English

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English

Autumn Term

Topic
Overview
Prose Study: Of Mice and Men
  • Study of setting, plot, character, themes and effect and impact on audience.
  • Developing skills at writing responses to a text with a particular focus on responding to GCSE-style tasks
  • Close analysis and evaluation skills
  • Further developing the ability to identify inferences and consider subtext
  • Further development of ability to analyse writer’s method supported by appropriate subject terminology
  • Developing the ability to critically evaluate at both a whole text level and a word level; to move from the general to the specific and vice versa
  • Understanding of how genre, form and historical, cultural and social contexts inform both the writer’s intent and reader response
Thematic study: war and conflict – war poetry, A Journey’s End
  • Literary study of style, genre, theme and subtext

  • Analysis of poetic and dramatic form and writer’s intent

  • Exploring how literary texts are closely linked to their contexts and how this informs reader response

  • Comparison of texts and genres – comparing writer’s intent and choices of form and subject matter 

  

Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural and British Values Links

    • BV: respect and tolerance
    • SMSC: spiritual
    • BV: liberty
    • SMSC: moral
    • SMSC: Moral and cultural

 

Careers, Advice, Information & Guidance Links

    • Research skills

 

Home Learning this Term

Year 9 Reading and Writing Work Books: Close reading of a range of extracts accompanied by a range of comprehension, analytical and evaluative tasks and questions. Creative writing based on visual/written stimuli

 

 

Spring Term

Topic
Overview
Introduction to GCSE:
Shakespeare text - Macbeth
  • Background to Shakespeare study
  • Background to the Tragedy genre
  • Text reading and summary work
  • Textual analysis and close reading practice; focusing on key extracts
  • Developing an understanding of overall narrative structure and character developments
  • Introduction to the GCSE grade/number ladder via practice written assessments
Introduction to GCSE: 19th
Century Prose
  • Textual analysis and close reading practice.
  • Text extracts Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and others
  • Understanding of genre, form, writer’s method style
  • Exploring presentation of character, narrative, setting
  • Understanding of how context informs writer’s intent and reader response
  • Comparison of texts 



Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural and British Values Links

    • SMSC: Cultural and spiritual
    • BV: democracy, rule of law, respect and tolerance
    • SMSC: social and cultural

 

Careers, Advice, Information & Guidance Links

The theatre and dramatic tradition – plays, performance

 

Home Learning this Term

Year 9 Reading and Writing Work Books:

    • Close reading of a range of extracts accompanied by a range of comprehension, analytical and evaluative tasks and questions
    • Creative writing based on visual/written stimuli

 

 

Summer Term

Topic
Overview
Introduction to GCSE
Language Paper 2 (Section B): Transactional, persuasive,
discursive writing
  • Understanding audience and purpose in non-fiction writing

  • Understanding labels of ‘transactional, persuasive, discursive writing

  • Practising the crafting of suitable content in a timed context

  • Exploring a variety of language writing techniques

  • Introduction to GCSE mark scheme and bands

  • Close focus on importance of technical accuracy, sense and fluency

GCSE Lang Paper 1 (Section
B): 'Creative Prose Writing'
  • Understanding of narrative forms

  • Shaping and crafting prose writing

  • Introduction to GCSE mark scheme and bands

  • Close focus on importance of technical accuracy, sense and fluency

GCSE English Literature
Poetry Anthology
  • Introduction to the poems in the AQA Anthology
  • Reading of 3 – 4 poems in the Power/Conflict cluster
  • Understanding themes/subject matter and subtext
  • Understanding form/genre/style
  • Analysis/evaluation of writer’s method and intent
  • Application of contextual factors

 

Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural and British Values Links

    • BV: liberty, respect and tolerance

    • SMSC: social, moral and cultural in range of reading

 

Careers, Advice, Information & Guidance Links

    • Close focus on transferable skills of fluent and organised writing and on technical accuracy.

 

Home Learning this Term

Year 9 Reading and Writing Work Books: Close reading of a range of extracts accompanied by a range of comprehension, analytical and evaluative tasks and questions. Creative and transactional/persuasive/discursive writing based on visual/written stimuli.

 

 

Year 9 english Summary

 

Year 9 consolidates learning from Years 7 and 8. Reading and writing skills are now embedded allowing Year 9 to introduce explicit GCSE English Language and Literature content. Pupils will become familiar with GCSE band/level descriptors and will see their work assessed via GCSE scores/grades. Pupils will be taught about the 1-9 grading and will begin to see ‘the big picture’ of their GCSE studies.