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Year 9 English Curriculum

Key topics to be taught this year:

Autumn Term

What you will be doing might include some of the following … These are only a few examples of a rich and diverse curriculum.

 

Skills

1

Catapulting forward a thousand years: your vision of the future

Writers’ visions of the future stimulate your own ideas for a place in which a story unfolds.

Various reading and writing skills will be addressed.

2

Fun with Puns, Clichés  & Metaphors

 

 

Spring Term

 

 

 

1

Writing a sonnet

 

 

2

Story-telling/Lord of the Flies leadership contest

 

 

Summer Term

 

 

 

1

A whole Shakespeare play

 

 

2

A whole Shakespeare play

 

 

Assessments:

 

Topic

Common Assessment

CAT 1

Short writing task on an agreed topical issue to reassess after six week holiday!

Written assessment

CAT 2

GCSE style Shakespeare exam based on whichever play has been studied. This will be planned in class.

GCSE style poetry comparison based on Ode to Autumn by John Keats and Death of a Naturalist by Seamus Heaney.

Two exams to prepare year 9 for the closed book exams they will experience at GCSE. These examine Literature texts but the analytical skills are also relevant to GCSE Language.

Main Resources:

Resource

Details 

Term 

Readers – you will study three books which might include some of the following.

 

We do not use textbooks as we think that they date too quickly. We prefer to generate our own resources to suit the needs of our classes.

Lord of the Flies William Golding

I’m the King of the Castle Susan Hill

To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee

The Pearl John Steinbeck

A selection of poetry

Unman, Wittering and Zigo  Giles Cooper

The Tempest or Twelfth Night Shakespeare

All

 

Recommended reading

See school website

 

All

Recommended websites

AQA

 

All

 

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