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St Paul's School
for Girls

Year 10 Curriculum - English

 

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SUGGESTED RESOURCES

ASSESSMENT

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YEAR 10

HALF TERM 1

AIM: TRANSITION TO GCSE. INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE, ENTHUSING STUDENTS ABOUT ENGLISH.

 

PREPARE FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE PAPER 1 SECTION A (READING)

 

TO ENJOY READING AND ANALYSING A SELECTION OF UNSEEN POETRY AND POETRY FROM THE ANTHOLOGY (1 LESSON PER WEEK)

 

AO1,    AO2,    AO4 (LANGUAGE)

PREPARATION FOR LANGUAGE PAPER

1 SECTION A.

 

 

AO1, AO2 , AO3 (LIT PAPER 2 – NOTE : AO3 DOES NOT APPLY TO UNSEEN POETRY)

 

READ AND RESPOND TO A SELECTION OF SHORT PASSAGES FROM 20TH & 21ST CENTURY PROSE LITERATURE. FOCUS ON UNDERSTANDING THE WRITER’S CRAFT: LANGUAGE STRUCTURES, PRESENTATION OF CHARACTER AND ATMOSPHERE.

EXTRACT FROM PROSE LITERATURE

SPECIMEN PAPERS AND SUITABLE PRACTICE TEXTS

 

 

Class marked: Paper 1 questions 1-4 over the course of the half term

 

 

 

HALF TERM 2

AIM: TO ENRICH STUDENT WRITING.

TO DEVELOP STUDENTS’ ABILITY TO WRITE INDEPENDENTLY IN AN ACCURATE AND SOPHISTICATED STYLE

PREPARE FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE WRITING (SECTION B) PAPER 1 (TO BE COMPLETED BY WEEK ENDING 6/11/18)

 

PREPARE FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE PAPER 2 SECTION A (READING)

 

 

TO ENJOY READING AND ANALYSING A SELECTION OF UNSEEN POETRY AND POETRY FROM THE ANTHOLOGY (1 LESSON PER WEEK)

 

AO5,  AO6 (LANGUAGE)

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PAPER 1-

SECTION B

EXPLORING CREATIVE WRITING

 

 

 

AO1, AO2 , AO3 (LIT PAPER 2 – NOTE : AO3 DOES NOT APPLY TO UNSEEN POETRY)

 

FINDING A VOICE: PLANNING AND PURPOSE

 

GENRE CONVENTIONS AND FEATURES TO ACHIEVE EFFECTS

TEXT AND SENTENCE STRUCTURES

VARIETY OF TECHNIQUES TO CREATE CHARACTERS

USE OF DIALOGUE

CREATING ATMOSPHERE

DESCRIBING PEOPLE AND PLACES

VARIETY OF EXTRACTS FROM LITERARY TEXTS FOR MODELLING AND STIMULUS.

VARIETY OF IMAGES AS STIMULI FOR WRITING.

Class marked: Question 5 P1SB. Teacher choice from PowerPoint.

 

PPE1 class based: PIXL WAVE

 

ESTABLISH THE HABIT OF WRITING AND REDRAFTING EARLY AND THROUGHOUT THE COURSE

 

VARIETY OF LITERATURE BEYOND THE SET TEXT INCLUDING PROSE FICTION FOR WRITING/LANGUAGE MODELLING

HALF TERM 3

 

PREPARE FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE PAPER 2 SECTION A (READING)

 

 

TO ENJOY READING AND ANALYSING A SELECTION OF UNSEEN POETRY AND POETRY FROM THE ANTHOLOGY (1 LESSON PER WEEK)

 

AO1, AO2, AO3 (PAPER 2 SECTION A

READING)

 

 

 

AO1, AO2 , AO3 (LIT PAPER 2 – NOTE : AO3 DOES NOT APPLY TO UNSEEN POETRY)

 

 

A SELECTION OF EXCTRACTS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES : ARTICLES;LETTERS;  NEWSPAPERS;INTERVIEWS;SOCIAL MEDIA  - TRY TO LINK THESE THEMATICALLY WITH EXTRACTS FROM LITERARY TEXTS.

PPE 2 class based: ‘Homelessness’ questions 1/2/3

 

Class marked work: Paper 2 Question 4 ‘Homelessness’

 

Class marked work: Paper 2 question 5 ‘Homelessness’

 

HALF TERM 4

PREPARE FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE PAPER 1 AND PAPER 2

 

 

 

 

AO1, AO2, AO3 (PAPER 2 SECTION A

READING)

 

 

AO5,   AO6 (LANGUAGE)

LANGUAGE PAPER 2 SECTION B

 

 

 

READ AND RESPOND TO A SELECTION OF SHORT PASSAGES FROM 20TH & 21ST CENTURY PROSE

 

A SELECTION OF EXCTRACTS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES: ARTICLES;LETTERS;  NEWSPAPERS;INTERVIEWS;SOCIAL MEDIA  - TRY TO LINK THESE THEMATICALLY WITH EXTRACTS FROM LITERARY TEXTS.

 

PERSUASIVE NON LITERARY WRITING. ACCURATE AND ADVENTUROUS WRITING.

 

A SELECTION OF EXCTRACTS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES: ARTICLES; LETTERS; NEWSPAPERS;INTERVIEWS;SOCIAL MEDIA  - TRY TO LINK THESE THEMATICALLY WITH EXTRACTS FROM LITERARY TEXTS.

 

 

RANGE OF RESOURCES TO MODEL WRITING NON-FICTION – TRAVEL WRITING, SPEECHES, LETTERS

PIXL WAVE –

 

HALF TERM 5

 

CONTINUE TO DEVELOP STUDENTS’ ABILITY TO ANSWER PAPER 1 AND PAPER 2

 

 

REVISION OF PAPERS 1 AND 2 LANGUAGE

 

 

AO1, AO2, AO3 (PAPER 2 SECTION A

READING)

 

AO5,   AO6 (LANGUAGE)

LANGUAGE PAPER 2 SECTION B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RANGE OF SAMPLE EXAMINATION PAPERS (AQA & PIXL)

PPE 3

 

Class marked work: rewrite one question from Paper 1

 

Class marked work: rewrite one question from Paper 2