Year 10 English


Exam Board:  AQA

Module

Start Date

Finish Date

Homework

Parental/Carer Support

Lang Paper 1 – Explorations in creative reading and writing

  • Literary fiction extract
  • Descriptive writing

Sept

2017

Oct
2017

Notes and Quotes sheets for exam revision.
Contextual research.
Test on key quotes.
Lit Paper 2
An Inspector Calls

Nov

2017

Dec
2017

Practice Questions.

SMHU tests

Encourage wider reading at home.
Lit paper 1 –
Macbeth

Jan

2018

Feb
2018

Notes and Quotes sheets for exam revision.
Contextual research.
Encourage reading about the play
Test on key quotes.
Lang paper 2 –
Writer’s viewpoints and perspectives in fiction and literary non-fiction

  • Comparison of a fiction and non-fiction text
  • Writing to present a point of view

Feb

2018

Apr
2018

Reading and analysing a range of texts. Encourage the reading of non-fiction at home.
Watch/read and discuss the news to develop opinions on current events.
Lit paper 2 –
Poetry Anthology with a comparison of two poems.

April
2018

May
2018

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 –
Responding to and comparing unseen poetry.

Jun

2018

Jul
2018

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

 

Support/Study Guides Available:

 

Title

Available From

Approximate Cost

Copies of Lord of the Flies and Frankenstein available from the English Department at a discounted rate. English Faculty Office Lord of the Flies: £3
Frankenstein: £3
Cambridge Student Guides and York Notes guides can be bought for most Literature texts studied. Bought at book stores or via the internet.

 

Other ways in which parents/carers can help:

 

  • 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.