|Term 1||Poetry and Performance|| |
|Detailed analysis of poetry with a focus on poetic language and techniques. Students get to engage with a range of different genres and write their own poems. The term culminates with a class poetry performance. |
|Assessment: Two assessments; written reflection and comprehension. ||Key Words and Terms|
|Term 2||The Outsiders|| |
|A study of S.E. Hinton's landmark text. Students explore 1950s America in this classic rites of passage story, following the development of a group of characters from the wrong side of the tracks. Stay gold!|
|Assessment: Character analysis and reflective writing.
Non-fiction texts: teenagers.||Key Words and Terms|
|Term 3||20th Century Fiction and creative writing|| |
|Close study and analysis of extracts and short stories, looking at themes, characters, relationships and
context as well as how narrator’s perspective can influence readers. Creative writing inspired by the novel.
|Assessment: Language: Part A: Reading
Part B: Creative writing||Key Words and Terms|
|Term 4||A Midsummer Night’s Dream|| |
|Pre 20th century drama; whole text. Close examination of the play,
looking at character, themes, Shakespeare’s language, style and comedy.|
|Assessment: Analysis of Literature: character and motivation. ||Key Words and Terms|
|Term 5||Language Skills|| |
|Reading a range of non-fiction texts to familiarise students with
techniques used. Students practise persuasive writing skills.
|Assessment: Reading assessment and transactional writing. ||Key Words and Terms|
|Term 6||Whodunnit? Murder Mystery! || |
|Varied and dynamic lessons based around the idea of a whodunnit and a murder mystery project.Language skills practised through analysis of non-fiction texts including a comparative elements.
Transactional writing including speeches and reports.
|Assessment: Term 6 Exam - holistic assessment of progress over the course of the year. ||Key Words and Terms|