English Curriculum Overview

English Curriculum Overview

 

 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1/Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 7

Topic

 

Lord of the Flies inspired Creative Writing

Northern Lights

The Tempest

London through the ages: Comparing non-fiction texts

Freedom Writers: Transactional Writing

Assessment

 

Use of a range of creative writing devices and accurate spelling, grammar and punctuation - October

 

Creative writing piece: Final redraft of a piece of imaginative writing incorporating all of the learned creative writing techniques.

 

 

 

 

Analysis of language and structural techniques used by Shakespeare, linked to context - March

 

Essay (clear paragraphs): How does Shakespeare present Caliban throughout ‘The Tempest’?

 

 

Analysis and comparison of language and structural techniques, linked to context - June

 

 

Essay (clear comparative paragraphs): Compare how London is presented in two texts of your choice.

 

Use of a range of rhetorical devices to persuade/argue and accurate spelling, grammar and punctuation - July

 

Transactional Writing and Oral presentation: Write a speech about discriminatory sentencing. (To be adapted/amended)

 

Extended Learning / Homework

L1: Independent research.

What must it be like to be evacuated from your home as a child.

Can be presented as:

  • Powerpoint presentation
  • A poem.
  • A news report.
  • Diary entry.
  • Drawing or painting.
  • Dramatic monologue.

 

L8: To be able to implement a range of creative writing techniques.

Sensory description of an experience of your choice.

 

L15: To be able to structure a story effectively.

Punctuation booklet/poster

 

 

 

 

Year 8

Topic

 

Events that changed the world: comparing poems

 

Empowerment: Open letters striving for change

Tales of Terror: Gothic inspired creative writing

 

Drama Through the Ages

Assessment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Analysis and comparison of language and structural techniques used in poetry, linked to context - October

 

 

Essay (clear comparative paragraphs): Compare the ways Armitage and Szymborska present the experiences of victims during 9/11 in ‘Out of the Blue’ and ‘Photograph’ from September 11’.

 

 

 

 Use of a range of rhetorical devices to persuade/argue and accurate spelling, grammar and punctuation – February/March

 

Transactional Writing and Oral presentation: Write an informative speech on a topic that empowers you.

 

Use of a range of creative writing devices and accurate spelling, grammar and punctuation - May

 

Creative writing piece:

To write a short story in the style of the Gothic genre.

Analysis of language and structural techniques used to present themes, linked to context - July

 

 

Essay (Clear Paragraphs): How does Potter explore the theme of childhood in ‘Blue Remembered Hills’?

 

Extended Learning / Homework

L1: Perspectives and Ideas.

Historian Vs Poets profiles.

Research task.

 

L9: Evidence and Comparison.

‘Which poem is a more accurate representation of Vietnam?

Could be done as:

  • detailed poster/flashcards
  • Powerpoint slide for each poem
  •  written paragraphs.

 

 

L13: Perspectives and Poetic Devices.

Choose an important event in history (one which we have not studied) and write an original poem based on this event. Student to choose which perspective it has been written from and the poem must include a range of poetic devices.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 9

Topic

 

Othello

Around the World in 80 Reads: Creative Writing

Prejudice in the Modern World

Have Your Say: The Powers of Persuasion

The Romantics

Skills

 

 

Be able to formulate ideas about characters and themes.

 

Be able to support ideas with relevant evidence from the text.

 

Be able to analyse

language devices.

 

Be able to analyse structural devices.

 

Be able to make relevant links to context

 

AO1, AO2, AO3

Midpoint Skills and knowledge recap

 

Be able to structure a piece of writing effectively.

 

Be able to use a range of structural techniques for effect.

 

Be able to implement a range of creative writing language techniques.

 

 

AO5, AO6

Midpoint Skills and knowledge recap

 

Be able to formulate ideas about events and writers’ perspectives.

 

Be able to support ideas with relevant evidence from the text.

 

Be able to evaluate a writer’s success.

 

 

 

 

AO1, AO4

Midpoint Skills and knowledge recap

 

Be able to form personal responses to important topical issues through a range of non-fiction texts.

 

Be able to organise ideas for effect.

 

Be able to employ the skill of rhetoric.

 

AO5, AO6

 

Midpoint Skills and knowledge recap

 

Be able to formulate ideas about themes, events and writers’ perspectives.

 

Be able to support ideas with relevant evidence from the text.

 

Be able to analyse

language devices.

 

Be able to analyse structural devices.

 

Be able to make clear comparisons between poems.

 

Be able to make relevant links to context.

 

AO1, AO2, AO3

Midpoint Skills and knowledge recap

 

Assessment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Analysis of language and structural techniques used by Shakespeare, linked to context - December

 

Essay (Clear Paragraphs): How does Shakespeare present jealousy in the extract and throughout the play?

 

 

 

 

Use of a range of creative writing devices and accurate spelling, grammar and punctuation - Feburary

 

Creative writing piece:

TBC

TBC

Use of a range of rhetorical devices to persuade/argue and accurate spelling, grammar and punctuation – May

 

Transactional Writing:

Write a blog post entitled ‘My passion for…’

 

 

 

 

 

 

Analysis and comparison of language and structural techniques used in poetry, linked to context - July

 

 

Essay (clear comparative paragraphs): Compare how poets present suffering in ‘The Chimney Sweeper’ and one other Romantic poem.

 

Extended Learning / Homework

L1: Context

What was life like for people in Shakespeare's time?

Research task.

 

L7:  All skills and Knowledge

Create a 'How To' guide for writing an extended (essay) response to a question about Othello. 

Booklet

 

L14/15:  All skills and Knowledge.

'In a way, every character in Othello can be seen as a victim.' How far do you agree with the statement?

Essay

 

 

 

 

 

Year10

Topic

 

An Inspector Calls

Anthology Poems

Language Paper 1

A Christmas Carol

Language Paper 2 Section A

 

 

Language Paper 2 Section B

 

Assessment

 

Analysis and comparison of language and structural techniques used, linked to context - October

 

 

Essay: AQA Exam Past Paper

Analysis and comparison of language and structural techniques used in poetry, linked to context - January

 

Essay:Edexcel Exam Past Paper

Analysis of language and structural techniques of an unseen text; Use of a range of creative writing devices and accurate spelling, grammar and punctuation - February

 

 

Short answer questions (clear paragraphs) and a creative writing piece: Edexcel Exam Past Paper

Analysis and comparison of language and structural techniques used, linked to context -May

 

Essay: AQA Exam Past Paper

Analysis and comparison of language and structural techniques in two unseen texts - June

 

 

Short answer questions (clear paragraphs): Edexcel Exam Past paper

(Section A only)

Use of a range of rhetorical devices for purpose and accurate spelling, grammar and punctuation - July

 

Transactional writing piece: Edexcel Exam Past Paper

 

Extended Learning / Homework

L1: To have a deep understanding of the play’s characters and themes.

Pre-reading and comprehension provided by teacher.

 

L9: To have a deep understanding of the play’s characters and themes.

How does JB Priestley present the theme of morality through the relationship between Gerald and Eva/Smith Daisy Renton?

Essay

 

L11: Writer’s purpose

Write a speech as J.B Priestly outlining his intentions for the play.

Speech writing

 

 

 

 

 

Year 11

Topic

 

Macbeth

Language Paper 1 and 2 Revision

A Christmas Carol Revision (3 weeks) An Inspector Calls (3 weeks)

Unseen Poetry and Anthology Poetry Revision

Combined Literature and Language Revision

 

 

Assessment

Analysis of language and structural techniques used by Shakespeare, linked to context - October

 

 

Essay: AQA Exam Past Paper

 

(Literature Paper 1:Macbeth and A Christmas Carol)

Edexcel Exam Past Paper - December

 

 

AQA Past paper - February

AQA Past paper - March

GCSE EXAMS - April

 

 

Extended Learning / Homework

L3: Be able to formulate ideas about character and theme; Be able to support ideas with relevant evidence from the text.​

  • Look at Act 1 Scene 1, what evidence can you find to suggest Shakespeare was being very stereotypical with his portrayal of the witches.

 

  • What can you say about the witches’ appearance in the play and give at least two reasons why Shakespeare chose to link Macbeth and the witches?

Written response to both questions.

 

L9: Be able to formulate ideas about character and theme; Be able to analyse language and structural choices; Be able to make relevant links to context.​

A variety of summary tasks focusing on scenes from act 1 and 2.

Variey of tasks.

L15: Be able to formulate ideas about character and theme; Be able to make relevant links to context.

Create a revision mind map that focuses on the flaws of Macbeth’s character and how these reflect the Chain of Being and the Divine Right of Kings.

Or

Make a mini book detailing Macbeth’s downfall.