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KS3 Curriculum Guide - Year 9 English
Term 1EDEXCEL – Paper 1, Section B: Imaginative Writing
Reading: English Language Paper 1 – Writing EDEXCEL – Paper 1 Section B: Imaginative Writing. -Explore language and structure of texts Question on unseen text focusing on the above. Writing: Imaginative Writing – writing task. SPAG: Structuring a whole text: connectives, introductions, and conclusion -Sentencing/clauses -Advanced punctuation
Assessment: 1. Reading - Question on unseen text focusing on language and structure of texts 2. Imaginative Writing – writing task Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2English Literature - Paper 1 Sec A: Shakespeare – Romeo and Juliet
Reading: English Literature: Paper 1 Sec A: Shakespeare – Romeo and Juliet. Literature question: Extract and whole play focus based on: Context and whole play -Understand plot, characterisation, themes -Evaluate choice of language and structure Writing: Transactional writing: letter, report, article, speech, interview. SPAG: Structuring a whole text: connectives, introductions, and conclusion -Sentencing/clauses -Advanced punctuation
Assessment: 1. Literature question: Extract and whole play focus based on: Context and whole play, Understand plot, characterisation, themes. Students also to evaluate choice of language and structure 2. Transactional writing: letter Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3English Literature - Paper 1 Sec A: Shakespeare – Romeo and Juliet
To build on their English Literature skills, pupils will read the novel chosen by their teacher in its entirety. The key focus this time will be on understanding plot, character and themes from the novel. Pupils will understand how to analyse and comment on the overall structure of the text, the context and writer’s message within the text. Pupils will also be building on the key skills of identifying, inferring, deducing, explaining and writing in clear PEE/A (Point/ Evidence/ Explanation/ Analysis) paragraphs.
Assessment: 1. Literature question: Extract and whole play focus based on: Context and whole play, Understand plot, characterisation, themes. Students also to evaluate choice of language and structure 2. Transactional writing: letter Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4Poetry – Conflict. Practice for EDEXCEL Literature Anthology
Reading: English Literature Practice Poetry – Conflict Pupils will study a range of GCSE poems taken from the specified Edexcel Anthology in the cluster of Conflict. Pupils will develop key annotation skills that will support their further study of further anthology poetry at GCSE. Students will then learn how to make links between poems and compare the ways that writer's have presented key ideas and emotions in analytical paragraphs. Key contextual information will also be explicitly taught and expected in written responses. To compliment this, students will further develop their comparison skills by practising question 7a and 7b Language GCSE skills where students explore similarities between texts and then compare and contrast key ideas.
Assessment: 1. Poetry – Conflict. Practice for EDEXCEL Literature Anthology. Compare how ideas about conflict are presented in two poems. Focus on ideas and themes, language, form and structure, and context. 2. Imaginative writing task. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5English Language Non-Fiction Texts
Reading: English Language: Paper 2 – Non-fiction Sec A: Edexcel GCSE English Lang Paper 2 – Reading. Edexcel GCSE English Language Paper 2, Section A: Non-fiction. Questions on two thematically linked, unseen, non-fiction extracts. Comparison of 2 unseen texts from 20th C and 21st C. Students will work with their teachers on annotating a range of fiction and non-fiction extracts to develop evaluation skills. Pupils will focus mainly on how successfully the writer has developed ideas and arguments across the text. Some work on comparison of non-fiction texts will be explored here and a developing understanding of how to write non-fiction text types such as letters, speeches, articles, reviews, travel writing will be explored.
Assessment: 1. Questions on two thematically linked, unseen, non-fiction extracts. Comparison of 2 unseen texts from 20th C and 21st C. 2. End of year exam based on paper 1 of the Edexcel English GCSE paper; section A reading comprehension - fiction texts comprehension; section B – imaginative writing Key Words and Terms
 
Term 6Literature: Of Mice & Men
Reading: English Literature: Of Mice & Men (John Steinbeck). Literature Prose practice for paper 1. There will be a main focus on understanding plot and structure, the presentation of characters, themes and the context in which it was written. Also practise responding to unseen passages for creative exploration of writers’ style. Writing: Imaginative writing practice. SPAG: Structuring a whole text: connectives, introductions, conclusion -Sentencing/clauses -Advanced punctuation
Assessment: 1. End of year exam based on Paper 2 of the GCSE English exam; section A – reading comprehension - non-fiction texts; section B – transactional writing 2. Literature Prose practice for paper 1. There will be a main focus on understanding plot and structure, the presentation of characters, themes and the context in which the text was written. Key Words and Terms
 

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