The King's School Grantham

Isaac Newton's School

    Year 13 A Level English Language and Literature

    Key topics to be taught this year:

    Autumn Term

    Topic

    Further details about the topic

    Skills

    1

    Comparative text study for coursework.

     

    Study of narrative structure for writing as a reader exam.

    Continued drafting of agreed title for coursework.

     

    Experimenting with narrative text organisation and style. Analysing own style for commentary writing.

     

    Genre conventions of a variety of texts types.

     

    Highly specialised and complex writing skills.

     

    Analytical commentary writing and associated terminology.

    2

    Coursework will begin and be completed.

     

    Othello - William Shakespeare

    Continued drafting of agreed title for coursework.

     

    Understanding of the ways in which the playwright presents a theme, idea, character or other aspect of the drama.

    Highly specialised and complex writing skills.

     

    Analytical skills when analysing Shakespearean drama.

    Spring Term

     

     

     

    1

    Othello – William  Shakespeare

     

     

    Paper 1 Anthology of texts

     

     

     

     

    The play will be studied in close detail as this is a closed book exam.

     

    Preparation for paper 1. Analyse a range of unseen texts.

    Analytical skills when analysing Shakespearean drama.

     

     

    Compare and contrast the anthology texts with a range of unseen non-fiction examples.

    2

    Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe

     

     

     

     

     

    Continue to revise the anthology texts

     

     

     

    Songs of Innocence and Experience – William Blake

    Learners will be required to answer one generic question, from a choice of two, on an aspect of narrative (such as narrative voice, the handling of time, moments of crisis).

     

     

     

     

     

    Learners answer one question on a poem from the collection and compare it with their choice of one or two other poems from their collection.

    Re-reading the text focussing on narrative techniques.

     

     

     

     

    Re-reading the texts focussing on linguistic techniques.

     

     

    Re-visiting the poems, analysing pattern making and breaking.

     

     

     

     

    Summer Term

     

     

     

    1

    Practice papers: Othello, Things Fall Apart, Blake and narrative writing.

     

    Practice papers: Paper 1 the anthology, unseen text comparison

     

    Exam technique will be refined

     

    Exam technique will be refined

    2

    N/A

    N/A

    N/A

    Assessments:

    Autumn Term

    Topic

    Type of Assessment

    CAT 1

    Practice writing as reader task and commentary

     

    Coursework drafts for both the comparative essay and original non-fiction writing

    Written test

     

     

    Written drafts

    CAT 2

    Othello factual revision test on the areas of the play covered to date.

     

    Coursework drafts for both the comparative essay and original non-fiction writing

    Written test

     

     

    Written drafts

    Spring Term

     

     

    CAT 3

    Othello exam task

    Writing as a reader.

     

    Paper 1 exam – anthology and unseen text

    Mock Exam

     

     

    Mock exam

    Summer Term

     

     

    CAT 4

    N/A

    N/A

    Main Resources:

    Resource

    Details

    Term

    Text books

    Copy of Othello – Heinemann Advanced Shakespeare edition

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    Recommended websites

    OCR website

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