Achieving Excellence Beyond Belief
Sandy Upper School

English

Course Title: English Language and Literature
Syllabus Code: 8700/8702
Exam Board: AQA Language Literature

Year 9 Term1

An Inspector Calls by JB Priestley

  • Focus on characters, themes and plot
  • Language and Structural analysis
  • Building contextual knowledge A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  • Focus on 19th Century fiction – language, structure and form
  • Contextual analysis

Year 9 Term2

Language analysis skills

  • Focusing on both fiction and non-fiction texts
  • Exploring how writers use language and structure to achieve effects.
  • Using these skills in our own creative writing Poetry
  • Exploring power and conflict in a range of poetry from pre 1900- the present day

Year 9 Term3

Unseen poetry

  • Exploring poetic devices from a range of styles and themes

Spoken Language Endorsement GCSE Preparation and practice

  • Themes to be confirmed
  • Speaking and listening skills

Year 10 Term1

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

  • Focus on 19th Century fiction – language, structure and form
  • Contextual analysis

Romeo and Juliet

  • Focus on characters, themes and plot
  • Language and Structural analysis
  • Building contextual knowledge
  • Linking ideas to examination skills and questions

Year 10 Term2

Power and conflict and Unseen Poetry

  • Exploring power and conflict in a range of poetry from pre 1900- the present day

Unseen poetry

  • Exploring poetic devices from a range of styles and themes

Year 10 Term3

  • Revision of An Inspector Calls
  • Mock examination papers and practice across English literature
  • English language Creative writing

Year 11 Term1

Language Paper 1 and paper 2 revision Focus on Assessment Objectives and Mark Scheme. Practice questions and tips for the top.

Year 11 Term2

Focus on AO4 – ‘Evaluate’ and AO3 ‘Compare’ in preparation for the examinations Mock examinations. Practice questions targeted for each students’ needs.

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