Reading, writing and speaking and listening skills will be developed through the following genres:

Year 7

YEAR 7
Autumn 1Creative writing

 

Autumn 2Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

 

Spring 1Taking a Stand – Analysing and writing a selection of non-fiction materials (leaflets, posters, newspapers, articles, political speeches)                         

 

Spring 2Introduction to the Romantic Poets: Wordsworth, Coleridge and Blake

 

Summer 1Oliver Twist – Non-Fiction and fiction reading – Oliver Twist extracts with supplementary non-fiction to introduce 19th century texts.

 

Summer 2The Novel

 

 

YEAR 8
Autumn 1War Poetry

Selection of poems from Wilfred Owen, Rupert Brooke, Jessie Pope and also some contemporary poets such Simon Armitage and Carol Ann Duffy.

 

Autumn 2Victorian Gothic

 

Example texts: Dracula, Frankenstein,  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, A Christmas Carol, Wuthering Heights, The Withered Arm, The Turn of the Screw, The Raven

 

Spring 1Non-Fiction – Travel and place

 

Spring 2Shakespeare’s Macbeth

 

Summer 1Modern non-fiction and 19th century texts: Breaking the Mould.

 

Summer 2Fictional extracts: New Worlds – Dystopia and Utopia

Example texts: Hunger Games, Divergent, Knife Edge, Brave New World,  1984.

 

 

EDUQAS GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE SPECFICIATION: http://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/english-language/gcse/wjec-eduqas-gcse-english-lang-spec.pdf

EDUQAS GCSE ENGLISH LITERATURE SPECFICIATION: http://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/english-literature/gcse/

Yr 9 ALL SETS Introduction to GCSE English Literature and Language

LITERATURE:

  1. 20th CENTURY MODERN NOVEL: Of Mice and Men or Animal Farm or Roll of Thunder.
  2. ANTHOLOGY OF ‘Clashes and Collisions’ POETRY.
  3. ‘Lord of the Flies’ or ‘Blood Brothers’.

LANGUAGE:

  1. TRANSACTIONAL WRITING
  2. INTRODUCTION TO 19th CENTURY NON- FICTION TEXTS

 

YEAR 10 GCSE English Language –  examination in June 2017

  • Eduqas GCSE English Language

 

Component 1 20th CENTURY  LITERATURE
SECTION AANALYSIS OF UNSEEN LITERARY TEXT
SECTION B CREATIVE WRITING
Component 2 19th AND 21stCENTURY NON-FICTION
SECTION AANALYSIS OF TWO  UNSEEN NON-FICTION TEXTS: 19th AND 21st CENTURY
SECTION B WRITING TO ARGUE, PERSUADE OR ADVISE

 

 

 

CURRENT YEAR 11 ONLY – 2016-17:

  • Eduqas GCSE English Language
Component 1 20th CENTURY  LITERATURE
SECTION AANALYSIS OF UNSEEN LITERARY TEXT
SECTION B CREATIVE WRITING
Component 2 19th AND 21st CENTURY NON-FICTION
SECTION AANALYSIS OF TWO UNSEEN NON-FICTION TEXTS: 19th AND 21st CENTURY
SECTION B WRITING TO ARGUE, PERSUADE OR ADVISE
  • Eduqas GCSE English Literature
Component 1
SECTION A‘Romeo and Juliet’
SECTION B Analysis of poetry – from Eduqas anthology of 15 poems
Component 2
SECTION A‘Lord of the Flies’ OR ‘Blood Brothers’
SECTION B‘Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’ or ‘A Christmas Carol’
SECTION C Analysis of unseen poetry

AS MEDIA STUDIES

http://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/media-studies/as-a-level/DIES

  1. Examination: Media Representations and Responses – The study of a wide variety of media texts to prepare students for an examination on this theme.
  2. Coursework: Media Production Processes Students create their own media text based on research into a particular genre Drama.

 

A LEVEL MEDIA

  1. Examination: Media Investigation and Production – Students will research a type of media text, produce their own text in a similar style and evaluate their production
  2. Coursework: Text, Industry and Audience – Students will complete nine case studies in total ranging across media industries and prepare each one for an examination.

(New specification to take effect from September 2017 – TWO YEAR A LEVEL COURSE ONLY)

 

A LEVEL ENGLISH LITERATURE

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

Two year A Level course (Eduqas specification) comprised of four components:

  1. Poetry: a combination of pre-1900 and post-1900 poetry. Study of poets such as John Keats, Christina Rossetti, Carol Ann Duffy and Philip Larkin
  2. Drama Study of one Shakespeare text in detail (Hamlet) alongside a pairing of plays from different eras such as Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus with Lucy Prebble’s Enron
  3. Unseen Literature Development of the skills of analysis required to respond to a prose extract and a poem in examination conditions
  4. Prose Study Coursework task which requires the comparison of two substantial prose texts: one pre-2000, one post-2000.

A LEVEL ENGLISH LANGUAGE

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

At Chesterfield High School, we undertake the EDUQAS course for the delivery and assessment of GCE English Language.

Throughout the course, learners must demonstrate their ability to:

AO1: Apply appropriate methods of language analysis, using associated terminology and coherent written expression

AO2: Demonstrate critical understanding of concepts and issues relevant to language use

AO3: Analyse and evaluate how contextual factors and language features are associated with the construction of meaning

AO4: Explore connections across texts, informed by linguistic concepts and methods

AO5: Demonstrate expertise and creativity in the use of English to communicate in different ways

The A-level course is completed over two years. We do not offer an AS-level course at Chesterfield High School for English Language.

 

COMPONENT 1 LANGUAGE CHANGE AND ISSUES
Section A: Analysis of Spoken Language

One question requiring analysis of at least two transcriptions

 

Section B: Language Issues

One question from a choice of three based on the study of four topic areas

 

COMPONENT 2 LANGUAGE CHANGE OVER TIME
Section A: Language Change Over Time

One multi-part question and one essay question analysing language change over time

 

COMPONENT 3  CREATIVE AND CRITICAL USE OF LANGUAGE
One question, from a choice of two, requiring two original writing responses and one commentary

 

COMPONENT 4
2500-3500 word language investigation based on the study and research of a topic related to language and identity Learners are required to choose a topic from the following list: language and self-representation; language and gender; language and culture; or language diversity.

 

KS3 London trip to see a West End show and visit Harry Potter Studios.

Trips at KS4 include a variety of theatre and author visits.

Trips at KS5 include a visit to Stratford-Upon Avon.

Clubs

Lunch time and after school revision and coursework clubs are provided by the English Department to ensure that all pupils fulfil their potential in the subject.