Traditional Values, 21st Century Learning

English

Head of Department: Mrs T Riley
Email: triley@olsj.blackburn.sch.uk

 

Our Lady and St John

Autumn 1:

Horror writing- writing assessment

Autumn 2:

‘Frankenstein’ reading assessment

Spring 1:

‘Romeo and Juliet’-reading assessment

Spring 2:

Introduction to poetry- writing assessment

Summer 1:

Creative reading-writing assessment

Summer 2:

Novel study- reading assessment

 

Autumn 1:

Descriptive writing- writing assessment based on an image

Autumn 2:

‘Alice in Wonderland’- reading assessment

Spring 1:

‘The Tempest’- reading assessment

Spring 2:

Studying non-fiction texts- speeches- writing assessment

Summer 1:

Comparing texts- reading assessment

Summer 2:

Media and Language exam preparation- reading assessment

Autumn 1:

AQA Power and Conflict Poetry Cluster – skills development

Narrative writing/ Creative reading paper 1

Autumn 2:

AQA Power and Conflict Poetry Cluster – Paper 2 Section B exam practice

Descriptive writing/ Creative reading paper 1

Spring 1:

AQA Power and Conflict Poetry Cluster/Unseen Poetry – skills development

Writing to argue/ Writing with a viewpoint reading questions

Spring 2:

AQA Power and Conflict Poetry Cluster/Unseen Poetry – Paper 2 Section C exam practice

Writing to persuade/ Language and effect

Summer 1:

Study of Shakespearean Drama - Macbeth

Summer 2:

Study of Shakespearean Drama – Macbeth – Reading exam practice

Preparation for speaking presentation

Autumn 1:

Writing with a viewpoint reading and writing

Autumn 2:

Creative reading/ descriptive writing/ preparation for speaking presentation

Spring 1:

Narrative writing/ Language and effect

Spring 2:

Intensive exam practice for both English Language papers

Summer 1:

Modern Drama – An Inspector Calls/A Taste of Honey/Blood Brothers

Summer 2:

Modern Drama text continued study – Reading exam practice

Autumn 1:

Nineteenth Century Novel ‘The Sign of the four’ or ‘A Christmas Carol’

Autumn 2:

Nineteenth Century Novel continued study – Reading exam practice (extract based)

Spring 1:

Revisit taught poems from the AQA Anthology Power and Conflict Cluster

Spring 2:

Revisit ‘Macbeth’ – PPE

Summer 1:

Revisit Modern Drama text – An Inspector Calls/A Taste of Honey/Blood Brothers

Autumn 1:

Creative reading/ narrative writing

Autumn 2:

Writing with a viewpoint reading questions/ writing to argue

Spring 1:

descriptive writing/ language and effect

Spring 2:

writing to persuade/language and effect

Summer 1:

Intensive exam practice for Paper 1 and 2 Language

KS3- a reading or writing assessment is completed every half term.

An end of year exam is completed that mirrors the KS4 style

KS4 Year 9 a reading or writing assessment is completed every half term.

Year 10 GCSE AQA Language examination to be taken May 2017

Assessment every half term in reading or writing

PPE November/ March Paper 1 and 2 Language

Year 11 GCSE AQA

Literature and Language assessment each half term.

PPE November Paper 1 and 2 Language/ Drama and Poetry Literature

PPE March Paper 1 and 2 Language/ Paper 1 and 2 Literature- Macbeth, 19th Century novel/ Drama/ prepared and unseen poetry

KS3- pupils have spellings to learn each week for a test. These should be practised at home.

Pupils will be issued homework weekly that links to the topic they are completing at the time. It may be research, reading or writing based.

Pupils can access teaching resources through Doddle and teachers may set tests on here as well.

Pupils are encouraged to read at home to improve vocabulary and consolidate key skills.

How parents can help:

KS3- support homework, research and reading at home.

KS4 Students will be issued homework weekly that links to the topic they are completing at the time. It may be research, reading or writing based.

Revision classes after school on Mondays to revise specific texts or boost Language skills

Pupils can access teaching resources through Doddle and teachers may set tests on here as well.

BBC Bitesize GCSE AQA Language and Literature texts

Students will have access to revision guides on Language and set texts

Class teachers may also email revision notes and powerpoints used in lessons to students’ school email address

Guide students in the use of revision materials/ wider reading

Encourage students to attend revision classes