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Head of Department: Mrs K Appleby

English Teacher: Mr D Stockdale (Assistant Headteacher)
English Teacher: Miss R Haydock
English Teacher: Mrs L Gibson-Tipping
English Teacher: Miss Z McFetridge
English Teacher: Mr E Colwell
English Teacher: Miss A Denny
English Teacher: Miss K Illingworth

Teacher Assistant: Mrs J Williams

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HALF TERM 1

English Language: 20th Century Fiction Reading (Abomination by Robert Swindells); Creative Prose Writing through reading fiction; Students will be able to do the following: select and retrieve relevant information from a range of extracts; analyse writer's use of language, structure and form to inform their own writing; evaluate a writer's methodology and transfer this to their own writing.

HALF TERM 2

English Literature: 19th Century Novel Reading (The Time Machine by H. G. Wells); English Language Speaking and Listening Presentation based on 19th Century Era. Students will be able to do the following: provide a personal response to show understanding of key events in a novel; analyse writer's use of language, structure and form using relevant key terminology; comment on the impact of the 19th century social context; present a well-planned presentation to a small audience using a clear structure and Standard English; respond to questions in details.

HALF TERM 3

English Language: 19th and 21st Century Non-Fiction Texts (Selected Texts - World Literatures); Transactional/Persuasive Writing through reading non-fiction; Students will be able to do the following: select and retrieve relevant information from a range of extracts; analyse writer's use of language, structure and form to inform their own writing; compare information and writer's methods across two texts; synthesize information from two texts; evaluate a writer's methodology and transfer this to their own writing; use an appropriate format for article writing and use a range of ambitious vocabulary and punctuation in an article.

HALF TERM 4

English Literature: Poetry Anthology (Conflict Cluster in WJEC Anthology); English Language Speaking and Listening Presentation based on poems studied Students will be able to do the following: provide a personal response to show understanding of key messages in poems; analyse writer's use of language, structure and form using relevant key terminology; comment on the impact of the context of the poem; present a well-planned presentation to a small audience using a clear structure and Standard English; respond to questions in details.

HALF TERM 5

English Literature: Post-1914 Drama (An Inspector Calls); English Language: Transactional/Persuasive Writing through reading fiction Students will be able to do the following: provide a personal response to show understanding of key events in a novel; analyse writer's use of language, structure and form using relevant key terminology; comment on the impact of the social context of the play; use the correct format for formal letter writing; demonstrate a clear understanding of the purpose of the letter and use a range of ambitious vocabulary and punctuation in the letter.

HALF TERM 6

English Literature: Shakespeare (A Midsummer Night's Dream); English Language Speaking and Listening Presentation based on themes of play; Students will be able to do the following: provide a personal response to show understanding of key messages in poems; analyse writer's use of language, structure and form using relevant key terminology; comment on the impact of the context of the Elizabethan Era; present a well-planned presentation to a small audience using a clear structure and Standard English; respond to questions in details.

HALF TERM 1

English Language: 20th Century Fiction Reading (Abomination by Robert Swindells); Creative Prose Writing through reading fiction; Students will be able to do the following: select and retrieve relevant information from a range of extracts; analyse writer's use of language, structure and form to inform their own writing; evaluate a writer's methodology and transfer this to their own writing.

HALF TERM 2

English Literature: 19th Century Novel Reading (The Time Machine by H. G. Wells); English Language Speaking and Listening Presentation based on 19th Century Era Students will be able to do the following: provide a personal response to show understanding of key events in a novel; analyse writer's use of language, structure and form using relevant key terminology; comment on the impact of the 19th century social context; present a well-planned presentation to a small audience using a clear structure and Standard English; respond to questions in details.

HALF TERM 3

English Language: 19th and 21st Century Non-Fiction Texts (Selected Texts - World Literatures); Transactional/Persuasive Writing through reading non-fiction; Students will be able to do the following: select and retrieve relevant information from a range of extracts; analyse writer's use of language, structure and form to inform their own writing; compare information and writer's methods across two texts; synthesize information from two texts; evaluate a writer's methodology and transfer this to their own writing; use an appropriate format for article writing and use a range of ambitious vocabulary and punctuation in an article.

HALF TERM 4

English Literature: Poetry Anthology (Conflict Cluster in WJEC Anthology); English Language Speaking and Listening Presentation based on poems studied Students will be able to do the following: provide a personal response to show understanding of key messages in poems; analyse writer's use of language, structure and form using relevant key terminology; comment on the impact of the context of the poem; present a well-planned presentation to a small audience using a clear structure and Standard English; respond to questions in details.

HALF TERM 5

English Literature: Post-1914 Drama (An Inspector Calls); English Language: Transactional/Persuasive Writing through reading fiction Students will be able to do the following: provide a personal response to show understanding of key events in a novel; analyse writer's use of language, structure and form using relevant key terminology; comment on the impact of the social context of the play; use the correct format for formal letter writing; demonstrate a clear understanding of the purpose of the letter and use a range of ambitious vocabulary and punctuation in the letter.

HALF TERM 6

English Literature: Shakespeare (A Midsummer Night's Dream); English Language Speaking and Listening Presentation based on themes of play; Students will be able to do the following: provide a personal response to show understanding of key events in the play; analyse writer's use of language, structure and form using relevant key terminology; comment on the impact of the context of the Elizabethan Era; present a well-planned presentation to a small audience using a clear structure and Standard English; respond to questions in details.

HALF TERM 1

English Literature: Shakespeare (Romeo and Juliet); English Language Transactional/Persuasive Writing (Articles) Students will be able to do the following: provide a personal response to show understanding of key events in the play; analyse writer's use of language, structure and form using relevant key terminology; comment on the impact of the context of the Elizabethan Era; use an appropriate format for article writing and use a range of ambitious vocabulary and punctuation in an article.

HALF TERM 2

English Literature: 19th Century Novel Reading (The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde by Robert L. Stevenson); English Language Transactional/Persuasive writing tasks using the text for inspiration (Review writing and Emailing) Students will be able to do the following: provide a personal response to show understanding of key events in a novel; analyse writer's use of language, structure and form using relevant key terminology; comment on the impact of the 19th century social context; use an appropriate format for review/email writing and use a range of ambitious vocabulary and punctuation in an article.

HALF TERM 3

HALF TERM 4

English Literature: Poetry Anthology (Relationships cluster in Edexcel Anthology) Students will be able to do the following: provide a personal response to show understanding of key messages in poems; analyse writer's use of language, structure and form using relevant key terminology; comment on the impact of the context of the poem; compare two poems

HALF TERM 5

English Literature Revision Skills: students will revisit key texts studied previously and begin to devise revision aids for end of year testing.

HALF TERM 6

Transition Programme from Yr9 to Yr10 - main focus is English Language Speaking and Listening; students will be able to research, plan and prepare a speech to present to a small audience; focus of topic will be based on a previously studied text; in addition, students will complete creative writing for English Language and will be able to carefully create a cohesive plot with relatable characters and use a wide range of ambitious vocabulary, sentence structures and punctuation.

HALF TERM 1

English Literature: Shakespeare (Romeo and Juliet); English Language Transactional/Persuasive Writing (Articles) Students will be able to do the following: provide a personal response to show understanding of key events in the play; analyse writer's use of language, structure and form using relevant key terminology; comment on the impact of the context of the Elizabethan Era; use an appropriate format for article writing and use a range of ambitious vocabulary and punctuation in an article.

HALF TERM 2

English Literature: 19th Century Novel Reading (The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde by Robert L. Stevenson); English Language Transactional/Persuasive writing tasks using the text for inspiration (Review writing and Emailing) Students will be able to do the following: provide a personal response to show understanding of key events in a novel; analyse writer's use of language, structure and form using relevant key terminology; comment on the impact of the 19th century social context; use an appropriate format for review/email writing and use a range of ambitious vocabulary and punctuation in an article.

HALF TERM 3

English Literature: Post-1914 Drama (Blood Brothers); English Language: Transactional/Persuasive Writing (Report/Speech)through reading fiction Students will be able to do the following: provide a personal response to show understanding of key events in a novel; analyse writer's use of language, structure and form using relevant key terminology; comment on the impact of the social context of the play; use the correct format for formal letter writing; demonstrate a clear understanding of the purpose of the letter and use a range of ambitious vocabulary and punctuation in their writing.

HALF TERM 4

English Literature: Poetry Anthology (Relationships cluster in Edexcel Anthology) Students will be able to do the following: provide a personal response to show understanding of key messages in poems; analyse writer's use of language, structure and form using relevant key terminology; comment on the impact of the context of the poem; compare two poems.

HALF TERM 5

English Literature Revision Skills: students will revisit key texts studied previously and begin to devise revision aids for end of year testing.

HALF TERM 6

Transition Programme from Yr9 to Yr10 - main focus is English Language Speaking and Listening; students will be able to research, plan and prepare a speech to present to a small audience; focus of topic will be based on a previously studied text; in addition, students will complete creative writing for English Language and will be able to carefully create a cohesive plot with relatable characters and use a wide range of ambitious vocabulary, sentence structures and punctuation.

HALF TERM 1

English Language - 20th Century Fiction Reading and Creative Prose Writing (Crime and Punishment theme); students will cover extracts from the following: Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Haddon, The Hound of the Baskervilles by Conan Doyle; Lamb to the Slaughter by Dahl; students will be able to: select and retrieve relevant information from a range of extracts; analyse writer's use of language, structure and form to inform their own writing; evaluate a writer's methodology and transfer this to their own writing; develop plot and characterisation in a short story; use a wide range of ambitious vocabulary, sentence structures and punctuation accurately.

HALF TERM 2

English Language - 19th and 21st Century Non-fiction Reading and Transactional/Persuasive Writing (Monsters theme); students will cover texts from the following: Bin Laden, Hitler, Manchester Arena bombing, natural disasters, etc. Students will be able to: select and retrieve relevant information from a range of extracts; analyse writer's use of language, structure and form to inform their own writing; compare ideas and writers' methodology across two texts; synthesize information from two texts'; evaluate a writer's methodology and transfer this to their own writing; show a clear and consistent understanding of the purpose of their writing; show a clear understanding of audience when writing and use a wide range of ambitious vocabulary, sentence structures and punctuation accurately.

HALF TERM 3

English Language - 20th Century Fiction Reading and Creative Prose Writing (Fantasy theme); students will cover extracts from the following: The Lord of the Rings by Tolkien; Game of Thrones by Martin; Harry Potter by Rowling, etc. students will be able to: select and retrieve relevant information from a range of extracts; analyse writer's use of language, structure and form to inform their own writing; evaluate a writer's methodology and transfer this to their own writing; develop plot and characterisation in a short story; use a wide range of ambitious vocabulary, sentence structures and punctuation accurately.

HALF TERM 4

English Language - 19th and 21st Century Non-fiction Reading and Transactional/Persuasive Writing (Hauntings & Horror theme); students will cover texts from the following: The Perron Family (The Conjuring), The Haunting of Hill House TV Show, The Haunted Cab (Victorian text). Students will be able to: select and retrieve relevant information from a range of extracts; analyse writer's use of language, structure and form to inform their own writing; compare ideas and writers' methodology across two texts; synthesize information from two texts'; evaluate a writer's methodology and transfer this to their own writing; show a clear and consistent understanding of the purpose of their writing; show a clear understanding of audience when writing and use a wide range of ambitious vocabulary, sentence structures and punctuation accurately.

HALF TERM 5

English Language - Combination of 20th Century Fiction and 19th and 21st Century Non-fiction Reading (Disasters theme); students will cover texts from the following: War of the Worlds by Wells, Titanic, Tsunami in SE Asia, etc. Students will be able to: select and retrieve relevant information from a range of extracts; analyse writer's use of language, structure and form to inform their own writing; compare ideas and writers' methodology across two texts; synthesize information from two texts'; evaluate a writer's methodology and transfer this to their own writing;

HALF TERM 6

Revision ahead of exams.