English Faculty

Teaching and Learning Director
Mrs C Banham

The English Faculty’s policy is to empower and inspire literate individuals who are competent and confident users of English, whilst providing opportunities for all students to achieve their full potential and to promote and enable academic achievement of the highest calibre. Not least among our aims is a desire to foster within our students a love of English.

Overview of Curriculum KS3

Throughout their time at Oulder Hill, students in KS3 are taught English in mixed ability groups. Each year group has 4 one hour lessons per week. In year 7, it is the policy of the school that classes be kept as small as possible. Students will be set homework on a regular basis, usually twice a week. Homework will involve either a writing task, research, planning, learning or reading. Each homework will normally involve about thirty minutes of private study. Students are assessed regularly in lessons and at the end of each unit of work with a common assessment piece. Staff will make constructive comments which aim to point out the strengths in their work and highlight weaknesses for future action.

 

Proposed

KS3 LTP

From Sept 2018

Half term 1 & 2

Literary Drama

Prep for paper 1 section A

Half term 3 & 4

Novel

Half term 5 & 6 [7 wks]

Literary

Poetry

 

 

 

 

Year 7

 

Drama

 

Either:

Frankenstein – GBE, HAS, ACL,

Dracula

Frankenstein: Writing to inform/describe

Dracula: Newspaper article

 

 

Either:

Buddy, Skellig, Room 13

Holes, Ghost Messengers

 

Writing to argue/persuade

Writing a letter

Poetry

Mid-Term Break

Blessing

Prelude?

Island Man

Nothing’s Changed

 

Text Transformation

Descriptive/narrative writing

 

 

 

Assessment

 

Lang AO5 &6

 

Lit paper 1 style question

Lit AO1, 2, 3 & 4

 

Language Paper 1a

Lang AO1, 2, &4

 

Writing task:

Lang AO5 &6

 

Language paper 1b

Lang AO5 &6

 

Literature Paper 2

Lit AO1,2 &4

 

 

 

Year 8

Shakespeare:

Romeo & Juliet – EWA, RWW AND CGA.

 

Writing a speech

Writing to advise

Either:

OMAM, Brother in the Land, Lord of the Flies, Boy in the Striped PJs, Stone Cold, Hound of the Baskervilles, Oliver Twist

 

Writing a leaflet

Writing to inform/explain

 

Poetry

Dulce Et

Charge of the Light Brigade

Hitcher

Night of the Scorpion

Hurricane Hits England

Mrs Tilcher

SWH, MHA AND CSK.

Text Transformation

Descriptive/narrative writing

 

 

 

English Literature English Language

AO1: Read, understand and respond to texts by

• maintaining a critical style and developing an informed personal response

• using textual references, including quotations, to support and illustrate interpretations.

 

Reading AO1:

·     identify and interpret explicit and implicit information and ideas

• select and synthesise evidence from different texts.

AO2: Analyse the language, form and structure used by a writer to create meanings and effects, using relevant subject terminology where appropriate.

 

AO2: Explain, comment on and analyse how writers use language and structure to achieve effects and influence readers, using relevant subject terminology to support their views.

AO3: Show understanding of the relationships between texts and the contexts in which they were written.

 

AO3: Compare writers’ ideas and perspectives, as well as how these are conveyed, across two or more texts.

AO4: Use a range of vocabulary and sentence structures for clarity, purpose and effect, with accurate spelling and punctuation.

 

AO4: Evaluate texts critically and support this with appropriate textual references.
 

Writing AO5:

i.    Communicate clearly, effectively and imaginatively, selecting and adapting tone, style and register for different forms, purposes and audiences.

ii.   Organise information and ideas, using structural and grammatical features to support coherence and cohesion of texts.

  AO6: use a range of vocabulary and sentence structures for clarity, purpose and effect, with accurate spelling and punctuation. (This requirement must constitute 20% of the marks for each specification as a whole.)
  S&L: AO7: Demonstrate presentation skills in a formal setting.
  AO8: Listen and respond appropriately to spoken language, including to questions and feedback on presentations.
  AO9: Use spoken Standard English effectively in speeches and presentations.

 

Years 7&8 Reading Assessment Writing Assessment
Term 1

Lit paper 1 style question

Lit AO1, 2, & 4

Paper 2b
Term 2 Language Paper 2a Paper 1b
Term 3 Lit Paper 2 style Question Paper 2b
Term 4

Language Paper 1a

Lang AO1, 2, &4

Paper 1b
Term 5 Lit paper 2 style Q Poetry Question Paper 2b
Term 6 EOY Exams

Overview of Curriculum KS4

Pupils in current Years 9, 10 and 11 are following 2 GCSE qualifications, one in English Language and the other in English Literature. They will be awarded 2 separate GCSE grades following their exams in the summer term.

In Year 9, the two courses are taught in 4 one-hour long lessons each week. These classes are taught in mixed ability groups. In Years 10-11, students are taught in 9 one-hour long lessons each week and these are setted according to ability. Both GCSE qualifications are obtained through an exam worth 100% of the final grade awarded. There is also an Individual Speaking Test which students must undertake, which is recorded, and this is a separate qualification.

There is only tier of entry for examination in both Language and Literature.

The specification code for GCSE English Language is 8700 (UK):

View Specification

The specification code for GCSE English Literature is 8702:

View Specification

KS4

Sept 2018

Half Term 1 and 2

(Autumn Term)

Half Term 3 and 4

(Spring Term)

Half Term 5 and 6

(Summer Term)

Year 9

A Christmas Carol (Lit 1B)

Poetry (Lit 2B and 2C)

 

You must teach the following poems:

 

  • London
  • Kamikaze
  • Checking Out Me History
  • The Emigree

 

 

(quote retrieval – high frequency/low stakes quizzing to form starter of all lessons)

 

 

Poetry (Lit 2B and 2C)

 

You must teach the following poems:

 

  • Charge of the Light Brigade
  • Exposure
  • Poppies
  • The Prelude
  • Storm on the Island

 

NOTE – teach the following poems as ‘unseen’ before teaching context, language, form and structure:

 

·         Bayonet Charge

·         War Photographer

·         Remains

(quote retrieval – high frequency/low stakes quizzing to form starter of all lessons)

 

An Inspector Calls (Lit 2A)

 

 

You must teach the following poems:

 

  • Ozymandias
  • My Last Duchess
  • Tissue

PPE of Literature Paper 2 in Half Term 6

WC 24/06 Sports Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(quote retrieval – high frequency/low stakes quizzing to form starter of all lessons)

 

 

 

KS4 LTP

Sept 2018

Term 1

(6+2d wks)

Term 2

(8 wks)

Term 3

(6+1d wks)

Term 4

(6 wks)

Term 5

(5 wks)

Term 6

(7 wks)

 

 

 

Year 10

 

Lit Paper 2B

Anthology Poems

‘Power & Conflict’

AOs 1,2,3

5 poems min

Lang Paper 1A:

Responding to literature texts Lang AOs

1, 2, 4

Comparative Marking Q4 – Writing Window = 12/11-16/11

Judging Window = 26/11-.7/12

 

Lang P1 PPE to be completed in class WC 03/01

 

Language Paper 2b – teach OPPSVER writing skills for writing for a purpose AOs 5 & 6

Comparative Marking – Writing Window = 14/01-18/01

 

Judging Window = 28/01-08/02

 

 

Lang Paper 2A: reading – compare

Non-Fiction –C19th & C20th /21st All Qs

AOs 1,2,3,

Comparative Marking Q4 – Writing Window = 29.04-03.05

Judging Window = 18.03-29.03

 

Lang PPE 2 WC 23/04

Sports Hall

Lit Paper 2A:

AIC

AOs 1,2,3,

[AO4 = 4 marks]

 

Lit P2 PPE WC 24/06 Sports Hall S&L Presentations

Lang paper 1b – Narrative/descriptive writing AOs 5 & 6

Comparative Marking – Writing Window = 24/09/18-28/09

Judging Window = 08/10/18-19/10/18

 

Lit Paper 1B: C19th novel (AOs 1,2,3)

A Christmas Carol

2 lesson per week

 

 

Lit Paper 1B: C19th novel (AOs 1,2,3)

A Christmas Carol

2 lesson per week

 

Lit Paper 2B

Anthology Poems

‘Power & Conflict’

AOs 1,2,3

3 poems min

 

Lit Paper 2C Unseen poetry

Lit AOs1,2

Teach three 2b anthology poems as UNSEEN

 

Lit Paper 1A

Shakespeare

AOs 1,2,3, [AO4 = 4 marks]

Macbeth

1 lesson per week

 

NEW KS4 LTP

September 2016

 

 

Year 11

 

Lit Paper 1A

Shakespeare AOs 1,2,3, [AO4 = 4 marks]

Macbeth or R&J

GBe/MHa & MLy

 

GBE

Practice Lang paper 1b skills

 

 

Lit Paper 1B: C19th novel

AOs 1,2,3

Frankenstein or A Christmas Carol

2 lesson per week

GBE & MHA

Practice Lang paper 1a skills

 

 

 

 

Lit P1 PPE

 

Lang P1 PPE

 

WC 3/12

 

 

 

Lit Paper 2B

Anthology Poems

‘Power & Conflict’

Teach four 2b anthology poems as UNSEEN

 

Lit

P2 PPE

Lang P2 PPE

 

WC 25/02

Wave 2 Upload Results by 29.03

 

 

AOs 1,2,3

Final five poems and revisit others

Lit revision:

Paper 1 – all

& Paper 2 – all

 

Lang Revision

Paper 1 – all

& Paper 2 – all

P2a

 

Lit Paper 1 – all

& Paper 2 – all

 

Two lessons a week for   revision :each.

Revision to reflect class performance data in mock exams

& Exams

Lit P1 exam

Second to last Weds before we break up 15/05/19

 

 

Lit P2 exam

Last Thur before we break up 23/05/19

P1 Language Exam first Tuesday back

04/06/19

Lang Revision

Paper 2 area of focus

Paper2b

 

P2 Language Exam first Thursday back

07/06/19

 

 

 

 

 

Lang Revisiting

Paper 2

Paper 2b

 

English Literature English Language

AO1: Read, understand and respond to texts by

• maintaining a critical style and developing an informed personal response

• using textual references, including quotations, to support and illustrate interpretations.

 

Reading AO1:

·     identify and interpret explicit and implicit information and ideas

• select and synthesise evidence from different texts.

AO2: Analyse the language, form and structure used by a writer to create meanings and effects, using relevant subject terminology where appropriate.

 

AO2: Explain, comment on and analyse how writers use language and structure to achieve effects and influence readers, using relevant subject terminology to support their views.

AO3: Show understanding of the relationships between texts and the contexts in which they were written.

 

AO3: Compare writers’ ideas and perspectives, as well as how these are conveyed, across two or more texts.

AO4: Use a range of vocabulary and sentence structures for clarity, purpose and effect, with accurate spelling and punctuation.

 

AO4: Evaluate texts critically and support this with appropriate textual references.
 

Writing AO5:

iii.  Communicate clearly, effectively and imaginatively, selecting and adapting tone, style and register for different forms, purposes and audiences.

iv. Organise information and ideas, using structural and grammatical features to support coherence and cohesion of texts.

  AO6: use a range of vocabulary and sentence structures for clarity, purpose and effect, with accurate spelling and punctuation. (This requirement must constitute 20% of the marks for each specification as a whole.)
  S&L: AO7: Demonstrate presentation skills in a formal setting.
  AO8: Listen and respond appropriately to spoken language, including to questions and feedback on presentations.
  AO9: Use spoken Standard English effectively in speeches and presentations.