Lead Teacher - Ms Gemma Cornford

g.cornford@dittonparkacademy.co.uk

Key Stage 3 - Years 7 and 8

Curriculum Information 

No of Lessons per fortnight

Home Learning

Additional Learning Opportunities

Dept Support

Additional Guidance

4 per wk

8 per fortnight

Super curricular once a half term

Revision or lesson prep once a week

Guest Speakers

Workshops

English Showcase

Competitions: Reading, poetry

Clubs: debating, drama through English

In-Class Interventions

Nurture groups

Reading intervention programme

Working towards AQA exam board

Extra curricular outline places to visit, books to read, blogs to read, podcasts to listen to etc

Per Term Topic Information for Year 7

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2 EOYE

Evolution of Words

Beowulf

Canterbury Tales

Prologue

Reading focus - meaning of words

Key skill:

Voices

The art of oral story telling

Story telling competition

Continue with stories from Canterbury tales

Key skill:

Shakespearian
Theatre

Variety of Shakespeare play extracts and sonnets

Analysis of genre - short extract analysis

The Art of Rhetoric

Julius Caesar speeches

Aristotle

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Romanticism

Writing Speeches

A genre study: the gothic

Read a range of gothic texts with the main focus as poetry

Browning and Edgar

Allen Poe

Introducing poetic devices

Aptitude for argument

Read a series of newspaper articles around the themes of Frankenstein (creation etc)

Students to create newspaper articles arguing a viewpoint

Gothic poetry analysis 

Speech writing

Per Term Topic Information for Year 8

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2 EOYE

Exploring a modern narrative

In depth and close textual analysis - analysis of The Book Thief

Focusing developing A02 and A03 skills

Key skill: understanding the writers methods

Writing through a Lens

Cont. with reading TBT

Students will practice placing themselves in environment and cultures and exploring them through an array of lenses

A tragic love story

A close study of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet; extract analysis and understanding of the wider text

Key skills: zooming in and zooming out

Love and relationship poetry

Study and compare a range of classic and modern poetry that explores ideas about love and relationships.  Recap and build on students understanding of poetic devices; language and structure

Shifting focus

A study of "Stone Cold" by Robert Swindells

Introduce the concept of structure, particularly focusing on how to zoom out on a text as well as zoom in

Inform and advise

Create and develop a series of informative texts such as leaflets and brochures about topics linked to Stone Cold such as mental health, support for soldiers and homelessness

Romeo and Juliet analysis

Descriptive writing

Key Stage 4 - Years 9, 10 and 11

Curriculum Information 

No of Lessons per fortnight

Home learning

Additional Learning Opportunities

Dept Support

Additional Guidance

4 per wk

8 per fortnight

Super curricular once a half term

Revision or lesson prep once a week

Guest Speakers

Workshops

English Showcase

Competitions: Reading, poetry

In-Class Interventions

Revision classes

Focused intervention

Working towards AQA exam board

Extra curricular outline places to visit, books to read, blogs to read, podcasts to listen to etc

Revision books outlined on supercurricular

Per Term Topic Information for Year 9

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

EOYE

The American Greats

An in-depth and close textual analysis looking at text of the teachers choice (TKAM, OMAM)

A letter for change (Triplets)

Students to cover a range of topics linked to the texts studied in previous term.  Students will learn how to argue or persuade through a letter.

GCSE text study: Blood Brothers

Read first act and focus on: understanding characters, key themes, social class divide

Blood Brothers cont.

Read second act

In-depth analysis; role of key characters, writers methods, writers intentions and effect on the reader.  Context surrounding  the text

Exploring creative texts

Read extracts from descriptive texts and closely analyse language and structural devices

What's your agenda? SLE

Spoken language endorsement practice.  Recap over spoken language skills and what makes an effective speaker

Blood Brothers Language Paper 1

 

Per Term Topic Information for Year 10

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

EOYE

GCSE text study:

Macbeth Writing to Inform/Advise

Read Acts 1-3 and focus on: understanding the characters, key themes and historical context

Practice writing skills focusing on how to advise and inform

Macbeth cont GCSE text study: A Christmas Carol (ACC)

Writing to Argue

Read acts 4-5 of Macbeth and analyse in-depth the writers methods, writers intentions

Begin ACC; read stave 1-2; focus on characters, storyline and key themes

A Christmas Carol cont

Writing to Describe

Read stave 3-5 focus on role of key characters, historical context and writers intentions

Writers Viewpoint and Perspectives

Writing to persuade practical language skills.  Compare extracts from transactional writing, comparing /contrasting language and structural devices, attitudes and perspectives

Text Study: Power and Conflict Poetry

Unseen poetry

Focus on covering the context and content of 5-6 poems.  Analyse the language, form and structure of each. 

Cont. Power and Conflict Poetry

Unseen poetry

Focus on covering the context and content of remaining poems

Analyse the language, form and structure of each.  Begin to make comparisons between the two.

April:

Macbeth/ACC

 

EOYE

Power and conflict poetry 

Language Paper 2

Per Term Topic Information Year 11

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2 EOYE

Spoken Language endorsement

Revisit Blood Brothers

Revisit: Lit paper 1/2

Language paper 1/2

full MOCK

Individualised interleaving schedule

Individualised interleaving schedule

 

 

Full mock

Dec: Lit Paper 1

Lit Paper 2

Lang Paper 1

Lang Paper 2

Super Curricular