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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
Reading: English Language Paper 2: Writing Edexcel GCSE English Language Paper 2, Section B: Transactional writing. Some Edexcel GCSE English Language Paper 2, Section A: Unseen Non-fiction practice Writing: Transactional Writing skills. Focus on language and structure. SPAG: Structuring a whole text: connectives, introductions, 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 4Poetry – Conflict. Practice for EDEXCEL Literature Anthology
Reading: English Literature Practice 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. Practice looking at an unseen poem Writing: Imaginative writing task. SPAG: Structuring a whole text: connectives, introductions, conclusion -Sentencing/clauses -Advanced punctuation
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: Edecel 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. Writing: Transactional writing linked by theme to the non-fiction extracts: -essay writing -reports -letters -articles -speeches SPAG: Structuring a whole text: connectives, introductions, conclusion -Sentencing/clauses -Advanced punctuation
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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