English – Key Stage 4

Year 9

Half TermTopics to be coveredKey skills covered
Autumn HT 1Literary Fiction and Original Writing1. Technical terms for analysing texts (language and structure)
2. Format of questions Language Paper 1
3. Techniques to enhance quality of descriptive writing (variety of vocabulary/syntax)
4. Ways to structure and organise ideas
Autumn HT 2Pre-20th Century Literature 'A Christmas Carol'1. Knowledge of plot/character/theme/context
2. Technical terms for analysing texts (language and structure)
3. Use of PQE and structure of analytical response
4. Memorising quotations
5. Original Writing – response to images
6. Response to Fiction and Non-fiction (related to text)
Spring HT 1Non-Fiction and Writing to Present a Viewpoint – a themed unit (e.g. Censorship) built writing to argue/persuade (to include Non-Fiction texts and Speaking and Listening)1. Technical terms for analysing non-fiction texts
2. Format of Language Paper 2
3. Techniques to enhance a piece of Writing to Present a Viewpoint (e.g. AFOREST)
4. Ways to structure and organise ideas
Spring HT 2Themed Work Poetry Anthology 'Conflict' - 8 poems connected by the theme of war and its effects1. Knowledge of 8 poems and connections
2. Technical terms for analysing texts (language and structure)
3. Use of PQE and structure of analytical response
4. Memorising quotations
5. Original Writing – response to images
6. Response to Fiction and Non-fiction (related to theme)
Summer HT 120th Century Literature 'Inspector Calls'1. Knowledge of plot/character/theme/context
2. Technical terms for analysing texts (language and structure)
3. Use of PQE and structure of analytical response
4. Memorising quotation
5. Original Writing – response to images
6. Response to Fiction and Non-fiction (related to text)
Summer HT 2Shakespeare 'Macbeth'1. Knowledge of plot/character/theme/context
2. Technical terms for analysing texts (language and structure)
3. Use of PQE and structure of analytical response
4. Memorising quotations
5. Original Writing – response to images
6. Response to Fiction and Non-fiction (related to text)

Year 10

Half TermTopics to be coveredKey skills covered
Autumn HT 120th Century Literature 'Inspector Calls'1. Format of exam paper and style of question
2. Knowledge of theme/character/context
3. Technical terms for analysing texts (language and structure)/ PQE and structure of analytical response/ memorising quotations
4. Original Writing – response to images – recap on Year 9 work
5. Response to Fiction and Non-fiction (related to theme) – recap on Year 9 work
Autumn HT 2Pre-20th Century Literature 'A Christmas Carol'1. Format of exam paper and style of question
2. Knowledge of theme/character/context
3. Technical terms for analysing texts (language and structure)/ PQE and structure of analytical response/ memorising quotations
4. Original Writing – response to images – recap on Year 9 work
5. Response to Fiction and Non-fiction (related to theme) – recap on Year 9 work
Spring HT 1Non-Fiction and Writing to Present a Viewpoint – a themed unit (e.g. Censorship) built writing to argue/persuade (to include Non-Fiction texts and Speaking and Listening)1. Format of Language Paper 2 Sections A and B
2. Technical terms for analysing non-fiction texts
3. Techniques to enhance a piece of Writing to Present a Viewpoint (e.g. AFOREST)
4. Ways to structure and organise ideas
Spring HT 2Themed Work Poetry Anthology 'Nature' - 8 poems connected by the theme1. Format of exam paper and style of question
2. Knowledge of 8 poems and connections (revision of Yr9 Poems)
3. Technical terms for analysing texts (language and structure)/ PQE and structure of analytical response/ memorising quotations
4. Original Writing – response to images – recap on Year 9 work
5. Response to Fiction and Non-fiction (related to theme) – recap on Year 9 work
Summer HT 1Shakespeare 'Macbeth'1. Format of exam paper and style of question
2. Knowledge of theme/character/context
3. Technical terms for analysing texts (language and structure)/ PQE and structure of analytical response/ memorising quotations
4. Original Writing – response to images – recap on Year 9 work
5. Response to Fiction and Non-fiction (related to theme) – recap on Year 9 work
Summer HT 2Literary Fiction and Original Writing1. Format of questions Language Paper 1 Section A and B
2. Technical terms for analysing texts (language and structure)
3. Techniques to enhance quality of descriptive writing (variety of vocabulary/syntax)
4. Ways to structure and organise ideas

Year 11

Half TermTopics to be coveredKey skills covered
Autumn HT 1Revision Literature Paper 1 Shakespeare

Revision Language Paper 1 Literary Fiction and Original Writing
Revision Booklet – exam-style tasks, key extracts, revision of character/theme/context

Revision Booklet – exam-style tasks, sample texts, exemplar answers
Autumn HT 2Revision Literature Paper 1 Christmas Carol

Revision Language Paper 2 Non-Fiction and Writing to Present a Viewpoint

Mock Exam: Language Paper 1 and 2; Literature Paper 1
Revision Booklet – exam-style tasks, key extracts, revision of character/theme/context

Revision Booklet – exam-style tasks, sample texts, exemplar answers
Spring HT 1Feedback on Mock Exam

Revision Literature Paper 2 Inspector Calls and Poetry
Revision Booklet – exam-style tasks, key extracts, revision of character/theme/context
Spring HT 2Full Mock Exam

Language Paper 1 and 2

Literature Paper 1 and 2
Summer HT 1Full revision programme
Summer HT 2Full revision programme