Overview:

Sixth Form students have 5 English lessons each week.

Students have English homework set every week, however all students in Sixth Form are expected to allocate time outside of lessons for further study.

Curriculum:

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Autumn Topics
Spring Topics
Summer Topics

Novel - The Great Gatsby

  • Study of text for examination
  • Study of novel: themes, characters etc
  • Paper 1 Love Through the Ages: Section C

    Poetry - War Poetry

  • Study of a range of poems from the collection in preparation for the exam.
  • Paper 2 Texts in Shared Contexts: Section B2

    Play - The Wipers Times

  • Study of play: themes, characters etc
  • Unseen texts
  • Paper 2 Texts in Shared Contexts: Section B2

    Novel - Birdsong

  • Contextual information about WW1
  • Study of novel: themes, characters etc.
  • Paper 2 Texts in Shared Contexts: Section A/B1

    War Poetry/The Wipers Times continued

  • Study of a range of poems from the collection in preparation for the exam.
  • Comparisons between play and poems.
  • Paper 2 Texts in Shared Contexts: Section B2

    Preparation for NEA

  • Study of texts.
  • Generation of possible titles.
  • Study of novel: themes, characters etc.
  • Paper 2 Texts in Shared Contexts: Section B2

    Unseen Prose related to War

  • Study a range of extracts thematically linked to WW1
  • Revision for EOY Exam

  • Birdsong
  • TWT & War Poetry
  • Unseen Text
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    Autumn Topics
    Spring Topics
    Summer Topics

    Poetry - Love

  • Study of a range of poems from the collection.
  • Unseen Love Poetry.
  • Paper 1 Love Through the Ages: Section B/C

    Continuation of NEA

  • Researching wider references.
  • Creating a bibliography.
  • Shakespeare – Othello

  • Introduction to Shakespeare
  • Form, structure and language
  • Study of play: themes, characters etc.
  • Paper 1 Love Through the Ages: Section A

    Poetry - Love Theme

  • Looking at a range of poems from different eras.
  • Look at comparisons between Love Poems & Gatsby.
  • Paper 1 Love Through the Ages: Section B/C

    At this point in the year, all course content has been covered. Therefore students will begn revising A-Level texts:

  • Revision of The Wipers Times
  • Revision of Key Novels - Birdsong/Gatsby/War Poetry
  • Students continue revision into the summer term until they sit the exam.

  • Continuous revision of A-Level texts.
  • Past Paper Practice.
  • Assessments:

    Sixth Form students are assessed primarily through mock examinations. They will also receive ongoing examination questions which can also be set as homework.