two external exams at the end of Year 13 and complete two pieces of coursework “Theory and Independence”.

1 – Literary Genres                   Examination 40%
2 – Texts and Genres                   Examination 40%
3 – Theory and Independence       Non-exam assessment   20%

Half term Key content
Teacher 1 (JD) Teacher 2 (NAH/DB)
1

(6 weeks)

Monday 5th Sept-Friday 22nd October

6 WEEKS
Paper 2: Texts and Genres.
Elements of political and social protest writing.

  • Study ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’.
  • STAR feedback essay [week beginning 3rd October].

17th October data Year 13
collection (CWA,PEG and ATL

6 WEEKS
Non-exam assessment:
Theory and Independence.

  • Study of the ‘Critical Anthology’.
  • STAR feedback essay on the study of one prose text informed by the ‘Critical Anthology’ [week beginning 17th October].

17th October data Year 13
collection (CWA,PEG and ATL

2

(7 weeks)

Monday 31st October-Friday 16th Dec

7 WEEKS
Paper 2: Texts and Genres.
Elements of political and social protest writing.

  • Study ‘The Kite Runner’.
  • STAR feedback essay [week beginning 28th November].

17th November Year 13 Reports ReleasedYear 13 Parents’ Evening: Wednesday 7th December

7 WEEKS
Paper 2: Texts and Genres.
Elements of political and social protest writing.

  • Study ‘Songs of Innocence and Experience’ (Blake).
  • STAR feedback essay [week beginning 21st November].

17th November Year 13 Reports released
Year 13 Parents’ Evening: Wednesday 7th December

3 (7 weeks)

Tuesday 3rd January- Friday 17th February

3 WEEKS
Paper 2: Texts and Genres.
Elements of political and social protest writing. Section A (a question on an unseen passage).

  • Preparation for Section A unseen passage.
  • STAR feedback essay [week beginning 16th January].

4 WEEKS
Revise ‘Othello’.
Continue with practice of Section A unseen passages.

Year 13 Data Drop 9th January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

Mock Exams 1: Tuesday 31st Jan-Friday 3rd Feb

7 WEEKS
Non-exam assessment:
Theory and Independence.

  • Study of the ‘Critical Anthology’.
  • STAR feedback essay on the study of one poetry anthology informed by the ‘Critical Anthology’ [week beginning 13th February].

Year 13 Data Drop 9th January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

Mock Exams 1: Tuesday 31st Jan-Friday 3rd Feb

4

(6 weeks)

Monday 27th Feb-Friday 7th April

6 WEEKS

  • Revise Keats
  • Begin revision of 2 exam novels.
  • STAR feedback essay [week beginning 20th March].

Year 13 Data Drop: 27th February (Mock Exam Results)

6 WEEKS

Paper 2: Texts and Genres.
Elements of political and social protest writing.

  • Study remaining poems from ‘Songs of Innocence and Experience’ (Blake).
  • STAR feedback essay [week beginning 27th March].

Year 13 Data Drop: 27th February (Mock Exam Results)

5

(5 weeks)

Monday 24th April – Friday 26th May)

5 WEEKS
Revise exam texts for Paper 2: Texts and Genres with practice of essays for Sections A, B & C (Othello, Keats, The Kite Runner and The Handmaid’s Tale).

  • STAR feedback essay [week beginning 8th May].

Mock Exams 2: Monday 15th May-Friday 19th May

5 WEEKS
Revise exam texts for Paper 2: Texts and Genres with practice of essays for Sections A, B & C (Death of a Salesman & Blake).

  • STAR feedback essay [week beginning 2nd May].

Mock Exams 2: Monday 15th May-Friday 19th May