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Year 10
(Modules, Topics)
AutumnSpringSummer
Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives
Reading and responding to 19th, 20th and 21st non-fiction and literary non-fiction texts.

Areas of Focus:
• Identifying and interpreting explicit and implicit information and ideas
• Synthesising explicit and implicit ideas and information
• Analysis of language
• Using textual detail to support comments.
Writing to present a viewpoint

Areas of Focus:
• Audience and purpose
• Genre for non-fiction texts
• Presentation and developing a viewpoint
• Aspects of spelling, punctuation and grammar.

Development of Spoken Language.
Responding to questions and feedback
Use of Standard English

Study of 19th-century novel
‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens

Area of Focus:
• Context, plot and structure
• presentation of characters
• themes
Study of Conflict Poetry- Introduction + 3 poems
Areas of Study:
• Structure and form
• Ideas and themes
• Language
Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing
Reading and responding to short passages from 19th, 20th and 21st century prose literature.

Areas of Focus:
• Identifying and interpreting explicit and implicit information and ideas.
• Synthesising explicit and implicit ideas and information
• Analysis of language
• Using textual detail to support comments.
Writing to describe and narrate.

Areas of Focus:
• Audience and purpose
• Tone and style
• Using structural and grammatical features to support coherence
• Aspects of spelling, punctuation and grammar.
Development of Spoken Language.
Presenting ideas and opinions.
Use of Standard English

Study of Shakespeare text
‘Macbeth’

Areas of Focus:
• Context, plot and structure
• Presentation of characters
• Themes and ideas

Study of Conflict Poetry- 2 poems
Areas of Study:
• Structure and form
• Ideas and themes
• Language
Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives
Comparing writers’ ideas and perspectives in 19th and 20th century texts.

Areas of focus:
• Analysis of language
• Using textual detail to support comments.
Explorations in Creative Reading.
Evaluating and commenting on 19th and 20th century prose texts.

Areas of Focus:
• Analysis of structure and language
• Critical evaluation
• Using textual detail to support comments and ideas
Writing to Persuade

Areas o Focus:
• Use of rhetorical devices
• Structure
• Aspects of spelling, punctuation and grammar
Development of Spoken Language.
Preparing and delivering a speech/presentation

Study of Conflict Poetry- 10 poems

Areas of Study:
• Structure and form
• Ideas and themes
• Language
• Personal response
Year 11
(Modules, Topics)
AutumnSpringSummer
Reading non-fiction texts.
Pupils read and respond to a wide range of non-fiction texts.
Areas of focus:
• Information retrieval,
• Presentational devices,
• Analysis of language.
• Comparing and contrasting texts.
Writing Non-fiction Texts.
Pupils develop their ability to write to inform, explain and describe.

Areas of Focus:
• Purpose and audience
• Organisation and structure
• Spelling, punctuation and grammar.
Revision of : ‘Of Mice and Men’ by John Steinbeck

Areas of Focus:
• Structure
• Themes and ideas
• Context
• Characters
• Language
Study and completion of Conflict poems from AQA Anthology.
Areas of focus:
• Structure and form
• Language
• Themes and ideas
• Personal response
Reading non-fiction texts.
Pupils read and respond to a wide range of non-fiction texts.
Areas of focus:
• Information retrieval,
• Presentational devices,
• Analysis of language.
• Comparing and contrasting texts.
Writing Non-fiction Texts.
Pupils develop their ability to write to describe, explain, inform, persuade, argue and discuss.

Areas of Focus:
• Purpose and audience
• Organisation and structure
• Spelling, punctuation and grammar.
Revision of : ‘An Inspector Calls’ by J.B.Priestley

Areas of Focus:
• Structure
• Themes and ideas
• Context
• Characters
• Language
Revision and examination preparation for AQA GCSE English Language exam Unit 1

Section A: Reading and responding to non-fiction texts.

Section B: Writing non-fiction texts

Revision and examination preparation for AQA English Literature Units 1 and 2

• ‘Of Mice and Men’ by John Steinbeck
• ‘An Inspector Calls’ by J.B. Priestley
• Conflict poetry
• Unseen poetry

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