English Curriculum Overview

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All English homework is conducted using www.memrise.com. Students will be provided with individual links at school each term.

Curriculum

Year 9: Foundation for GCSE

Term 1

Sept- Oct 2016

Term 2

Nov-Dec 2016

Term 3

Jan – Feb 2017

Term 4

Mar –May 2017

Term 5

Jun – July 2017

Gothic

 

19th century gothic fiction

 

 

Writing to describe

 

 

Homework: www.memrise.com Gothic spellings

 

Families

 

‘Mother Figure’ A Aykbourne

 

 

Writing to inform and explain

 

Homework: www.memrise.com Mother Figure (content and quotations)

 

Conflict

 

War poetry

 

 

 

Writing to persuade

 

 

Homework: www.memrise.com Gothic spellings

Relationships

 

‘Romeo and Juliet’ Shakespeare

 

 

Writing narratives

 

 

Homework: www.memrise.com Gothic spellings

Dreams

 

‘Of Mice and Men’ Steinbeck

 

 

Writing to argue

 

 

Homework: www.memrise.com Gothic spellings

 

 

GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature (First Year)

Term 1

Sept-Oct 2016

 

Term 2

Nov-Dec 2016

Term 3

Jan- Feb 2017

Term 4

Mar – May 2017

Term 5

Mar –May 2017

Friendship

 

‘Blood Brothers’ by Willy Russell

 

Language exam skills

 

 

Homework: www.memrise.com Blood Brothers (content and quotations)

 

Charity

 

‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens

 

Language exam skills

 

 

Homework: www.memrise.com A Christmas Carol (content and quotations)

Relationships

 

Poetry Anthology: Love and Relationships

 

Language exam skills

 

 

Homework: www.memrise.com Blood Brothers (content and quotations)

Heroism

 

‘ Macbeth’ by William Shakespeare

 

Language exam skills

 

 

Homework: www.memrise.com Blood Brothers (content and quotations)

Preparedness

 

Revision and preparation for end of Year 10 exam

 

 

Language exam skills

 

Homework: www.memrise.com Blood Brothers (content and quotations)

 

GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature (Second Year)

Term 1

Sept-Oct 2016

 

Term 2

Nov-Dec 2016

Term 3

Jan- Feb 2017

Term 4

Mar – May 2017

Term 5

Mar –May 2017

 

Language Paper One preparation

 

 

(Language Paper One  mock exam in late October)

 

‘Macbeth’ and ‘A Christmas Carol’ revision

 

Homework: revision including www.memrise.com

Macbeth and A Christmas Carol (content, style and quotations)

 

 

Literature Paper One and Language Paper Two preparation

 

(Literature Paper One  mock exam in late October)

 

 

‘Blood Brothers Revision

 

Homework: revision including www.memrise.com

Blood Brothers (content, style and quotations)

 

Language Paper Two and Literature Paper Two preparation

 

(Language Paper One mock exam in late January)

 

Poetry anthology revision

 

 

Homework: revision including www.memrise.com Poetry Anthology (content, style and quotations)

 

Literature Paper Two preparation

 

 

(Literature Paper Two  mock exam in early March)

 

 

Poetry anthology and unseen poetry revision

 

Homework: revision including www.memrise.com Blood Brothers (content, style and quotations)

 

Revision and exam practice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homework: revision including www.memrise.com

All GCSE Memrise courses (review phases)

 

AQA AS English Language and Literature

Term 1

Sept - Oct 2015

Term 2

Nov - Dec 2015

Term 3

Jan – Feb 2016

Term 4

March – May 2016

Term 5

June – July 2016

Introduction to Language and Literature

‘Remembered Places’: Paris Anthology

Homework: revision including www.memrise.com

Introduction to Language and Literature

Rhetorical Devices

‘Remembered Places’: Paris Anthology

‘Imagined Worlds’: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ by Margaret Atwood

Homework: revision including www.memrise.com

The Handmaid’s Tale

‘Imagined Worlds’: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ by Margaret Atwood

 

‘Poetic Voices’: ‘Meantime’ by Carol Ann Duffy

Homework: revision including www.memrise.com

Poetic Devices

 

Exam prep

 

 

 

 

Homework: revision including www.memrise.com

All Memrise courses (review phases)

Study leave

 

AQA AS English Literature

Term 1

Sept - Oct 2015

Term 2

Nov - Dec 2015

Term 3

Jan – Feb 2016

Term 4

March – May 2016

Term 5

June – July 2016

Genre study

‘Richard II’

Keats’ selection of poetry

Homework: www.memrise.com Richard III (content, style and quotations)

‘Othello’

‘The Great Gatsby’

Homework: www.memrise.com Othello and Gatsby (content, style and quotations)

‘Othello’

‘The Great Gatsby’

Revision

Homework: www.memrise.com Othello and Gatsby (content, style and quotations)

Revision/preparation for exams.

 

Homework: revision, including www.memrise.com

Study leave

 

AQA Creative Writing

Term 1

Sept - Oct 2015

Term 2

Nov - Dec 2015

Term 3

Jan – Feb 2016

Term 4

March – May 2016

Term 5

June – July 2016

 

Exploring Creative Writing: exercises in form, style, theme and commentary; encouraging wider reading: workshops

 

Homework: Weather recording,

Observing Others and personal writing.

www.memrise.com Rhetorical Devices

 

 

Exploring Creative Writing: exercises in form, style, theme and commentary; encouraging wider reading: workshops

 

 

 

Homework: www.memrise.com Othello and Gatsby (content, style and quotations)

Writing on Demand

Exploring Creative Writing

Homework: www.memrise.com Othello and Gatsby (content, style and quotations)

 

Revision/preparation for exams.

 

Homework: revision, including www.memrise.com

Study leave

 

AQA AS English Language and Literature

Term 1

Sept - Oct 2015

Term 2

Nov - Dec 2015

Term 3

Jan – Feb 2016

Term 4

March – May 2016

Term 5

June – July 2016

Independent research project, including research skills

‘The Kite Runner’ by Khaled Hosseini

‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ by Tennessee Williams

 

Homework: independent research project

 

Independent research project, including research skills

‘The Kite Runner’ by Khaled Hosseini

‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ by Tennessee Williams

Homework: independent research project; www.memrise.com

The Kite Runner and A Streetcar Named Desire

 

 

 

Revision of Year 12 content: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’, ‘Meantime’ by Carol Ann Duffy and the Paris anthology

 

 

Homework: independent research project; revision including, www.memrise.com

Poetic Devices, A Handmaid’s Tale, The Kite Runner, A Streetcar Named Desire

 

 

Exam preparation of all texts for Paper One and Paper Two

 

 

 

 

Homework: revision including www.memrise.com

All Memrise courses (review phases)

Study leave

 

AQA A2 Creative Writing

Term 1

Sept - Oct 2015

Term 2

Nov - Dec 2015

Term 3

Jan – Feb 2016

Term 4

March – May 2016

Term 5

June – July 2016

 

 

The Writing Portfolio

 

 

 

Homework: coursework

 

 

The Writing Portfolio

 

 

 

Homework: coursework

From Reading to Writing

 

The Writing Portfolio

 

 

Homework: coursework

 

Revision/preparation for exams.

 

Homework: exam practice

Study leave

 

AQA A Level English Literature

Term 1

Sept - Oct 2015

Term 2

Nov - Dec 2015

Term 3

Jan – Feb 2016

Term 4

March – May 2016

Term 5

June – July 2016

Paper 2: Elements of crime writing

 

‘The Rime of The Ancient Mariner’ by Coleridge

 

‘The Murder of Roger Ackroyd’ by Agatha Christie

 

NEA (coursework): study of Christina Rossetti poetry

 and study of the AQA Critical Anthology linked with each student’s own selected prose text.

 

Or

 

Paper 2: Political and Social Protest

 

‘The Kite Runner’ by Khaled Hosseini

‘Songs of Innocence and Experience’ by William Blake

 

NEA (coursework): study of Cristina Rossetti poetry and study of the AQA Critical Anthology

 

Homework: coursework for NEA

Paper 2: Elements of crime writing

 

‘When Will There Be Good Times’ by Kate Atkinson

 

Preparation for Unseen

 

NEA coursework and Critical Theory

 

Or

 

Paper 2: Political and Social Protest

 

: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ by Margaret Atwood

NEA coursework and Critical Theory

 

Homework: coursework for NEA

Paper 1: Tragedy

 

Revisit:

‘Richard II’ and ‘Othello’ by William Shakespeare

‘The Great Gatsby’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homework:www.memrise.com
Othello and Gatsby (content, style and quotations)

NEA Coursework and Exam Preparation

Study Leave