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GCSE English Curriculum Years 10 & 11

Specification

Eduqas - The specification and assessment structure can be found at the link: 

https://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/english-language-gcse/#tab_overview

https://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/english-literature-gcse/#tab_overview

What will I study?

  • Modern drama.
  • A nineteenth century novel.
  • A selection of poems.
  • Shakespeare.

What skills/qualities are required?

  • Ability to respond to texts critically and to convey response using textual evidence.
  • Ability to explore language, structure, form, meaning and alternative interpretations.
  • Ability to compare texts.
  • Ability to relate texts to social, historical and cultural contexts and literary traditions.

How will I learn?

Through reading and discussion and through conveying understanding of texts by written work. Homework and independent study are also important to foster good habits for A level.

How will I be assessed?

Through examination. These will all be closed book.

Where could it lead?

Literature work helps understanding of a wide range of cultural activities. Specific career areas related to English Literature include: media, journalism, librarianship, teaching, theatre.  English Literature is a “gold standard” qualification, highly respected by universities and employers.

 

Year 10

  Topic Further details about the topic
Autumn Term
1

English Literature Paper 2: An Inspector Calls by J. B. Priestley

 

English Language Paper 1: Prose Writing

English Literature Paper 2: Students will analyse aspects of plot, characterisation, events and key themes in An Inspector Calls. They will also analyse how Priestley uses language, form and structure to create meanings and effects.

English Language Paper 1: Students will learn how to produce clear and coherent prose texts. They will also work on how to write for impact.

2

English Language Paper 1: 20th Century Literature Reading

English Literature Paper 2: Jekyll & Hyde by R. L. Stevenson

English Language Paper 1: Students will work on critical reading and comprehension skills to analyse a range of literature from the 20th Century.

English Literature Paper 2: Students will analyse aspects of plot, contexts, characterisation, events and key themes in Jekyll & Hyde. They will also analyse how Stevenson uses language, form and structure to create meanings and effects.

Spring Term

1

English Literature Paper 2: Jekyll & Hyde by R. L. Stevenson

English Language Paper 2: Transactional/Persuasive Writing

English Literature Paper 2: Students will analyse aspects of plot, contexts, characterisation, events and key themes in Jekyll & Hyde. They will also analyse how Stevenson uses language, form and structure to create meanings and effects.

English Language Paper 2: Students will learn how to produce clear and coherent non-fiction texts. They will also work on how to write for different audiences and purposes.
2

English Language Paper 1: 19th and 21st Century Non-Fiction Reading

English Literature Paper 2: Unseen Poetry

English Language Paper 2: Students will work on critical reading and comprehension skills to analyse a range of literature from the 19th and 21st Centuries.

English Literature Paper 2: Students will learn how to analyse and compare unseen poems.
Summer Term
1 English Literature Paper 1: Macbeth by William Shakespeare English Literature Paper 1: Students will analyse aspects of plot, contexts, characterisation, events and key themes in Macbeth. They will also analyse how Stevenson uses language, form and structure to create meanings and effects.
2 English Language: Speaking and Listening English Language (NEA): Students will deliver a presentation, including responses to questions and feedback

Year 11

  Topic Further details about the topic
Autumn Term
1

English Literature Paper 1: Eduqas Poetry Anthology

English Language Paper 2: Revision

English Literature Paper 1: Students will analyse and compare a range of different poems.

English Language Paper 2: Students will revise the subject content for English Language Paper 2.

2

English Literature Paper 1: Macbeth Revision

English Language Paper 1: Revision

English Literature Paper 1: Students will revise Macbeth by William Shakespeare.

English Language Paper 1: Students will revise the subject content for English Language Paper 1.

Spring Term
1 Revision Revision of subject content for GCSE English Language and Literature.
2

Revision

Revision of subject content for GCSE English Language and Literature.
Summer Term
1 Exam preparation for exam theme Prepare for exam

Assessments

Resources Topic Type of assessment
CAT 1

English Literature Paper 2: An Inspector Calls by J. B. Priestley

English Language Paper 1: Prose Writing

Literature: One source-based question on An Inspector Calls.

Language: One creative writing task
CAT 2

English Literature Paper 2: Jekyll & Hyde by R. L. Stevenson

English Language Paper 2: Transactional/Persuasive Writing

Literature: One source-based question on Jekyll & Hyde.

Language: Two transactional/persuasive writing tasks
CAT 3

English Literature Paper 2: An Inspector Calls by J. B. Priestley, Jekyll and Hyde by R. L. Stevenson and Unseen Poetry

English Language Paper 1: 20th Century Literature Reading and Creative Prose Writing

Literature: Source-based questions on An Inspector Calls and Jekyll & Hyde. Two questions on analysing and comparing unseen poetry.

Language: A range of structured questions on one prose extract. One creative writing task.
CAT 4

English Literature Paper 1: Macbeth by William Shakespeare

English Language Paper 2: 19th and 21st Century Non-Fiction Reading and Transactional/Persuasive Writing

Literature: One extract question and one essay question on Macbeth.

Language: A range of structured questions on two extracts of high-quality non-fiction writing. Two compulsory transactional/persuasive writing tasks.
CAT 5

English Literature Paper 1: Macbeth by William Shakespeare and Eduqas Poetry

English Language Paper 1: 20th Century Literature Reading and Creative Prose Writing

Literature: One extract question and one essay question on Macbeth. Two questions on analysing and comparing seen poetry.

Language: A range of structured questions on one prose extract. One creative writing task.

CAT 6 English Literature Paper 2: An Inspector Calls by J. B. Priestley, Jekyll and Hyde by R. L. Stevenson and Unseen Poetry

Literature: Source-based questions on An Inspector Calls and Jekyll & Hyde. Two questions on analysing and comparing unseen poetry.

Main Resources

Resource Details Term
Text books

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde R L Stevenson

The War of the Worlds H G wells

An Inspector Calls J B Priestley

EDUQAS Poetry Anthology

Macbeth William Shakespeare

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Recommended websites

 

 

http://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/english-language/gcse/wjec-eduqas-gcse-english-lang-spec.pdf?language_id=1

http://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/english-literature/gcse/eduqas-gcse-english-literature-spec-from-2015.pdf?language_id=1

 

 

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Equipment Pens, pencils, Ruler, calculator, USB memory stick All

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