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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.

NB: Following this point, subject teachers who share classes may well divide up the remainder of the course content between them.

2.       Still Image – Writing to Describe – (1 of 4 weeks)

 Drama will carry on Island topic with two lessons on ‘The Tempest’.

 16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

2 (8 weeks) 1.        Finish Film Still work (3 weeks) – Assessment in “ – 2nd “ progress marker.

2.       Poetry (4 weeks).  Make sure your selection includes at least 1 pre-1914 text.  Assessment in R – 2nd progress marker.

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

 Drama will include work based around poems.

 READING FOCUS – 6-8 POEMS INCLUDING PRE-20TH c.

31 October Tutor Evening

3 (5 weeks) 1.       Pre-20th C Prose using Hop-Frog Scheme continued. (4 of 5 weeks) – Assessment in W – 3rd W progress marker.

2.       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.  (1 of 4 weeks)  Script writing, writing in role, S&L activities.

READING FOCUS – PRE-2OTH  C PROSE.

 15 January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

29 January Option Evening

1 February Parents’ Evening

8  February Parents’ Evening

4 (6 weeks) 1.        Finish Modern Drama (3 of 4 weeks)

2.       Shakespeare – ‘Hamlet’ or ‘Romeo & Juliet’ schemes.  Assessment in R – 3rd R progress marker.  (3 of 4 weeks)

 Drama will focus on complementary aspects of Shakespeare.  (4 weeks)

READING GOCUS – RESEARCH SHAKESPEARE’S LIFE AND TIMES

 19 March data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

5 (6 weeks) 1.       Shakespeare – ‘Hamlet’ or ‘Romeo & Juliet’ schemes.  Assessment in R – 3rd R progress marker.  (1 of 4 weeks)

2.       Study of modern novel – Of Mice and Men (5 of 6 weeks)  Assessment in R – 4th progress marker.

READING FOCUS – CONTEXTUAL RESEARCH

6 (7 weeks) 1.       Study of modern novel – Of Mice and Men (1 of 6 weeks).  Assessment in R – 4th progress marker.

2.       Preparation for Year 9 Assessment during exam week which will provide 4th progress marker in W. (1 week)

3.       Preparation on Transactional Writing – relevant to new GCSE.  (4 weeks)

 Week commencing 18 June: Year 9 exam week

12  July Data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

 Year 10 English Language

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 writing

Transactional 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 10 GCSE English Language

 English Language Y10 2017-18

Half term Key content
1 (7 weeks) Transactional Writing

16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

2 (8 weeks) Transactional Writing
3 (5 weeks) Transactional Writing

15 January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

4 (6 weeks) Transactional Writing

19 March data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

5 (6 weeks) Transactional Writing

19 April Parents Evening

6 (7 weeks) Imaginative Writing

 Week commencing 18 June: Year 10 exam week

12  July Data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

 

 Year 10 GCSE English Literature

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 10 English Literature  2017-18

Half term Key content
1 (7 weeks) Poetry – ‘Conflict’ cluster (4-5 weeks)

A Christmas Carol (2 weeks)

 16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

2 (8 weeks) A Christmas Carol
3 (5 weeks) A Christmas Carol (2 weeks)

An Inspector Calls

 15 January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

4 (6 weeks) An Inspector Calls

 19 March data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

5 (6 weeks) Poetry – ‘Conflict’ cluster

 19 April Parents Evening

6 (7 weeks) Poetry – ‘Conflict’ cluster

 Week commencing 18 June: Year 10 exam week

12  July Data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

 

Year 11 GCSE English Language

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 writing

Transactional 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.

 English Language Y11 2017-18

Half term Key content
1 (7 weeks) Non Fiction, Literary Non Fiction (Language Paper 2 Section A)

Transactional Writing forms (Language Paper 2 Section B)

 25 September Reports Open

16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

2 (8 weeks) Non Fiction, Literary Non Fiction (Language Paper 2 Section A)

Transactional Writing forms (Language Paper 2 Section B)

 14 December – 20 December  Mock Exams

3 (5 weeks) Mock feedback Paper 2 English Language

Prepare for spoken language assessment over half-term

 9 January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

4 (6 weeks) Spoken language assessments

Unseen 19th Century Fiction

 22 Feb Parents’  Evening

1 March Parents’ Evening

5 (6 weeks) Feedback on Mock Paper 1

Revise Non Fiction, Literary Non Fiction (Paper 2 English Language Section A)

Revise forms of Transactional Writing (Paper 2 English Language Section B)

 23 April data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

Year 11 GCSE English Literature

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.

 English Literature Y11 2017-18

Half term Key content
1 (7 weeks) Macbeth

 25 September Reports Open

16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

2 (8 weeks) Macbeth

 14 December – 20 December  Mock Exams

3 (5 weeks) Macbeth (3 weeks)

Revise Inspector Calls

 9 January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

4 (6 weeks) Revise Poetry – conflict and Unseen Poetry

Revise A Christmas Carol (2 weeks)

 22 Feb Parents’ Evening

1 March Parents’ Evening

5 (6 weeks) Feedback on Paper 1 English Language

Revise forms of Transactional Writing

(Paper 2 English Language)

Revise Literature texts

 23 April data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

 

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%

Mock Exam Jan: Section A style response (Comparative essay on Individual Variation – Identity):

Mock Exam July: Child Language Paper (Either a Spoken or Written Text: TBC) More likely to be spoken this time around.

 

Half term Teacher 1

Key content

Teacher 2

Key content

1 (7 weeks) 5 WEEKS

Language and Context/The Frameworks

  • Lexis/semantics
  • Grammar/Morphology/Syntax
  • Pragmatics

 1 WEEK

REVISION STRATEGIES FOR LEARNING ALL KEY TERMINOLOGY

 

STAR ASSESSMENT ON TERMINOLOGY TEST

Week Beginning 13 October

 16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

 1 WEEK

Act Now work on Assessment, begin working towards Spoken Language

4 WEEKS

Language and Context/The Frameworks

  • Phonology
  •  Graphology
  • Discourse

1 WEEK

PRACTICE TEXTUAL ANALYSIS

 

STAR ASSESSMENT: TEXTUAL ANALYSIS using the frameworks
Week Beginning 13 October

 16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

 1 WEEK

Act Now work on Terminology Test, begin working towards Written and Multimodal Language.

2 (8 weeks) 4 WEEKS

 LANGUAGE AND CONTEXT

 SPOKEN LANGUAGE – REAL and REPRESENTED

•             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.

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

•             Blogs: travel/personal

•             Social Media

STAR ASSESSMENT: TEXTUAL ANALYSIS OF SPOKEN LANGUAGE

4 WEEKS

Component 1: Language Variation

Variation Over Time

 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.

 STAR ASSESSMENT: “We Are Survivors”

3 WEEKS

 LANGUAGE AND CONTEXT

 WRITTEN AND MULTIMODAL LANGUAGE

•             Analyse data from a range of contexts, recognising how variation in field, function, audience and mode creates a specific register.

•             Students to develop confidence in analysing coherence and cohesion.

Possible data examples:

•             Print media

•             Leaflets

•             Websites: commercial/informative

·                     Letters, Adverts etc.

 5 WEEKS

Component 1: Language Variation

Individual Variation (Gender and Sexuality mainly)

  • 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 ASSESSMENT:  Section A Exam question in timed conditions (one text only)

 

3 (5 weeks) Monday 5 January – Data Collection

 3.5 WEEKS

Component 1: Language Variation

Variation Over Time Continued

 Wed 24 Jan – Reading Day Annotation of War Letters

1.5 WEEKS

MOCK EXAMS

1 Feb  Mock Exams

 STAR ASSESSMENT: “War Letters ”

Monday 5 January – Data Collection

 3.5 WEEKS

Component 1: Language Variation

Individual Variation (Age, Ethnicity, Social Class, Regionality etc.)

 Wed 24 Jan – Reading Day Revision for Gender

1.5 WEEKS

MOCK EXAMS

1 Feb  Mock Exams

 STAR ASSESSMENT:  Section A Exam question in timed conditions (Comparative)

 

4 (6 weeks) 26 Feb data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

 4 WEEKS

Component 1: Language Variation

 Variation Over Time continued

 2 WEEKS:

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

 STAR ASSESSMENT: Hairdressing Exam Paper

8  March Parents’ Evening

26 Feb data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

 6 WEEKS

Component 1: Language Variation

Individual Variation (continued)

STAR ASSESSMENT: TBC

8  March Parents’ Evening

 

5 (6 weeks) 6 WEEKS

 Component 2: Child Language Acquisition (Speech) Continued

 

 

6 WEEKS

 Component 4: A level Coursework:

Crafting Language

Exploration of 4 key genres:

  • Travel Writing
  • Monologues
  • Short Stories
  • Journalism
6 (6 weeks) 3 WEEKS

 Component 2: Child Language Acquisition (Speech) Continued

 STAR ASSESSMENT: MOCK EXAM (CLA: SPEECH and VARIATION OVER TIME)

 1 WEEK

MOCK EXAMS

2 WEEKS:

Students completing ACT NOW work on MOCK EXAMS. Support Teacher 2 in setting up Coursework 1:1s

 11 June Reports Open

27 June – 3 July Exam Week

9 July data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

3 WEEKS

 Component 1: Language Variation

Individual Variation  REVISION FOR MOCK

STAR ASSESSMENT: MOCK EXAM (INIDIVIDUAL VARIATION)

 1 WEEK

MOCK EXAMS

 2 WEEKS:

Students completing ACT NOW work on MOCK EXAMS. Work with Teacher 1 in setting up Coursework 1:1s

 

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%