|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||Extreme Experiences|| |
|Close study and analysis of non-fiction extracts centred around the theme of Extreme Experiences. Texts studied include Joe Simpson's 'Touching the Void'.
|Assessment: Language: Part A Non-fiction reading
Part B: Transactional 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||Language Skills|| |
|Analysis of a range of non-fiction texts, studying persuasive writing techniques and then putting those techniques into practise in transactional writing tasks such as speeches and articles.
|Assessment: Reading: Answer a series of questions on two non-fiction texts.
Writing: Transactional Writing||Key Words and Terms|