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Park Hall Academy

Park Hall Academy

Water Orton Road, Castle Bromwich, Birmingham. B36 9HF

Telephone:0121 748 0400

Fax:0121 748 0414

Contact:Mr Cox

English

Head of Department - Miss Chorley

English is a core subject throughout Key Stage 3 and 4. All pupils will have 8 hours of English lessons per fortnight. In Key Stage 4 pupils will study both English Literature and English Language. 

Year 7 

Assessment Cycle Content Covered
1

Classic children's fiction

Creative writing

2

Poetry - Conflict

PEEZL paragraphs

3

Travel writing - non-fiction

Writing to persuade

4

Drama - Romeo and Juliet

Extract to whole

Year 8 

Assessment Cycle Content Covered
1

Sci-fi Fiction

Creative Writing

2

Poetry - Love and Relationships

Peezl paragraphs comparison

3

Speech writing - Non-fiction

Writing to persuade

4

Shakespeare's Villains

Extract to whole

Year 9  

Assessment Cycle Content Covered
1

Mystery unit

Creative writing

2

Identity - Non-fiction and poetry

Poetry comparison

3

Prose - Animal Farm

Extract to whole

4

Drama - An Inspector Calls

Essay writing

GCSE English Literature and Language 

Year 10  

Assessment Cycle Content Covered
1 Conflict Poetry and Viewpoint Writing
2  ‘A Christmas Carol’ and Writing to Describe
3 Power of Nature Poetry and Viewpoint Writing
4 Macbeth and Writing to Describe

Year 11 

Assessment Cycle Content Covered
1 English Language Paper One and Power and Conflict Poetry 
2 English Language Paper Two and ‘An Inspector Calls’
3 English Language and Literature ‘Extract to Whole’

A-level English Literature 

Year 12 

Autumn 1:    Introduction to AS Studies Love Through the Ages

                                 Unseen prose and poetry texts

                         Pre-1900 poetry AQA Anthology

                         Prose set text Atonement

Autumn 2:    Prose set text Atonement

                         Shakespeare set text Othello

                         Practice paper preparation (December)

Spring 1:        Unseen poetry and prose texts

Spring 2:        Pre-1900 poetry AQA Anthology

                        Prose set text The Great Gatsby

Summer 1:    Examination preparation

                        Revision of set texts

Summer 2:    Introduction to A-Level Studies

Preparation for Non-Assessed Examination (NEA)

                        Prose texts – The Yellow Wallpaper, A Picture of Dorian Gray

Year 13 

Autumn 1:    Non-Examined Assessment study and preparation

                         Writing the essay

                         Unseen prose and poetry texts                

Autumn 2:    Prose set text The Handmaid’s Tale

                         Drama set text Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

                         Mock examination preparation

Spring 1:        Pre-1900 poetry AQA Anthology

                         Poetry set text Feminine Gospels                   

Spring 2:        Revision Shakespeare Othello

                        Revision Prose set text The Great Gatbsy

Summer 1:    Examination preparation

                        Practice papers

 


                      

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