English Literature

The English Literature curriculum is designed to cover a broad range of non fiction and non fiction texts, covering both pre and post 1900 texts, to develop of students ability to read both critically, analyticaly and, most importantly, for enjoyment.

Term 1
Key Learning Objectives AO1

Read, understand and respond to texts.

Students should be able to:

•maintain a critical style and develop an informed personal response

•use textual references, including quotations, to support and illustrate interpretations.

AO2

Analyse the language, form and structure used by a writer to create meanings and effects, using relevant subject terminology where appropriate.

AO5

Communicate clearly, effectively and imaginatively, selecting and adapting tone, style and register for different forms, purposes and audiences.

Organise information and ideas, using structural and grammatical features to support coherence and cohesion of texts.

AO6

Candidates must use a range of vocabulary and sentence structures for clarity, purpose and effect, with accurate spelling and punctuation. (This requirement must constitute 20% of the marks for each specification as a whole).

Key Activities / Homework Speaking & Listening:

Hot seating skills, building a convincing viewpoint

Writing:

Developing sentence structure, word class identification, empathic writing, consolidating comparative writing

Reading:

Identifying and comparing writers’ viewpoints, analysing effect of structure Homework: 19th Century novel research, Romanticism research, creating quizzes for the Romantic period information, PEA paragraphs

Assessments Writing:

GCSE English Language Paper 1 Question 5 A: Writing to Describe – using an image as stimulus for a piece of writing

Reading:

GCSE English Literature Paper 2 Question: Using the extract what do we learn about the importance of a sense of identity

Half Term Two

 

GCSE English Language Paper 1 Question 5 B: Write a narrative

Reading:

GCSE English Literature Paper 2 Question: Using the extract what do you think Shelley’s key messages are in the extract & the novel as a whole.

Suggest reading & support materials AQA Revision Guides – English Language

GCSE Bitesize

 

Term 2
Key Learning Objectives AO5

· Communicate clearly, effectively and imaginatively, selecting and adapting tone, style and register for different forms, purposes and audiences.

· Organise information and ideas, using structural and grammatical features to support coherence and cohesion of texts.

AO6

· Candidates must use a range of vocabulary and sentence structures for clarity, purpose and effect, with accurate spelling and punctuation. (This requirement must constitute 20% of the marks for each specification as a whole).

Key Activities / Homework Key activities and Homework: Students will complete a variety of activities to analyse non-fiction texts. The use of analytical skills and formation of P.E.A. paragraphs will reinforce skills needed for literature exam. Student will complete various pieces of writing and be asked to discuss their writing decisions in order to reinforce skills needed to analyse literary texts for literature exam.
Assessments AO1

· Identify and interpret explicit and implicit information and ideas.

· Select and synthesise evidence from different texts.

AO2

· Explain, comment on and analyse how writers use language and structure to achieve effects and influence readers, using relevant subject terminology to support their views.

AO3

· Compare writers’ ideas and perspectives, as well as how these are conveyed, across two or more texts.

AO4

· Evaluate texts critically and support this with appropriate textual references.

Suggest reading & support materials AQA Revision Guides – English Language

GCSE Bitesize

 

Term 3
Key Learning Objectives Modern Texts – An Inspector Calls (drama text)AO1

Read, understand and respond to texts.

Students should be able to:

• maintain a critical style and develop an informed personal response • use textual references, including quotations, to support and illustrate interpretations.

AO2

Analyse the language, form and structure used by a writer to create meanings and effects, using relevant subject terminology where appropriate.

AO3

Show understanding of the relationships between texts and the contexts in which they were written. AO4

Use a range of vocabulary and sentence structures for clarity, purpose and effect, with accurate spelling and punctuation.

Key Activities / Homeworks Homework: Research activities in key events in the early and mid 20th century.   Complete P.E.A. paragraphs on the major themes and characters within the play as well as within the relationship poetry. Complete activities which compare and address how themes in the play relate to the various contexts of ‘An Inspector Calls’ and the ‘Relationship Poetry’.
Assessments Poetry – Relationships Cluster         AO1

Read, understand and respond to texts.

Students should be able to:

• maintain a critical style and develop an informed personal response • use textual references, including quotations, to support and illustrate interpretations.

AO2

Analyse the language, form and structure used by a writer to create meanings and effects, using relevant subject terminology where appropriate. AO3

Show understanding of the relationships between texts and the contexts in which they were written.

AO4

Use a range of vocabulary and sentence structures for clarity, purpose and effect, with accurate spelling and punctuation.

Suggest reading & support materials AQA Revision Guides – English Language

GCSE Bitesize