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English

Subject: English
Contact: Miss S Kelly & Mrs L Phillips 

Overview - Literature

At Key Stage 5, we currently follow the AQA English Literature syllabus (AQA Specification B, 7717). The course gives students exciting opportunities to study a range of genres and texts in contexts, and in addition complete an independent study in Year 13. Students have seven lessons a fortnight and are co-taught by two teachers who share responsibility preparing students for their coursework and examinations over the two year course.

Curriculum content

Year

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer term

12

Focus: Paper 2
Title: All My Sons

Title: The Handmaid’s Tale

 

Focus: Paper 2
Title: Feminine Gospels + Unseen prose

Title: The Handmaid’s Tale

Title: Coursework

Title: AQA Anthology (Love Through the Ages, pre-1900)

13

Focus: Paper 2
Title: All My Sons

Title: The Handmaid’s Tale

Revision

Revision

Exam Board and course

AQA English Literature syllabus (AQA Specification B, 7717)

Overview – Language

At Key Stage 5, we currently follow the AQA English Language syllabus (AQA Specification B, 7717). The course gives students the opportunities to study language, the individual and society; language diversity and change and language in action.  Students have six lessons a fortnight and are co-taught by two teachers who share responsibility preparing students for their coursework and examinations over the two year course.

Curriculum content

Year

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

13

Revision of Paper 1 Section A Meanings and Representations with grammar as focus

Child language acquisition weekly lesson

Revision of Paper 2 Section A Language Variation and Section B Language Discourses

Coursework 1 : Original writing

Coursework 2:

Investigation

Child language Acquisition

Question 4 Paper 2 focus: opinion article focus

 

Revision of Child language: Speaking, Writing and Reading  (Paper 1, Section B)

Revision

Enrichment opportunities:

Extending wider reading: Thursday 3:15-4pm

Useful websites to support learning

BBC Bitesize website
The Litcharts Library website
The British Library website