English

Curriculum Details

KS4

English & Media

Content

Year 10

Homework

Parent / Carer Support

    Notes and Quotes sheets for exam revision.Contextual research.Exam questions.

Explorations in creative reading and writing. Literary fiction extract. Descriptive writing.

Lang Paper 1 (Sept-Dec)

Lit Paper 2 (OCT/Nov-Dec).

An Inspector Calls.

    Contextual research. Practice questions. SMHW tests.
    If possible, buy a copy of the text for student's own use. Encourage re-reading of the text.

Lit paper 1 (Jan-Mar)

Macbeth

    Notes and Quotes sheets for exam revision.Contextual research.Exam questions.
    If possible, buy a copy of the text for student's own use. Encourage re-reading of the play. Question students on plot, characters and key quotes.

Lit paper 2 (Apr-May).

Poetry Anthology with a comparison of two poems.

    Notes and Quotes sheets for exam revision.
    Contextual research of various poets.
    Encourage the re-reading of poems in the anthology.
    Test on key quotes.

Lit paper 2 (Jun-July).

Responding to and comparing unseen poetry.

    Reading and analysing a range of unseen poetry.
    Encourage the reading of poetry at home.

Study Guides & Resources

Extra Support

    Cambridge Student Guides and 'York Notes' guides can be bought for most Literature texts studied.
    Parental support: encourage reading at home of fiction and non-fiction texts. Discuss news events at home to help pupils develop their own opinions. Test key spellings to support literacy.

Content

Year 11

Homework

Parent / Carer Support

English Literature (Oct-Dec).

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

    Contextual research Revision tasks. Practice exam questions (essay style).
    If possible, buy a copy of the text from school.
    Encourage the
    re-reading of key extracts at home.
    Test on plot, character and key quotes.

Lit Paper 2 (OCT/Nov-Dec).

Language Paper 2 and Literature Paper 1.

Revision for the GCSE Language Paper 1 and 2 (Dec-Feb).

Practice exam questions.

    Practice exam questions.
    Encourage the reading of non-fiction at home.
    Watch/read and discuss the news to develop opinions on current events.

Revision for the GCSE Literature Paper 1 and 2 (Mar-Apr).

Practice exam questions.

    Practice exam questions.
    Encourage there-reading of the literature textsat home.Test on key quotes.

Study Guides & Resources

    Copies and A Christmas Carol available from the English Department at a discounted rate(£2.50 payment via sQuid). Revision guides for all four Literature modules (4 books for £11 via sQuid).

Extra Support

0115 938 7000

The Kimberley School

Newdigate St | Kimberley | Nottinghamshire | NG16 2NJ

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