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Key Stage 3 Overview:

At Key Stage 3, students will develop the skills required for the new GCSEs in English. Each year they study a range of fiction and non-fiction texts, including a modern novel, a play and Shakespeare. A range of non-fiction texts are also studied and students are given the opportunity to develop the writing skills to write for different purposes and audiences.

Year 7

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

All About Me

Cultural Poetry

Advertising

Novel

Shakespeare

Myths and Legends

Year 8

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Dystopia

Romeo and Juliet

War Poetry

Victorian Non-Fiction

Gothic Fiction

Modern Play

Year 9

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Of Mice and Men

Textual Research Project

Exploring the Media

Conflict Poetry

Macbeth

Narrative Writing

Key Stage 4 Overview

At Key Stage 4, all students study for two English qualifications: AQA English Language and AQA English Literature. There is no longer a coursework element to the GCSE and therefore students sit two exams for each qualification at the end of Year 11, in addition to a Speaking and Listening accreditation.

Year 10

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Modern Play and 19th Century Novel

Modern Play and 19th Century Novel

English Language Paper 1 and Paper 2

Conflict Poetry and Macbeth

Conflict Poetry and Macbeth

English Language Paper 1 and Paper 2

Year 11

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Macbeth and English Language Paper 1

Macbeth and Conflict Poetry

19th Century Novel, English Language Paper 2 and Modern Play

19th Century Novel, English Language Paper 2, Modern Play and Conflict Poetry

Revision skills

Revision skills

Key Stage 5 (Sixth Form) Overview:

At Key Stage 5, English Language and English Literature are optional and students following these courses study for A Level qualifications. Students are also given the opportunity to study A Level Media Studies within the faculty.

English Literature Year 12

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

The Great Gatsby and Othello

The Great Gatsby, Othello and Atonement

Atonement and Poetry

Atonement and Poetry

Revision

Revision
 

English Literature Year 13

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Unseen Poetry, Coursework and The Handmaid’s Tale

The Great Gatsby, Poetry Comparison and The Handmaid’s Tale

Othello, The Feminine Gospels and A Streetcar Named Desire

Othello and A Streetcar Named Desire

Revision

Revision

English Language Year 12

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Textual analysis: Paper 1

Language and Gender

Language and Region

Textual Analysis: Paper 1

Language Diversity: Writing

Revision

English Language Year 13

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Coursework: Creative Writing and Investigation

Coursework, Language Change and Child Language Development

Textual Analysis Paper 1 and Child Language Development

Language and Gender, Language and Region, World Englishes and Ethnicity

Revision

Revision

Extra-curricular Opportunities

Day

Activity

Where

Wednesday after school

Year 11 Revision and targeted intervention

English department

Wednesday after school every other week

Film Club (by invitation only)

English department

To be confirmed – one evening a week

Debate Club (after Christmas)

English department

Homework/useful websites/recommended revision texts

An Inspector Calls/Blood Brothers

Macbeth

CGP Revision Guides

Jekyll and Hyde/A Christmas Carol

Regular reading at all Key Stages, of a range of both fiction and non-fiction texts – especially in the school Library where Mrs Economu can recommend suitable texts

Conflict/Relationships poetry cluster (speak to your teacher if you want a printed list of poems)

Head of Department Contact Details:
jevans@ketteringscienceacademy.org