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  • Term 1 & 2: Stone Cold – Robert Swindells
    Assessment: Analysis of an extract from a key chapter. Grade Ladder
    Assessment Objectives
    Reading (AO1-4)
    Writing (A05)
    SPAG (AO6)
    Presenting (AO7)
    Listening and Responding (AO8)
    Speaking and Presenting (A09)
    Examination Aspects
    Short - reading (1-2)
    Reading - fiction (15)
    Writing - fiction (40)
    Reading - non-fiction (15)
    Reading - compare (14)
    Reading - compare (6)
    Writing - non-fiction(40)
    Literature (20)
  • Term 1 & 2: Writer’s craft: Language and structure & creative writing.
    Assessment: 1) Language and Structure analysis of a non-fiction text. 2) Creative Writing assessment based on a picture stimulus. Grade Ladder
    Assessment Objectives
    Reading (AO1-4)
    Writing (A05)
    SPAG (AO6)
    Presenting (AO7)
    Listening and Responding (AO8)
    Speaking and Presenting (A09)
    Examination Aspects
    Short - reading (1-2)
    Reading - fiction (15)
    Writing - fiction (40)
    Reading - non-fiction (15)
    Reading - compare (14)
    Reading - compare (6)
    Writing - non-fiction(40)
    Literature (20)
  • Term 3 & 4: The Tempest – William Shakespeare.
    Assessment: Analytic written response to the whole play.Grade Ladder
    Assessment Objectives
    Reading (AO1-4)
    Writing (A05)
    SPAG (AO6)
    Presenting (AO7)
    Listening and Responding (AO8)
    Speaking and Presenting (A09)
    Examination Aspects
    Short - reading (1-2)
    Reading - fiction (15)
    Writing - fiction (40)
    Reading - non-fiction (15)
    Reading - compare (14)
    Reading - compare (6)
    Writing - non-fiction(40)
    Literature (20)
  • Term 3 & 4: Writer’s craft: Evaluation & transactional writing.
    Assessment: 1) Evaluation of a non-fiction text. 2) Transactional writing.Grade Ladder
    Assessment Objectives
    Reading (AO1-4)
    Writing (A05)
    SPAG (AO6)
    Presenting (AO7)
    Listening and Responding (AO8)
    Speaking and Presenting (A09)
    Examination Aspects
    Short - reading (1-2)
    Reading - fiction (15)
    Writing - fiction (40)
    Reading - non-fiction (15)
    Reading - compare (14)
    Reading - compare (6)
    Writing - non-fiction(40)
    Literature (20)
  • Term 5: Comparison skills & ‘Short Stories’:
    Assessment: Abridged English Language paper 2: Reading and Writing Non-fiction Texts. Grade Ladder
    Assessment Objectives
    Reading (AO1-4)
    Writing (A05)
    SPAG (AO6)
    Presenting (AO7)
    Listening and Responding (AO8)
    Speaking and Presenting (A09)
    Examination Aspects
    Short - reading (1-2)
    Reading - fiction (15)
    Writing - fiction (40)
    Reading - non-fiction (15)
    Reading - compare (14)
    Reading - compare (6)
    Writing - non-fiction(40)
    Literature (20)
  • Term 6: International poetry
    Assessment: Grade Ladder
    Assessment Objectives
    Reading (AO1-4)
    Writing (A05)
    SPAG (AO6)
    Presenting (AO7)
    Listening and Responding (AO8)
    Speaking and Presenting (A09)
    Examination Aspects
    Short - reading (1-2)
    Reading - fiction (15)
    Writing - fiction (40)
    Reading - non-fiction (15)
    Reading - compare (14)
    Reading - compare (6)
    Writing - non-fiction(40)
    Literature (20)

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