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KS4 Curriculum Guide - Year 11 English
Term 1Term 1 & 2: Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde– R.L. Stevenson OR A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens. Anthology Poetry.
Pupils will read a Victorian novel to consolidate their skills in interpreting and analysing not only Victorian literature, but also the crafting of a “classic novel”. As well as exploring the rich language, students will also consider a range of themes such as society, identity, and what it means to be human. By further delving into these novels, students can deepen their understanding of how a work of art is rooted in the time, place and space in which it is created; considering which of the issues explored are still relevant today. Students will also study and revise a range of anthology poetry. These skills are vital for GCSE English literature papers 1 & 2, and are transferable to language content.
Assessment: GCSE English literature paper 2: December / January mocks.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2Term 1 & 2: Writer’s craft: range of English language reading and writing skills.
Students will revise and revisit the full suite of English language skills: comprehension, analysing language and structure, evaluation, comparison, transactional and creative writing, across fiction and non-fiction texts.
Assessment: GCSE English language papers 1 & 2: December / January mocks.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3Term 3 & 4: Literature and language revision for mock exams.    
Pupils will revise and revisit Macbeth and Lord of The Flies, as well as the full suite of English language skills to prepare for their second set of mocks.
Assessment: GCSE English literature paper 2: March mocks. GCSE English language papers 1 & 2: March mocks. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4Term 5: Final revision.    
Pupils will revise and revisit all GCSE content, based on areas for development from their mocks.
Assessment: Final GCSE examinations: GCSE English language papers 1 & 2 GCSE English literature papers 1 & 2 Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5GCSE Exams! The Final Countdown!
Teaching Focus: One week on each section of the paper. Peer assessment and marking around the room.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 

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