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Mr. Mineur

Team Leader

  Miss. Jones   Mr. King    Mr Birkett

 

Key Stage 3

Learning Aims (Detailed assessment framework)

  • Summarising / Comprehension
  • Comparison of information
  • Subject terminology
  • Explaining effects
  • Structure
  • Evaluation of writing
  
  • Comparison of how ideas are conveyed
  • Context (literature only)
  • Spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Structure of writing
  • Form - Organisation of writing
  • Language techniques

 

Key Stage 4

Examination Board : AQA Logo

 

Assessment Requirements:
All pupils study GCSE English Language and Literature leading to two GCSEs.
The assessments for English Language and English Literature are examinations at the end of the course. There is a separate grade given for Speaking and Listening. This is marked on in-class assessments.

English Literature will require you to study and write exams on a range of texts (currently these are the play An Inspector Calls, Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, and the novel of Frankenstein) as well as a collection of poetry from both past and present.
English Language focuses mostly on non-fiction reading, which means we will be studying a range of texts from magazine articles through to autobiographies. In English Language you are also assessed on your own writing and you will have to master a wide range of forms and styles (e.g. letters, stories, descriptions, speeches etc...).

 

Course Outline:
The start of the course will be spent introducing most of the texts and text-types we will be studying. Pupils will study An Inspector Calls and Much Ado About Nothing in depth whilst developing their ability to respond to these plays critically and in depth. We will also look at a huge range of non-fiction texts in order to develop pupil’s own writing in a range of forms.

Then pupils will add the study of a Classic Novel to the experience and through this and poetry we will further develop our essay writing skills. Year 11 will develop the experiences of Year 10 and start to put these into the context of examinations, so we will develop their ability to respond to any text quickly and critically. The texts from Year 10 will be revised along with the continual development their own writing skills.

 

Expectations:
Home learning will be set every week. This may incorporate a range of reading and/or writing tasks, research study or preparation for controlled assessment. It is desirable for pupils to have a dictionary and they will need a highlighter and marker pens in addition to their normal equipment.

 

Career Opportunities:
All forms of media and communications including; Law - Solicitor, Barrister, Teacher, Publisher, Writer/Author, Editor, Researcher. Virtually all employees, colleges and universities take great interest in English GCSE grades.

 

Extra-curricular activities relevant to this subject:
Sarum Academy offers Booster sessions as part of the Enrichment programme. These will be on a rolling schedule looking at different texts and different skills each term.