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English KS4 Schemes of Learning

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Year 10

Language paper one

Students will focus on English Language Paper 1 this term and they will fully understand the requirements of the paper, including the different AOs being assessed. Students will develop their structural and language analysis skills. They will also develop their decoding skills and their ability to comment on a play whilst utilising an increasingly sophisticated range of terminology in their analysis. Students will focus on and develop their creative writing skills; focusing on planning, content vocabulary and developing technical accuracy in their work.

Romeo and Juliet

Students will be encouraged to further build on their experiences of Romeo and Juliet from KS3 and to critically explore the ideas within Romeo and Juliet by exploring: themes, characters, key scenes and context. Students will develop their ability to respond critically to ideas and perspectives from within a play text. They will also develop their decoding skills and their ability to comment on a play whilst utilising an increasingly sophisticated range of terminology in their analysis. Students will revise the requirements for the Shakespeare question on English Literature Paper 1

An Inspector Calls

Students will be encouraged to critically explore the ideas within An Inspector Calls will be encouraged to comment upon those ideas. Students will develop their ability to respond critically to ideas and perspectives from within a Modern Play text. They will also develop their decoding skills and their ability to comment on a play whilst utilising an increasingly sophisticated range of terminology in their analysis. This term will also see students apply their non-fiction skills to a range of texts from modern journalism, pre 20th Century texts and texts from previous exam papers.

Language Paper 2 and Speaking and listening

The study of sophisticated Non-Fiction becomes a focus as this term sees the students applying their skills to analysing and producing writing from a point of view. They will then switch modes and prepare to deliver these points of view and field questions from their audience.

Language Paper 2 and Poetry

In this term, the students’ independent voices commenting on a range of current affairs, are refined and performed in line with the AQA speaking and listening component for their GCSE. Some of these might also be based around the study of the AQA poetry anthology that forms the basis of their poetry studies.

Year 11

Prose and poetry

Students will be revisiting their ‘summer read’ text and preparing for the GCSE prose module. Students will revisit key scenes and hone the skills of constructing academic arguments, commenting on writer’s methods, and applying contextual knowledge. Students will also interleave study of the poetry anthology, similarly, preparing them for their Poetry GCSE. 

19th Century texts will be explored and students will be encouraged to critically explore the ideas within those texts and will be encouraged to comment upon those ideas. Students will develop their ability to respond critically to ideas and perspectives from within 19th Century texts. They will also develop their decoding skills for 19th century non-fiction and comment and utilise an increasingly sophisticated range of terminology in their analysis.

 

Romeo and Juliet Revision

Students will be revisiting Shakespeare’s play and ensuring that student’s notes and assessment profiles created in years 9 and 10 enable them to succeed at GCSE are this term’s priority.  This will be interleaved with,

Language paper 2 Consolidation

The study of Non-Fiction will mean the students revisit and apply their skills to analysing and producing writing from a point of view

An Inspector Calls Revision with language paper 1 Revision

Students will focus on Examination preparation and targeted support for all students will be the focus for this term.

Further consolidation and examination revision

Students will prepare for their upcoming examinations and receive targeted support.

Links to Schemes of Learning documents will be added as relevant throughout the year. Project titles may be subject to change.