KS4 English Curriculum Map
Term 1 - Theme: Powerful Voices; Powerful Views
- A Christmas Carol
- Non-fiction extracts
Exam preparation for:
- Language Paper 2 Section A
- Literature Paper 1 Section B
Term 2 - Theme: Writing as a Reader, Reading as a Writer
Exam preparation for:
Language Paper 1 Section A & B
Term 3 - Theme: Final Examination Preparation
-Revision of core texts, key knowledge and content and continued application of learning to exam style questions.
-Literature Paper 1 (Macbeth & A Christmas Carol)
-Literature Paper 2 (An Inspector Calls, Anthology Poetry Power & Conflict cluster, Unseen Poetry)
-Language Paper 1: Explorations in creative reading and writing
-Language Paper 2: Viewpoints and Perspectives
Which exam board do we use?
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.
An Inspector Calls: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqGFsWf-P-cDvuiSH8SycEDh1Ugke9tmb
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.
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.
An Inspector Calls 100 Recall Questions
An Inspector Calls
1. Opening Stage Direction
2. Lower Costs and Higher Prices
3. The ring
4. Birling's Speech
5. Birling's Speech 2
6. The Inspector
7. Sheila and Milwards
8. Sheila questions Gerald