English Language & Literature (GCSE)

YearTerm 1Term 2Term 3
Year 7Overcoming the Monster - Greek Mythology and Faith Stories; ‘Skellig’Turmoil and Change – Viking Sagas, ‘Beowulf’ and ‘The Canterbury Tales’Aspects of Love – Shakespeare and Sonnets
Year 8Transgressions – Gothic LiteratureTempests – Shakespeare’s romancesTransformation – From innocence to experience: the Bildungsroman
Year 9Enlightenment – ‘Frankenstein’ supported by poetry of the age and non-fiction study of rebellion and revolution or Poverty and Privilege – ‘A Christmas Carol supported by poetry of the age and non-fiction study of Victorian livesMisfortune and mishap – Exploring the evolution of ‘Tragedy’ from Greek drama to ‘Romeo and Juliet’ or ‘Othello’ to 21st century texts supported by the presentation of tragedy in the newsConflict and Catastrophe – poetry anthology on the theme ‘the natural world’ supported by non-fiction and literary non-fiction writings on environmental issues or poetry anthology on the theme ‘clashes and collisions’ supported by non-fiction and literary non-fiction writings on war and conflict
Year 10English Literature – 20th and 21st century prose - Animal Farm.

English Language - Writers’ viewpoints and perspectives

English Literature - Shakespeare - Macbeth
English Literature - Poetry Anthology - Power and Conflict

English Language - Paper 1 Explorations in creative reading and writing
English Literature - Unseen Poetry
Year 11English Literature - Shakespeare - Macbeth

English Literature - Poetry Anthology - Power and Conflict

English Literature – 20th and 21st century prose - Animal Farm
February half term onwards – revision of Year 9, 10 and 11 content for examsRevision continued and final exams