The King's School Grantham

Isaac Newton's School

    Year 11 GCSE English Curriculum

    The English Language and English Literature courses continue. As the exams are linear and there is no early entry, all the exam topics and skills will be kept rolling.


    All terms

    This is a rolling programme in which the units will be taught simultaneously

    Further details about the topic



    Please see EDUQAS website for precise details and skills

    Study of An Inspector Calls





    Poetry - revision of set poems and development of unseen poetry skills.



    Revision of 19th century novel and practising exam technique


    Revision of Macbeth and honing of exam technique



    Preparation for Language papers






    Completion of spoken language presentations

    Please see relevant pages on the VLE and the board website

    All Literature questions involve close analysis and an ability to comment on the use of stylistic features employed by the writers.



    Students are required to compare and contrast the poets’ handling of themes in the set poems and to compare and contrast unseen poems.



    For all the Literature texts, including poetry, quotations need to be learned.







    Comprehension (20th century fiction, 19th century and 21st century non-fiction.)



    Transactional and creative writing.



    Please see links on Frog VLE as well as the WJEC website

    The teachers will rotate study of these various components of the course.

    Summer terms will be devoted to revision


    Autumn Term


    Common Assessment

    CAT 1

    Language Component 2

    Mock exam

    CAT 2

    Literature Component 1 will be run before mock exam week and the remaining exams (Language Component 1 and Literature Component 2) during exam week.

    Mock exam

    Summer Term



    CAT 3

    Language and Literature 

    Written test

    Main Resources:




    Text books

    An Inspector Calls J B Priestley


    Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde R L Stevenson OR

    The War of the Worlds H G Wells


    EDUQAS Poetry Anthology


    Macbeth William Shakespeare


    A variety of unseen poetry


    Recommended reading

    See the KS4 reading list

    We recommend CGP Guides


    Recommended websites