English Faculty

Teaching and Learning Director
Miss C Skelly

The English Faculty’s policy is to provide 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 are taught English in 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.

 

V2 KS3 LTP

From September 2016

Term 1 [8 wks]

Language paper 2

Quality Non-Lit texts (section A) & functional writing (section B) responding to a statement.

Term 2 [7 wks]

Literary Drama

Paper 1 section A

Term 3 [6 wks]

Language Paper 1 Sec A: Reading response to a Literature text

Term 4 [5 wks]

Pre-20thC & contemporary Poetry

(no AO4)

Paper 2 section B

Term 5 [7 wks]

Language

paper 1, section B: Writing

Term 6 [6 wks]

 

Literary Prose or drama

Paper 1 or 2

 

 

 

Year 7

‘Changes’

 

Lang Paper 2A: Non-Fiction –

AOs 1,2,3,

 

 

 

MLY/GBE

 

Lang Paper 2B: Writing

AOs 5, 6

‘Presenting a viewpoint’

 

GBE/MLY

 

Drama (based on

heritage texts)

Lit AOs 1,2,3,4

Either:

Frankenstein – GBe, MLy

Dracula – EKe

 

 

Lang Paper 1A:

Responding to lit texts

Lang AOs

1, 2, 4

 

GBe/MLY

 

POETRY: based around the theme of ‘CHANGES’

Lit AOs1,2,3

 

GBe

 

Language Paper 1B: Narrative writing

AOs 5,6

CGa

 

Lit Paper 2A: Modern Texts

Animal Farm

MLY

 

Or

other approved novel

 

Lang paper 1A

Once a week

 

 

 

Year 8

Relationships

 

Lang Paper 2A: Non-Fiction –

TRAVEL WRITING

AOs 1,2,3

 

MHa GBe EKe

 

Lang Paper 2B: Writing

AOs 5,6

‘Presenting a Viewpoint’

 

MHa

 

Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’

Lit AOs1,2,3,4

 

 

 

MLy / GBe

 

Lang Paper 1A:

20th/21st C lit texts

Lang Aos 1, 2, 4

&

Paper 1B AOs 5&6

GBe/MLY

 

POETRY: based around the theme of ‘Relationships’

Lit AOs1,2,3

 

GBE

 

Language Paper 1B: Narrative Writing

AOs 5,6

GBE

 

Prose Study:

OMAM

EKE

 

Or

other approved novel

 

Lang paper 1A

Once a week

 

 

 

Year 9

‘Conflict’

 

Lang Paper 2A: Non-Fiction – DISASTERS!

AOs 1,2,3

 

 

MLy / GBe

 

Lang Paper 2B: Writing

AOs 5,6

‘Presenting a Viewpoint’

 

MHa

 

Lit paper 1

Shakespeare’s ‘MACBETH’

Lit AOs1,2,3,4

 

 

CSk

 

 

Lang Paper 1A:

20th/21st C lit texts

Lang AOs 1, 2, 4

&

Paper 1B AOs 5&6

GBe/MLY

 

Language Paper 1B: Narrative Writing

AOs 5, 6

 

GBe

 

 

Lit paper 1

Frankenstein

OR

A Christmas Carol

Lit AOs1,2,3,4

 

GBe

 

Lit Paper 2A: Modern Texts

An Inspector Calls

AOs 1,2,3,

[AO4 = 4 marks]

GBe

 

POETRY once a week

POETRY once a week

 

 

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.

Overview of Curriculum KS4

Pupils in current Years 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 of Year 11.

The two courses are taught in 4 one-hour long lessons each week over two years and students are set by ability in one of 12 teaching groups. 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, and which is recorded and this is a spate 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

 

NEW KS4 LTP

September 2015

 

Term 1

 

 

Term 2

 

Term 3

 

Term 4

 

 

Term 5

 

 

Term 6

 

 

 

 

Year 10

 

Lang Paper 1A:

Responding to literature texts

Lang AOs

1, 2, 4

GBE

 

Lang Paper 2A: reading – compare

Non-Fiction –C19th & C20th /21st

AOs 1,2,3,

EKE & CSK

 

 

Lang Paper 2B: Writing

AOs 5, 6

‘Presenting a viewpoint’

GBE/RWW/

SSL/CMO

 

 

Lang Paper 1B: Narrative writing

AOs 5,6

GBE

 

Y10 mock exam: Paper 1A and 2A

 

Lit Paper 1A

Shakespeare

AOs 1,2,3,

[AO4 = 4 marks]

Macbeth or R&J

1 lesson per week

 

Lit Paper 2C Unseen poetry

Lit AOs1,2

GBE

 

Practice Lang paper 1 papers and skills

 

 

Lit Paper 2A: Modern Texts

An Inspector Calls

AOs 1,2,3,

[AO4 = 4 marks]

GBE

 

Practice Lang paper 2 papers and skills

 

Lit Paper 1B: C19th novel

AOs 1,2,3

Frankenstein or A Christmas Carol

1 lesson per week

GBe/MHa & MLy

NEW KS4 LTP

September 2016

 

 

Year 11

 

Lit Paper 2B

Anthology Poems

‘Power & Conflict’

AOs 1,2,3

 

 

GBE

Practice Lang paper 1 papers and skills

 

 

Lit Paper 1A

Shakespeare

AOs 1,2,3,

[AO4 = 4 marks]

Macbeth or R&J

 

GBE & MHA

Practice Lang paper 2 papers and skills

 

Y11 LIT mock: Drama Q and Poetry Q

 

 

Lit Paper 1B: C19th novel

AOs 1,2,3

Frankenstein or A Christmas Carol

1 lesson per week

GBe/MHa & MLy

 

Lang Revision

Paper 1 – all

& Paper 2 – all

 

Lit revision:

Paper 1 – all

& Paper 2 – all

 

Revision to reflect class performance data in mock exams

& Exams

 

 

Practice Lang paper 1 & 2 papers and skills

 

S&L

Record wk3&4

 

Lang Revisiting

Paper 1 – all

& Paper 2 – all

 

GBE

 

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.

Additional Information

To encourage good reading habits and ensure regular practice we ask students to have a reading book with them every day. We trust that you will take an active interest in your child’s reading and also ensure that great care is taken of books. In addition to class readers and books loaned from the school library, your child will also have the opportunity to borrow books from English Book Boxes.