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Term 1 - Fiction and Imaginative Writing

Students will be exposed to a range of 19th century fiction texts from a range of different contexts.  They will focus on developing their skills in creative writing and will be given opportunities to explore how writers establish setting, develop character and construct a successful plot.

AO1: Read, understand and respond to texts.

AO2: Analyse the language, form and structure used by a writer to create meanings and effects, using relevant subject terminology where appropriate.

AO3: Show understanding of the relationships between texts and the contexts in which they were written.

AO4: Use a range of vocabulary and sentence structures for clarity, purpose and effect, with accurate spelling and punctuation.

AO5: Communicate clearly, effectively and imaginatively, selecting and adapting tone, style and register for different forms, purposes and audiences. Organise information and ideas, using structural and grammatical features to support coherence and cohesion of texts.

AO6: Use a range of vocabulary and sentence structures for clarity, purpose and effect, with accurate spelling and punctuation.

AO7: Demonstrate presentation skills in a formal setting.

AO8: Listen and respond appropriately to spoken language, including questions and feedback on presentations.

AO9: Use spoken Standard English effectively in speeches and presentations.

Term 2 - Non-Fiction and Transactional Writing

Students will explore a range of non-fiction texts written in the 19th, 20th and 21st century and will focus on comparing and making links between them. They will focus on how the writers’ use language and structure to convey their ideas and evaluate the impact and effect of it. Students will focus on developing their skills in writing their own non-fiction texts. These will include letters, speeches, reports, articles, blogs, etc. They will explore the key features of each genre and be taught how to adapt their writing for different audiences and purposes.

AO1: Read, understand and respond to texts.

AO2: Analyse the language, form and structure used by a writer to create meanings and effects, using relevant subject terminology where appropriate.

AO3: Show understanding of the relationships between texts and the contexts in which they were written.

AO4: Use a range of vocabulary and sentence structures for clarity, purpose and effect, with accurate spelling and punctuation.

AO5: Communicate clearly, effectively and imaginatively, selecting and adapting tone, style and register for different forms, purposes and audiences. Organise information and ideas, using structural and grammatical features to support coherence and cohesion of texts.

AO6: Use a range of vocabulary and sentence structures for clarity, purpose and effect, with accurate spelling and punctuation.

Term 3 - Fiction and Imaginative Writing

Students will understand how to deconstruct other unseen 19th century texts, identifying relevant information, analyse structure/ language and evaluate the text. They will also create their own piece of imaginative writing and practise their speaking and listening presentations.

AO1: Read, understand and respond to texts.

AO2: Analyse the language, form and structure used by a writer to create meanings and effects, using relevant subject terminology where appropriate.

AO3: Show understanding of the relationships between texts and the contexts in which they were written.

AO4: Use a range of vocabulary and sentence structures for clarity, purpose and effect, with accurate spelling and punctuation.

AO5: Communicate clearly, effectively and imaginatively, selecting and adapting tone, style and register for different forms, purposes and audiences. Organise information and ideas, using structural and grammatical features to support coherence and cohesion of texts.

AO6: Use a range of vocabulary and sentence structures for clarity, purpose and effect, with accurate spelling and punctuation.

AO7: Demonstrate presentation skills in a formal setting.

AO8: Listen and respond appropriately to spoken language, including to questions and feedback on presentations.

AO9: Use spoken Standard English effectively in speeches and presentations.

Term 4 - Non-Fiction and Transactional Writing

Students will be given one 20th century text and one 21st century text that have a similar theme. They will need to deconstruct the texts and find similarities/differences. Students will also create their own piece of transactional writing.

AO1: Read, understand and respond to texts.

AO2: Analyse the language, form and structure used by a writer to create meanings and effects, using relevant subject terminology where appropriate.

AO3: Show understanding of the relationships between texts and the contexts in which they were written.

AO4: Use a range of vocabulary and sentence structures for clarity, purpose and effect, with accurate spelling and punctuation.

AO5: Communicate clearly, effectively and imaginatively, selecting and adapting tone, style and register for different forms, purposes and audiences. Organise information and ideas, using structural and grammatical features to support coherence and cohesion of texts.

AO6: Use a range of vocabulary and sentence structures for clarity, purpose and effect, with accurate spelling and punctuation.

Term 5 - Revision

Revision of GCSE Language.

Term 6 - Exams

Dates to be determined.