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TERM

YEAR 7

YEAR 8

1

Technology

Reading: Mortal Engines (novel) Philip Reeve

Writing: Writing to inform

Suspense

Reading: Feather Boy (novel) by Nicky Singer

Writing: Writing to inform

2

Seasonal Traditions

Reading: Autumn themed anthology

Writing: Writing to describe

Seasonal Traditions

Reading: Winter themed anthology

Writing: Writing to describe

3

Exotic Lands

Reading: Poetry Anthology

Writing: Writing narratives

Different Cultures

Reading: Poetry Anthology

Writing: Writing narratives

4

Fantasy

Reading: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (play) by Shakespeare

Writing: Writing to argue

Power

Reading: The Tempest  (play) by Shakespeare

Writing: Writing to argue

5

Holidays

Reading: The Last Resort (play) by Chris Owen

Writing: Writing to persuade

Holidays

Reading: Our Day Out (play) by Willy Russell

Writing: Writing to persuade

 

TERM

YEAR 9

1

Gothic

Reading: Gothic Anthology of nineteenth century fiction

Writing: Writing to describe

2

Families

Reading: Mother Figure (play) by Alan Ayckbourne

Writing: Writing to inform and explain

3

Conflict

Reading: War poetry

Writing: Writing to persuade

4

Relationships

Reading: Romeo and Juliet (play) by Shakespeare

Writing: Writing narratives

5

Dreams

Reading: Of Mice and Men (novel) by John Steinbeck

Writing: Writing to argue

 

 

YEAR 10

1

Friendship

Reading: Blood Brothers (play) by Willy Russel

Writing: Writing narratives and writing to describe

2

Charity

Reading: A Christmas Carol (novel) by Charles Dickens

Writing: Writing to persuade

3

Relationships

Reading: AQA Poetry Anthology

Writing: Writing to inform and explain

4

Heroism

Reading: Macbeth (play) Shakespeare

Writing: Writing to argue

5

Preparedness

Preparation for GCSE English Language Paper 1 and Paper 2 mock examinations

 

YEAR 11

GCSE English Language: Paper 1 reading skills

GCSE English Literature: Macbeth and A Christmas Carol revision

GCSE English Language: Writing skills

GCSE English Literature: Blood Brothers and A Christmas Carol revision

GCSE English Language: Paper 1 reading skills

GCSE English Literature: AQA Poetry Anthology

GCSE English Language: revision of Paper 1 and 2

GCSE English Literature: revision of Paper 1 and 2

GCSE English Language Paper 1 and 2 examinations

GCSE English Literature Paper 1 and 2 examinations

 

AQA A Level English Literature

 

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

1

Genre study: Tragedy

Richard II (play) by Shakespeare

Keats (poetry) Anthology

NEA Independent coursework (poetry)

Either:

-      The Rime of The Ancient Mariner (poetry) by Coleridge

-      The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (novel) by Agatha Christi

Or:

-      The Kite Runner (novel) by Khaled Hosseini

-      Songs of Innocence and Experience (poetry) by William Blake

2

Othello (play) by Shakespeare

Richard II (play) by Shakespeare

NEA Independent coursework (novel)

Either:

-      When Will There Be Good News (novel) by Kate Atkinson

-      Unseen texts

Or:

-      The Handmaid’s Tale (novel) by Margaret Atwood

-      Unseen texts

3

The Great Gatsby (novel) by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Genre study in relation to all texts: Tragedy

Revision of Paper 1 texts and examination preparation

The Great Gatsby (novel) by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Othello (play) by Shakespeare

Richard II (play) by Shakespeare

Keats (poetry) Anthology

 

4

Revision of all texts and examination practise

Paper 1 and Paper 2 examination preparations

5

NEA Independent coursework (poetry)

A level examinations

 

AQA A Level English Language and Literature

 

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

1

Introduction to Language and Literature

Remembered Places: Paris Anthology

NEA Independent research project, including research skills

The Kite Runner (novel) by Khaled Hosseini

A Streetcar Named Desire (play) by Tennessee Williams

2

Remembered Places: Paris Anthology

Imagined Worlds: The Handmaid’s Tale (novel) by Margaret Atwood

NEA Independent research project, including research skills

The Kite Runner (novel) by Khaled Hosseini

A Streetcar Named Desire (play) by Tennessee Williams

3

Imagined Worlds: The Handmaid’s Tale (novel) by Margaret Atwood

 

Poetic Voices: Meantime (poetry) by Carol Ann Duffy

Revision of Year 12 content: The Handmaid’s Tale (novel) by Margaret Atwood Meantime (poetry) by Carol Ann Duffy

Paris anthology

4

Revision of all texts and examination practise

Paper 1 and Paper 2 examination preparations

5

NEA Independent research project

A level examinations

 

AQA Creative writing

 

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

1

 

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

 

The Writing Portfolio

2

 

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

 

The Writing Portfolio

3

Writing on Demand

Exploring Creative Writing

The Writing Portfolio

4

Examination practise

Examination practise

5

Study leave

A level examinations