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ENGLISH LEARNING OVERVIEW
|AUTUMN TERM 1
6th September-22nd October
|AUTUMN TERM 2
1st November-17th December
Poetry From Other Cultures
Students study the themes and techniques in 4 poems from other cultures (Two Scavengers In A Truck, Night of the Scorpion, What Were They Like?) over 2 weeks. They use hot seating and drama to explore the poets’ ideas and their own responses.
Students revise (for two weeks) the features of writing for a range of audiences and purposes.
Students revise their reading skills, looking at : following an argument, evaluating fact and opinion, presentation and language. 2 weeks.
Weeks 1 & 2: English GCSE Exams
|SPRING TERM 1
5th January-18th February
|SPRING TERM 2
28th February-8th April
View From The Bridge
We pick up the literature GCSE course again with Arthur Miller’s dramatic play about immigrants in New York in the 1950’s. Students examine how Miller’s tension is created through exciting drama activities such as a Jerry Springer chat show to explore the underlying issues.
Students return to what is often their favourite text of the course in order to compile their own revision material, including blogs and pod casts.
Four new key poems are introduced. Students complete close analysis of
these in preparation for their exam. Students compare how themes and
techniques are explored by the poets and work out interesting
connections between the writers as well as developing their own
understanding of their literary heritage.
|SUMMER TERM 1
25th April-27th May
|SUMMER TERM 2
6th June-22nd July
GCSE English Literature Revision
The focus for this term is preparing for the GCSE exams at the beginning of June. All lessons will cover exam techniques and practise questions. There will be revision of all of the texts studied and grade booster sessions about how to improve marks.
|GCSE English Literature Exam|