Year 11 English

Year 11 English continues on from studies in the previous year. A course outline can be found below:

 

Year 11

Exam Board: Edexcel

Autumn Term:

What are we learning this term?

The skills to:

  • Comment on the use of language and significance of context in ‘An Inspector Calls’ or ‘Blood Brothers’.
  • Analyse and evaluate Nineteenth Century fiction, Twentieth and Twenty-First Century texts.
  • Comment on the use of language and significance of context in a collection of poetry.

 

 

  1. The Modern Play – Students will study a modern play and be able to evaluate the relevance of key themes and contextual issues.
  2. Nineteenth Century Fiction and Twentieth and Twenty-First Century texts – We will continue to consider a range of texts written in the Nineteenth Century to the modern day including extracts from Dickens, Bronte and ‘Touching the Void’. Lessons will focus on deducing meaning, analysing the language used and using texts as a springboard for students’ own writing.
  3. Poetry – once a week, students will refine their understanding of the skill of comparison through the study of 15 poems in the anthology.

Useful Websites:

A list of Nineteenth Century novels students can read to gain insight and understanding into the type of literature being written at the time. Goodreads.com allows students can link this site up to Facebook to share and discuss what they are reading:

https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/19th-century-fiction

Students can make effective revision materials from the information on ‘Blood Brothers’ or ‘An Inspector Calls’ on the BBC Bitesize webpage. Students can also access useful materials on the poems here.

Google Classroom – revision materials and practise assessments will be published on Google Classrooms.

How will we be assessed?

Reading and creative writing assessments based on the materials and tasks you will complete in the exam.

 

 

 

Spring Term:

What are we learning this term?

Exam Skills

 

There is no set teaching this half term which will allow individual teachers to cater to the needs of their groups.  Students will revise the following texts and topics as well as completing exam style questions in class and formal assessment situations:

  • ‘Great Expectations’ by Charles Dickens
  • ‘Blood Brothers’ by Willy Russell OR ‘An Inspector Calls’ by J. B. Priestly
  • The Pearsons Poetry Anthology
  • ‘Macbeth’ by William Shakespeare
  • Nineteenth Century Fiction
  • Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Texts

Useful Websites:

To be a successful writer, you should have a clear idea of what texts look and sound like. Reading newspaper articles, letters, advice leaflets and magazines will help you to do this. Newspaper articles can be accessed through the following websites:

www.theguardian.co.uk

www.thetimes.co.uk

www.thetelegraph.co.uk

www.themirror.co.uk

You should access BBC Bitesize for a range of revision tools.

Google Classroom – revision materials and practise assessments will be published on Google Classrooms.

How will we be assessed?

Reading and creative writing assessments based on the materials and tasks you will complete in the exam.  The exams will take place on:

English Literature Paper 1: 22nd May 2017

English Literature Paper 2: 26th May 2017

English Language Paper 1: 6th June 2017

English Language Paper 2: 12th June 2017