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COVID Update

Following on from rising covid rates in Leicestershire, the Local Authority has asked that face masks be reintroduced in all secondary schools for students and staff in communal areas. This is a sensible way to help keep students, staff and our wider community safe from covid this winter. 

Therefore, from Monday, we are requesting that all students (except those with a medical exemption) wear a face mask travelling on school transport, in corridors and when queueing indoors for food. 

Thank you in advance for your cooperation in keeping our local communities healthy and safe.

Autumn Term

Topic
Overview

GCSE English Language Paper 1:

Creative Reading and Writing

  • Close reading of prose extracts
  • Analysis of style; i.e. mood and atmosphere, tension/drama, excitement…
  • Analysing presentation of character
  • Linking writer’s method to meaning
  • Understanding of how narration is presented
  • Analysis and evaluation of language and structural features
  • Application of accurate subject terminology
  • Shaping and crafting prose writing
  • Close focus on clarity, sense, fluency and technical accuracy

GCSE English Literature:

20th Century DramaAn Inspector Calls

Exploration of theme, subject matter and subtext

Analysing presentation of character and narrative

Evaluation of features of form and structure, including generic features/traits

Analysis/evaluation of writer’s method and intent

Understanding and application of contextual factors

Unseen Poetry
  • Exploration of theme, subject matter and subtext
  • Evaluation of features of form and structure
  • Analysis/evaluation of writer’s method and intent
  • Word level analysis and evaluation of poetic technique/devices
  • Comparison skills

  

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

    • Ongoing revision promoting skills of organisation and time management

 

Home Learning this Term

Home learning and revision packs based around model GCSE questions and tasks.

Department to promote importance of independent revision and study in response to linear GCSE. 

 

 

Spring Term

Topic
Overview

GCSE English Language, Paper 2

  • Reading 19th and 21st Century non-fiction texts linked by theme/subject matter

  • Skills of tracking, close reading

  • Identification of explicit and implicit information and ideas

  • Analysis of style and linking method to meaning
  • Analysis of how structural features aid clarity and meaning
  • Exploring audience and purpose
  • Analysis and evaluation of writer’s viewpoint
  • Making critical evaluative judgements
  • Understanding audience and purpose in non-fiction writing

  • Understanding labels of transactional and discursive writing

  • Practising the crafting of suitable content and exploring a variety of language writing techniques

GCSE English Literature, Revision

  • Final revision of all Lit 1 and 2 content
  • Focus on practising and evaluating exam papers

 

Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural and British Values Links

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

 

Home Learning this Term

Home learning and revision packs based around model GCSE questions and tasks.

Department to promote importance of independent revision and study in response to linear GCSE. 

 

 

Summer Term

Topic
Overview

Revision and exam practice:

English Language and

Literature

  • Focus on in-class assessments, practise papers and timed exam-style tasks.
  • Self and peer-evaluation and assessment

 

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.

    • Study of 'real world' styles and formats (reports, articles, reviews, etc.)

 

Home Learning this Term

Home learning and revision packs based around model GCSE questions and tasks.

Department to promote importance of independent revision and study in response to linear GCSE. 

 

 

Year 11 english Summary

Year 11 begins with the last of the new taught content before moving into focused exam preparation and revision. Pupils can expect a range of practice assessments and exam tasks and targeted intervention from teachers based on their needs.

 

 

 

 

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