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English – Year 9

 

¨      Year 9 will study five units of work, leaving time for pre-SATs revision. These units may be ordered in any way during the year, according to the teacher’s plan and the needs of the class.

 

Units of Work:

 

Unit of work

Possible title

Term

 

 

 

            Novel

“Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry.

 

 

“Daz4Zoe”

 

 

 

 

            Play

“Macbeth”

Spring term

 

 

 

            Media

Magazine making (group) work.

Autumn term

 

 

(before option

 

 

choices)

            Pre GCSE course-

From prose material

 

            Work.

 

 

 

 

 

            Poetry.

Comparative poetry work,

 

 

Based on the study of a poet

 

 

e.g. Seamus Heaney.

 

 

¨      There are three main areas of study in English, En l, 2 and 3. These are assessed according to the schedule below.

¨      The National Curriculum is assessed in levels from 1 to seven.

¨      In Year 8 and 9, pupils would be expected to be scoring between Levels 4-6.

 

Enl – is your son/daughter’s ability to speak and listen.

En2 – is your son/daughter’s ability to read and understand texts.

En3 – is your son/daughter’s ability to write in various forms.

 

Year 9 Autumn term English Tests and Assessments.

 

First half-term:

 

Enl – speaking and listening assessments in pairs.

 

En 2/3 – reading and writing test (KAT f) lasting 30 minutes, based on a past paper (l998 SAT section A) one task from section C will be set as homework.

 

Second half-term:

 

Coursework / best work for folder.

 

En 3 – writing test (KAT g) 30 minutes on a past paper (l996 SAT section B) with a similar advert deconstruction as preparation homework.