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Year 9 Breakdown

Autumn 1: Novel American Classics (10 weeks) - Students will read one of two texts, Of Mice and Men and To Kill a Mockingbird. They will be asked to consider context surrounding their text. They will further develop their analytical skills. Reading (A01, 2, 3 and 4)

Autumn 2: Narrative Writing (4 weeks) - Students will draw upon their previous experience of writing in a narrative form. They will develop these skills further and be introduced to more complex narrative devices. Writing (A05/6) 

Spring 1: Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing – Students will read their second Shakespeare text and further explore the writer’s use of language, structure and form. They will focus on how Shakespeare establishes relationships between the characters. Reading (A01, 2, 3 and 4)

Spring 2: Non-fiction Writing- Students will discuss a range of topics and ideas and learn to write critically about. They will develop their discursive writing skills by writing from a clear view point. They will develop their ability to debate and put forward their opinions in an engaging written form. Writing (A05/6)

Summer 1 and Summer 2: Poetry: Power and Conflict cluster from GCSE English Literature anthology – Students will study fifteen poems that focus on the theme of power and conflict . They will develop their knowledge of context surrounding the poems and compare two poems by looking analytically at the effect of language, structure and form. This is in preparation for their GCSE English Literature examination. Reading (A01, 2 and 3

Summer 3: (Year 10) – Introduction to GCSE English Language Paper 2 Section A -Students will learn about how writers from the 19th, 20th and 21st century present different viewpoints and perspectives in non-fiction texts. They will analyse language and structure; they will also develop the skills needed to be able to compare the presentation of viewpoints between two texts. Reading (AO1, 2 and 3)

All English Assessment Objectives and criteria (AOs) can be found on the AQA website: www.aqa.org.uk Assessments will take place at the end of each unit.

Y9 Useful links:

Non Fiction:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/english/reading/text_types/revision/4/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/teachers/ks3bitesize/english/nonfiction_format.shtml
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/guides/z97mxnb/revision

Read articles from:
https://www.theguardian.com/uk
http://www.independent.co.uk/

Creative Writing:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/guides/zwjsyrd/revision
New GCSE English Writing Skills Study Guide - For the Grade 9-1 Courses CGP Books

Recommended Reading

American Classics: Isolation and Discrimination


Harper Lee: To Kill a Mockingbird


Harper Lee: Go Set a Watchman

Mark Twain: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn


Khaled Hosseini: The Kite Runner


Markus Zusak: The Book Thief


George Orwell: Animal Farm


Malorie Blackman: Noughts and Crosses 

Romeo and Juliet


CPG: GCSE English Shakespeare Text Guide Romeo and Juliet 
CGP: KS3 English Shakespeare Text Guide - Romeo & Juliet

www.shakespearesglobe.com
www.rsc.org.uk
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/english_literature/dramaromeojuliet/

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