Grade Descriptors



Examples

English-2-Small

TERM 1

Content

Literature – HT1&2

Paper 1

Complete Macbeth close-study completing first phase narrative, character, theme exploration. Close-study of 19th Century text (Jekyll and Hyde/A Christmas Carol).

Paper 2

Close poetry focus on Power & Conflict anthology, developing unseen skills.

LANGUAGE – HT1 & HT2

Paper 2, Section A & B: Writers’ viewpoints
Students will return to their exploration of viewpoints and perspectives for paper 2, develop opportunities for wider cultural studies and discussions. Each week will be based on a theme. This will include applying to writing scenarios in line with Section B. The opening of this half-term will also include an exploration of GCSE exams papers and their requirements.

 

Skills

English Language AO1 – AO6

English Literature AO1 – AO4

All assessment/subject skills holistically assessed in Y11

New skills focus around developing exam skills, in particular enhanced focus on:

Improving the way students cope with the demands of new exam systems. This should include an increased focus on understanding, communication, extraction, critical processing and effective translation, and ensuring these wider reading skills are planned for and taught across the curriculum.

NB: Alongside subject specific skills & objectives, the course serves to promote, develop and focus on many additional skills including social development, core literacy, cultural awareness, speaking and listening, numeracy, presentation, reflection, rhetoric – all of which are embedded through KS3 and KS4 MTPs.

 

TERM 2

Content

Course delivered around the final papers, fully integrated MTP.  Based on the December mock exams, the content will serve to develop, refine and prepare students for the final exams in May/June. This includes:

Language

Paper One:  Explorations in Creative Reading & Writing (50%)

      • Section A (40): One literary extract, 4 questions of graduated challenge
      • Section B (40): Creative writing based on a stimulus, choice of two tasks

Paper Two: Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives (50%)

      • Section A (40): One non-fiction and one literary non-fiction, 4 questions of graduated challenge
      • Section B (40): Writing to present a viewpoint

Literature

Paper One:  Shakespeare & 19th Century Novel (40%)

      • Section A (34): One question, based on extract and wider play
      • Section B (30): One question, based on extract and wider novel

Paper Two: Modern Play & Poetry (60%)

      • Section A (34): Choice of two questions, based on whole modern play
      • Section B (30): Comparative poetry essay, based on anthology
      • Section C (32): Unseen poetry essay and comparison

Spoken Language

Students will also deliver their final Spoken Language exam in January.

 

Skills

English Language AO1 – AO6

English Literature AO1 – AO4

Spoken Language AO1 – AO3

All assessment/subject skills holistically assessed in Y11

New skills focus around developing exam skills, in particular enhanced focus on:

Improving the way students cope with the demands of new exam systems. This should include an increased focus on understanding, communication, extraction, critical processing and effective translation, and ensuring these wider reading skills are planned for and taught across the curriculum.

NB: Alongside subject specific skills & objectives, the course serves to promote, develop and focus on many additional skills including social development, core literacy, cultural awareness, speaking and listening, numeracy, presentation, reflection, rhetoric – all of which are embedded through KS3 and KS4 MTPs.

 

TERM 3

Content

Final preparations for English Literature (May 2017) and English Language (June 2017). This will include embedded practise, final revision and primary focus on exam skills/preparation given the 100% terminal exam grades.

22nd May (AM)

English Literature Paper 1

26th May (PM)

English Literature Paper 2

6th June (AM)

English Language Paper 1

12th June (AM)

English Language Paper 2

Course delivered around the final papers, fully integrated MTP.  Based on the December mock exams, the content will serve to develop, refine and prepare students for the final exams in May/June. This includes:

Language

Paper One:  Explorations in Creative Reading & Writing (50%)

      • Section A (40): One literary extract, 4 questions of graduated challenge
      • Section B (40): Creative writing based on a stimulus, choice of two tasks

Paper Two: Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives (50%)

      • Section A (40): One non-fiction and one literary non-fiction, 4 questions of graduated challenge
      • Section B (40): Writing to present a viewpoint

Literature

Paper One:  Shakespeare & 19th Century Novel (40%)

      • Section A (34): One question, based on extract and wider play
      • Section B (30): One question, based on extract and wider novel

Paper Two: Modern Play & Poetry (60%)

      • Section A (34): Choice of two questions, based on whole modern play
      • Section B (30): Comparative poetry essay, based on anthology
      • Section C (32): Unseen poetry essay and comparison

 

Skills

Exam Skills

English Language AO1 – AO6

English Literature AO1 – AO4

All assessment/subject skills holistically assessed in Y11

New skills focus around developing exam skills, in particular enhanced focus on:

Improving the way students cope with the demands of new exam systems. This should include an increased focus on understanding, communication, extraction, critical processing and effective translation, and ensuring these wider reading skills are planned for and taught across the curriculum.
NB: Alongside subject specific skills & objectives, the course serves to promote, develop and focus on many additional skills including social development, core literacy, cultural awareness, speaking and listening, numeracy, presentation, reflection, rhetoric – all of which are embedded through KS3 and KS4 MTPs.