English Curriculum Overview

English Curriculum Overview

 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1/Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 7

Topic

 

Novel - TBC

Lord of the Flies inspired Creative Writing

The Tempest

London through the ages: Comparing non-fiction texts

Freedom Writers: Transactional Writing

Assessment

 

TBC

 

 

 

 

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

 

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 - April

 

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)

Year 8

Topic

 

The War of the Worlds

Empowerment: Open letters striving for change

Events that changed the world: comparing poems

Tales of Terror: Gothic inspired creative writing

 

Drama Through the Ages

Assessment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Analysis of language and structure techniques used in an extract - November

 

Essay (Clear Paragraphs): TBC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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 creative writing devices and accurate spelling, grammar and punctuation - June

 

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’?

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

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:

To write a review of a recent restaurant you have visited.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Year 10

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

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

 

 

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