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Year 7 English Curriculum

Year 8 English Curriculum

Year 9 English Curriculum

Year 10 - Subject Information

AQA English Literature GCSE (taken at the end of year 10):

English Literature GCSE is designed to inspire, challenge and motivate every student, regardless of their ability. This GCSE involves the completion of two equally-balanced, untiered literature papers: Paper One ‘Shakespeare and the 19th-century novel’ and Paper Two ‘Modern texts and poetry’.

Paper One: a closed book exam which includes an extract-based question on the 19th-century novel ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens and ‘Macbeth’ by William Shakespeare.

Paper Two: a closed book exam which includes a question from ‘An Inspector Calls’ by J. B. Priestly. Students then complete a question from the ‘Power and Conflict' poetry cluster followed by the unseen poetry questions.

The curriculum takes a skills-based approach to the study of English Literature that is consistent across genres.

English Literature provides skills which will enhance students cross-curricular development and future academic studies including the study of AS and A-level English Literature.

Spoken language (previously speaking and listening): Pupils will become aware of the importance of effective verbal communication. Preparation towards this endorsed unit will be achieved through, the practice and encouragement of good verbal communication in class, with the final completion of a summative assessment.

English Literature Curriculum

English Language Curriculum (Year 10 will start in Term 6)

 

Year 11 - Subject Information

AQA English Language GCSE:

English Language GCSE enables pupils of all abilities to develop the skills they need to read, understand and analyse a wide range of different texts covering the 19th, 20th and 21st century. This GCSE also provides students with the skills to write clearly, coherently and accurately using a range of vocabulary and sentence structures.

English language covers two equally-balanced papers: Paper One ‘Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing’ and Paper Two ‘Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives’. Both papers consist of two sections: Section A requires students to read a source and answer related questions and Section B requires students to produce a piece of writing inspired by the theme/topic presented in the source. 

Paper One: looks at how fiction writers use narrative and descriptive techniques to engage the interest of readers.

Paper Two: looks at how non-fiction writers use various writing methods to present varying viewpoints and perspectives.

English Language Curriculum 

 

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Homework

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Revision - English Literature

General Subject Information

AQA English Literature GCSE is studied by all pupils. Below, resources are listed to assist pupils with their revision of this course.

Revision resources, revision work booklets and practice questions are also available on the student area of SharePoint in the English Literature folder here: click here

Pupils must log in with their username as their usual computer login followed by @st-georgescofe-thanet.kent.sch.uk (e.g. JSmith123@st-georgescofe-thanet.kent.sch.uk) and their usual password they use to log on to school laptops.

General resources:

PixLit App: Click Here (or free on app store/play store)

To log in to the app: School ID = GE1830 Username = full name, no spaces, all capitals e.g. JOHNSMITH Password = surname followed by first initial, e.g. SMITHJ

Useful YouTube links:

Sparknotes: Click here

BBC Bitesize: Click here

Gojimo app: Click Here (or free on app store/play store)

Revision guides available to purchase from finance: (link to the doc on the website)

Example Exam Questions/Model Answers

Practice Paper 1: Click Here

Practice Paper 2 : Click Here

Paper 1 - Macbeth

This section of the paper has an extract from the text and one question to answer for 30 marks. There are a possible 4 marks awarded on top of this for spelling, punctuation and grammar.
 

Personal Learning Checklist

MacBeth


Revision Materials

Knowledge Organiser

Other Revision Resources:

Online text: http://www.shakespeare-online.com/plays/macbethscenes.html

Online text with modern translation side-by-side: https://www.sparknotes.com/nofear/shakespeare/macbeth/

Mr Bruff’s YouTube videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNNOq1Tx1Ek&list=PLqGFsWf-P-cCMpq89C0yaU5scvuYiIKuL

Paper 1 - Christmas Carol

This section of the paper has an extract from the text and one question to answer for 30 marks.

Personal Learning Checklist

A Christmas Carol

Revision Materials

Knowledge Organiser

Other Revision Resources:

Online copy of the text: http://www.stormfax.com/dickens.htm 

Mr Bruff’s youtube videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e98F6whQUFM&list=PLqGFsWf-P-cBhNFIdX59nQmTodoDmDQsh

Paper 2 - An Inspector Calls

This section of the paper has no extract from the text. There is a choice of two questions, each worth 30 marks. Pupils must choose one to answer.

There are a possible 4 marks awarded on top of this for spelling, punctuation and grammar.

Personal Learning Checklist

An Inspector Calls

Revision Materials

Knowledge Organiser

Other Revision Resources:

Online copy of the text: https://moodle.queenelizabeth.cumbria.sch.uk/pluginfile.php/233177/mod_resource/content/0/An-Inspector-Calls-Full-Text.pdf

Mr Bruff’s YouTube videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M75yUsyNySY&list=PLqGFsWf-P-cDvuiSH8SycEDh1Ugke9tmb

Paper 2 - Power and Conflict Poetry

This section of the paper includes one of the 15 poems reprinted in full. The question requires the pupil to compare this poem to another poem from the 15 which must be remembered. This question is out of 30 marks.

Personal Learning Checklist

Power and Conflict Poetry

Revision Materials

Knowledge Organiser

Other Revision Resources:

https://genius.com/tags/poetry - all poems with annotations available (use the search bar)

Mr Bruff’s YouTube videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9h_csKEwxg&list=PLqGFsWf-P-cAO64lBHZTFwTz2X0DD_Cxk

Paper 2 - Unseen Poetry

This section includes two poems which have not been taught in class. One 24 mark question asks the pupils to analyse the first poem. A second 8 mark question asks pupils to compare the methods in this first unseen poem with the second unseen poem.

Revision Materials

Knowledge Organiser

 

Other Revision Resources

Mr Bruff’s YouTube videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oKY_RRM-Wg

 


 

Revision - English Language

General Information (Useful Infomation for Parents)

AQA English Language GCSE is studied by all pupils. Below, resources are listed to assist pupils with their revision of this course.

Revision resources, revision work booklets and practice questions are also available on the student area of SharePoint in the Language folder here: click here

Pupils must log in with their username as their usual computer login followed by @st-georgescofe-thanet.kent.sch.uk (e.g. JSmith123@st-georgescofe-thanet.kent.sch.uk) and their usual password they use to log on to school laptops.

General resources:

BBC Bitesize: click here

Useful YouTube links:

Language Paper 1 - Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing

Personal Learning Checklist

English Language Personal Learning Checklist

Example Exam Questions/Model Answers

Practice Papers

Knowledge Organiser

Knowledge Organiser Paper 1

Language Paper 1 Methodology Revision

Language Paper 2 - Writers' Viewpoints and Persepctives

Personal Learning Checklist

English Language Personal Learning Checklist


Example Exam Questions/Model Answers

Practice Papers

Knowledge Organiser

Knowledge Organiser Paper 2

Language Paper 2 Section B Exam Hacks

Revision Materials and Sharepoint - Paper 1 and Paper 2

Revision Materials

Independent revision booklet

Pupils must log in with their username as their usual computer login followed by @st-georgescofe-thanet.kent.sch.uk (e.g. JSmith123@st-georgescofe-thanet.kent.sch.uk) and their usual password they use to log on to school laptops

Video Guides: Walking Talking Questions - Paper 1

Video Guides: Walking Talking Questions - Paper 2

 

Mr Bruff - You Tube - Paper 1

Mr Bruff - You Tube - Paper 2

10 for 10 Videos

Paper 1 - Level 3-4

Paper 1 - Level 4-5

Paper 2 - Level 3-4

Paper 2 - Level 4-5

 

Careers

Where can English take you?

English qualifications are useful for many careers, but particularly for working in journalism and publishing, education and training, counselling and social services, marketing sales and advertising, and management. English leads to a wealth of opportunities, whether pursuing employment, further academic or vocational studies. The skills are needed across a range of job roles and everyday life. More information can be found in the links below:

‘English Career Ideas and Case Studies’: Click Here

UCAS -  Click Here