English

Year 11 2022-23 only
Autumn 1

Macbeth  - Shakespeare

Poetry  - AQA Anthology – Power and Conflict cluster

Spoken Language assessments

Creative writing: English Language Paper 1

Autumn 2

A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens

Opinion writing: English Language Paper 2


Y11 English January 2023

Y11 PPEs are coming up! Make sure you (or your child, for parents/carers reading this) are exam-ready. It's really important to revise thoroughly for these exams, both so that we can best support you in improving before the real thing, and so that you will find it less overwhelming in the summer, as you'll be feeling more confident with your subject knowledge and exam skills. Remember, the more you put in, the more you get out!  

What's being assessed and when in January?

Literature: Macbeth (from Lit paper 1) and An Inspector Calls (from Lit paper 2) - Monday 23rd January

Language: Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing - Tuesday 24th January 

 

Which exam board do we use?

AQA

 

How can I revise for my English exams? 

English Language Paper 1 - YouTube - Mr Bruff videos are very popular and can really help students get clear about the demands of each section of the papers. Don't just sit and watch, though. Make a mind-map of all the prompts and ideas that Mr Bruff talks about as you watch and then test yourself or get someone to test you. You could even try making your own video explaining the requirements of each question. 

Q1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMhQIX9DCcQ

Q2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_dE68iUg-k 

Q3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1ZEBeVdh8U

Q4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aul3_8iw2wM 

Q5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uM_0PshTEjs

Macbeth: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqGFsWf-P-cCMpq89C0yaU5scvuYiIKuL

An Inspector Calls: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqGFsWf-P-cDvuiSH8SycEDh1Ugke9tmb 

 

Seneca

You should also be using Seneca to revise - check your Seneca account to see what your teacher has set for you. Remember, you can take quizzes more than once and it's a good idea to do this. Your teacher will have put links on Class Charts to show you what you've been set so parents/carers can check this too. Remember, little and often is the best approach - try to work in 20 minute chunks and then have a break - if possible, do something active or even have a nap after revising - both methods have been shown to support your learning. 



Year 11 - 2023-24 onwards
Autumn 1 - The Human Experience

19th Century novel: A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens


Autumn 2 - How texts work: interpretation, analysis and evaluation

Preparation for the English Language reading papers


Useful Links


http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/english/gcse/english-literature-8702 - English Literature exam board specification

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/english/gcse/english-language-8700 - English Language exam board specification

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education BBC Bitesize has an excellent range of materials to support the preparation for both English Language and English Literature GCSEs. CGP revision guides are also an effective way to supplement the learning in school.