| Unit || Content and assessment |
| Descriptive Writing ||Aim: to build on SPAG skills learnt at KS2 and develop vocabulary and detailed description. |
Assessment: You are going to enter a creative writing competition. Your entry will be judged by a panel of people of your own age. Write a description suggested by this picture.
| Contemporary novel |
My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher
|Aim: to develop selection and retrieval skills, language analysis and begin developing evaluation skills. |
January assessment: Language paper 1 (retrieval and language analysis) and descriptive/narrative writing
| Poetry ||Aim: An introduction to the study of poetry. Students will study a short anthology of no more than 6 poems, in order to develop their language analysis skills, and understanding of how structure and form shape meaning. |
Assessment: analysis of language and structure of a single studied poem.
| Crime and Mystery ||Aim: The Crime and Mystery themed unit will introduce students to a range of Literature extracts from 19th century novels to modern texts.|
| Stories of Survival ||Assessment: Write the opening to a short story. |
Aim: Develop the skills needed for language paper 2. Build on language analysis.
June assessment: Language Paper 2 Section A and B (Non fiction reading and writing)
| GCSE Spoken Language/Introduction to Shakespeare ||Aim: Students are introduced to a range of extracts and characters. Language analysis, inference and deduction skills, and selection and retrieval skills are developed through drama activities and written responses. |
Assessment: Spoken Language – speeches related to Shakespeare.