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Curriculum Information for the ENGLISH department

Staff Role
Miss Davina Brown English/ History Teacher
Mr Neil Cheesbrough English Teacher
Miss Rachel Everett English Teacher
Miss Cheryl Hale English Teacher
Miss Amy Newsham Head of Department
Mr James Read English Teacher/ PPL for Y9
Mrs Abi Redhead English Teacher
Miss Michelle Timperley English Teacher/ PPL for Y7 and Transition Lead

At Central Lancaster High School, we strive to engender a love of English Language and Literature in every student that we teach. At the heart of what we do is creative, engaging and progressive teaching and learning that aims to ensure every child develops their English skills to the best of their ability, enabling them to shine.

Keystage 3

At Central Lancaster High School, we firmly believe that KS3 provides students with the building blocks to achieve their potential at GCSE. Our curriculum is built firmly on the premise of developing a love of English, developing the key reading and writing skills required for further study and enabling progression.

Year

Term 1.1

Term 1.2

Term 2.1

Term 2.2

Term 3.1

Term 3.2

7

Baseline Testing

Letter to My Primary School

Escape from Kraznir

Author Study

Animal Care

Introduction to Shakespeare's Villains

Poetry from Different Cultures

8

Author Study

Heroes and Villains

Shakespeare

Hot off the Press!

Pre and Post 1914 Poetry

Play

Twisted Fairy Tales

9

Author Study

Students from the future!

Literature from Different Cultures

War

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet or Macbeth

History of the English Language

Keystage 4

At Central Lancaster High School, students will study GCSEs in both English Language and English Literature. The examination board they will follow is Eduqas and past papers can be found online at

www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/english-language/gcse  and www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/english-literature/gcse

GCSE English Language

Component 1: 20th Century Literature Reading Study and Creative Prose Writing

40% of your GCSE, 1 hour 45 minutes.

  • Section A: Reading, 20%. You will have to answer a series of questions about an unseen literature extract.
  • Section B: Writing, 20%. You will have to write a narrative in this section.

Component 2: 19th and 21st Century Non-Fiction Reading Study and Transactional/ Persuasive Writing

60% of your GCSE, 2 hours.

  • Section A: Reading, 30%. You will have to answer a series of questions about two non-fiction texts. One text will be from the 19th century and the other will be from the 21st century.
  • Section B: Writing, 30%. You will have to answer two writing questions. You will be required to write two non-fiction texts and they could either be transactional or persuasive in purpose.

GCSE English Literature

Component 1: Shakespeare and Poetry

40% of your GCSE, 2 hours.

  • Section A: Shakespeare’s Macbeth/ Romeo and Juliet or Othello. You will be required to answer an extract AND an essay question about Macbeth/ Romeo and Juliet or Othello.
  • Section B: Poetry from 1789 to the present day. Two questions – one will require comparison.

Component 2: Post 1914 Drama/ 19th Century Prose and Unseen Poetry

60% of GCSE, 2 hours and 30 minutes

  • Section A: An Inspector Calls or The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
  • Section B: A Christmas Carol or Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
  • Section C: two questions on unseen poems – one involves comparison.

Independent Learning

As both GCSE courses are 100% examinations which will be sat in the summer of Y11, it’s important that students are independently working and revising throughout their two-year course. As a result, they will be given an hour’s homework each week and it's expected that they should be independently revising throughout the course. Revision books are available to buy from school – just ask your English teacher. BBC bitesize is also a great place to revise:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/guides/zxhsyrd/revision and you can download an app too!

 

Year

Term 1.1

Term 1.2

Term 2.1

Term 2.2

Term 3.1

Term 3.2

10

Literature Component 1:

An Inspector Calls or Curious Incident

ASSESSMENT: Component 2 question

Literature Component 2:

A Christmas Carol or Dr Jekyll

ASSESSMENT: Component 2 question

Language Component 1:

Narrative Writing

ASSESSMENT: Component 1 Section B

Literature Component 1:

Poetry

ASSESSMENT:

Component 1 question

Language Component 2:

Non-fiction writing – transactional and persuasive

ASSESSMENT:

Component 2 Section B

Literature Component 2:

Unseen Poetry

ASSESSMENT: Literature Component 2 Mock

 

Spoken Language Assessment

11

Literature Component 1:

Shakespeare

ASSESSMENT: Literature Component 1 Mock Exam

Language Component 2:

Reading skills

ASSESSMENT: Language Component 2 Mock Exam

Language Component 1: Reading skills

ASSESSMENT: Language Component 1 Mock Exam

 

REVISION

REVISION

 

If you would like to see a detailed version of the GCSE Long Term plans, please click here.

Keystage 5

At Central Lancaster High School, students can study either A Level English Language, A Level English Literature or both. Our students thoroughly enjoy their English studies, with many students choosing both A Levels.

A Level English Language

A Level English Language encompasses everything we love about the written and spoken word. In this subject, you'll closely analyse how language is used in different settings, purposes and contexts – exploring its power and its ability to change and enlighten. In Y13, students will complete a Independent Study – the perfect foundations for undergraduate study.

The examination board that we follow is AQA and information about the specification and past papers can be found here:

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/english/as-and-a-level/english-language-7701-7702

 

AS Level Outline

Paper 1: Language and the Individual

1 hour 30 minutes, 50% of AS

  • Textual variations and representations. Two texts, linked by topic or theme.
  • A question regarding analysis of one text (25 marks)
  • A question regarding analysis of a second text (25 marks)
  • A question requiring comparison of the two texts (20 marks)

Paper 2: Language Varieties

1 hours 30 minutes, 50% of AS

  • Section A: Language Diversity. A discursive essay on language diversity with a choice of two questions (30 marks)
  • Section B: Language Discourses. A directed writing task on attitudes to language. (40 marks)

Information

  • If you continue with your studies in Y13 and complete the A Level, you will be assessed on these units and skills again.
  • Your AS Level is a separate qualification and does not count towards your overall A Level grade.

A Level Outline

Paper 1: Language, the individual and society.

2 hours 30 minutes, 40% of A Level

  • Section A: Textual Variations and Representations (similar to AS). Two texts (one contemporary, one older) linked by topic or theme. Analysis and comparison. (70 marks)
  • Section B: Children’s Language Development. A discursive essay on children’s language development. A choice of two questions with data provided. (30 marks)

Paper 2: Language Diversity and Change.

2 hours 30 minutes, 40% of A Level.

  • Section A: Diversity and Change. One question from a choice of two – either a evaluative essay on language diversity or evaluative essay on language change. (30 marks)
  • Section B: Language Discourses. Two texts about a topic linked to the study of diversity and change. A question requiring analysis of how the texts use language to present ideas, attitudes and opinions (40 marks) and a directed writing task linked to the same topic (30 marks).

Non-Exam Assessment: Language in Action

20% of A Level

  • A language investigation (2000 words excluding data)
  • A piece of original writing and a commentary (1500 words in total)

Independent Learning

Throughout the two-year course, students will be working independently to enrich their learning and studies. They will complete assigned homework but it is also expected that they will be completing further revision to enhance their studies and thus attainment. Students will be required to purchase a text book and this will be available from their English teacher.

Long Term plans for A Level English Language are available here. (Sent document)

A Level English Literature

The English Literature course covers a multitude of genres across centuries, ensuring students are exposed to a variety of canonical literature, in hope of enhancing their love of the subject. Students should find their studies to be challenging and thought provoking, with many conventional viewpoints open to different interpretations. Year 13 offers students the unique opportunity to explore prose texts of their choice, an ideal foundation for undergraduate studies.

The examination board that we follow is Eduqas and information about the specification and past papers can be found here:

http://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/english-literature/as-a-level

 

AS Level Outline

Component 1: Prose

2 hours, 50% of the qualification

  • Section A: Jane Eyre. One question from a choice of two. Closed book.
  • Section B: Wide Sargasso Sea. One question from a choice of two. Closed book.

Component 2: Poetry and Drama

2 hours, 50% of the qualification

  • Section A: Carol Ann Duffy’s Mean Time. One question from a choice of two. Open book.
  • Section B: A Streetcar Named Desire. One question from a choice of two. Closed book.

Information

  • If you continue with your studies in Y13 and complete the A Level, you will be assessed on these texts again.
  • Your AS Level is a separate qualification and does not count towards your overall A Level grade.

A Level Outline

Component 1: Poetry

2 hours, 30% of the qualification

  • Section A: One two part question based on the reading of John Donne. Open book.
  • Section B: Carol Ann Duffy’s Mean Time and Philip Larkin’s The Whitsun Weddings. One question from a choice of two. Open book.

Component 2: Drama

2 hours, 30% of the qualification

  • Section A: Shakespeare. One two-part question. Closed book.
  • Section B: A Streetcar Named Desire and The Duchess of Malfi. One question from a choice of two based on the reading of a pair of plays.

Component 3: Unseen Texts

2 hours, 20% of the qualification

  • Section A: Unseen Prose. One question from a choice of two, analysing an unseen passage of prose taken from one of two prescribed periods of study.
  • Section B: Unseen Poetry. One question from a choice of two, analysing an unseen poem or poetry extract.

Component 4: Prose Study

One 2500-3500 word assignment based on the reading of two prose texts from different periods, one pre-2000 and one post-2000, nominated by the centre.

Independent Learning

Throughout the two-year course, students will be working independently to enrich their learning and studies. They will complete assigned homework but it is also expected that they will be completing further revision to enhance their studies and thus attainment. Students will be required to purchase set novels and these will be available from their English teacher.

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Year

Term 1.1

Term 1.2

Term 2.1

Term 2.2

Term 3.1

Term 3.2

12

Mean Time/ Jane Eyre

Mean Time/ Jane Eyre

A Streetcar Named Desire/ Wide Sargasso Sea

A Streetcar Named Desire/ Wide Sargasso Sea

Revision

Revision/ Phillip Larkin

13

Phillip Larkin/ Shakespeare

 John Donne/ Shakespeare

The Duchess of Malfi/ Prose study

Prose Study/ Unseen texts

Revision

Revision

Additional information:

Extra-curricular activities

At Central Lancaster High School, the English Department offer a wealth of extra-curricular activities:

  • Trips to see performances of texts studied
  • English Clubs set up and run by our Sixth Form English Mentors
  • Poetry by Heart competition for our Sixth Form students
  • Literacy week: a week full of activities and fun, exploring the importance of Literacy.

Revision guides

Revision guides are available to purchase from school. Please speak to your English teacher.

Useful website/ weblinks

GCSE:

www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/english-language/gcse
www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/english-literature/gcse
BBC bitesize is a great place to revise: http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/guides/zxhsyrd/revision and you can download an app too!

 

A Level English Language: 

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/english/as-and-a-level/english-language-7701-7702

 

A Level English Literature:

http://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/english-literature/as-a-level