English - Key Stage 4
Study of a nineteenth century text, typically A Christmas Carol; Inference and deduction skills; Prose set text such as An Inspector Calls or Blood Brothers; Creative and functional writing, Shakespeare set text, often Macbeth or Romeo and Juliet, Preparation for Speaking and Listening Eduqas assessment.
Study of Anthology poetry alongside preparation for approaching Unseen poetry within the GCSE Literature exam. Spring and Summer terms are devoted to revision of both Language and Literature and exam preparation.
How many lessons per fortnight? 8
ILT: ILT is set once a fortnight, with the expectation that if none has been specifically set they should read independently. Typical ILT could be preparation for spelling tests, research or even timed written pieces.
Assessment: Formal assessments take place six times across the academic year. They are usually at the end of each half-term but smaller assessments can be conducted by the classroom teacher at different points throughout the term.