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03/06/20

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03/06/20

Support for families : https://t.co/d52ZiiVSB2

03/06/20

This week we are promoting Child Safety Week. PDC lessons will concentrate on activities to keep students safe during lockdown. https://t.co/DaQ0NsDCUK

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01/06/20

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A from GCSE PE student Ben H (yr 10) who has been spending time in his home gym keeping strong and healthy during lockdown...well done Ben! https://t.co/JUZYtFiThR

01/06/20

Proud of our students: ‘We can not thank you enough for the wonderful generosity that has been shown to Milton Public School, Australia. Your donation is hugely appreciated and so touching. ’

24/05/20

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Wishing all Twickenham School community a lovely half term. Stay safe.

20/05/20

Mental Health Week 18-24 May. This years theme is kindness. This is at the heart of the Twickenham School values.

19/05/20

Twickenham students , look after yourselves, we’re here if you need us.

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15/05/20

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So proud of Hannah McCallum-Benson- playing beautifully for the NHS. https://t.co/WCxYLg1SF3

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15/05/20

Sami’s Harb (Year 7) sent us a lovely poem questioning her fascination for those furry little creatures. https://t.co/Ld6paN9SQQ

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15/05/20

Maisie Lynne Gibbons (Year 7) has 3 new butterflies that hatched this week. https://t.co/PtctlxSJRd

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15/05/20

A poem by Maya Lall Year 7 https://t.co/WSVNc45BCd

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13/05/20

Eloise Coe Brenchley (yr7) has been busy in lockdown. The below picture is her submission for the PE departments challenge. https://t.co/aE1Ika6sIv

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12/05/20

Skye Ridler (Yr 7) organised and held a VE Day street party for her neighbours, then extended the celebrations to the elderly residents at Alms House. The party included 1940s music, singing and dancing. Skye has also been knitting for the NHS. Well done ! https://t.co/NHN5Zd9c4H

11/05/20

Shakespeare’s Globe is now showcasing their Macbeth performance from 7pm tonight for 2 weeks. For our KS3 especially it would be great to sit down and enjoy this performance. https://t.co/XkWUSPmaf6

07/05/20

Please enter our school to win National Book Token for our library https://t.co/8rUlfXQ2MN

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05/05/20

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English

 

What we will do:

The Twickenham School English Department will follow the whole school policy for curriculum provision. In addition to this, the English department will also:

  • build on prior learning in key stages 1 and 2 in order to develop a life-long enthusiasm for English
  • encourage all students to consider further study of English and entry to English related careers post-16 and beyond
  • develop students’ interest in English in the wider world through activities such as school visits, clubs and competitions.

Setting in English

Year 7 English classes are taught as mixed ability groups for the first two weeks of the year. Setting then occurs based on KS2 data and in class assessments.

Years 8 to 11 are taught in ability sets.  Arrangements for setting are regularly reviewed and there are termly opportunities for students to move between sets.

Key Stage 3

Twickenham School English Department delivers key stage 3 across two years in years 7 and 8. The curriculum fully complies with the national curriculum and is sequenced to ensure that topics are delivered in a logical way in order to develop students’ knowledge and skills.

Links are made to key stage 1 and 2 English in order to build on prior learning.

 

TERM

AUTUMN TERM 1

AUTUMN TERM 2

SPRING TERM 1

SPRING TERM 2

SUMMER TERM 1

SUMMER TERM 2

Year 7

Content

 

The Journey

(Transition Unit)

Writing: Non-fiction writing (letter)

Reading: extract from ‘Lord of the Flies’

Spoken Language: presentation

Victorian Britain

(19th Century fiction and non-fiction)

Reading Dickens’ Oliver Twist (original or play version). Reading non-fiction accounts from the time.

Reporting the News

with a focus towards the BBC ‘News Report’ day.

Modern Novel.

‘Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.’

Poetry Carnival.

Poems will be selected to suit groups.

 

Shakespeare.

‘The Tempest’

Skills

 

Non-fiction writing skills (letter).

Reading for implicit/explicit information

R: AO1, AO2, AO3, AO4

W: AO5, Ao6

S: AO7, AO8, AO9

Introducing analysis of L/F/S with subject terminology.

AO1L, AO2L, AO3L

Communicating clearly in the correct tone and register. Using standard English effectively. Organising information and ideas. Presentation skills.

W: AO5, AO6

S: AO7, AO8, AO9

Creative writing skills (tone, style, organisation, choice of words, SPaG).

AO5, AO6

 

 

 

Explain, comment on and analyse how writers use language for effect. Evaluate texts critically and compare writers’ ideas and perspectives.

AO1L, AO2L, AO3L

Read, understand and respond to the chosen text. Analyse the language used in passages from the text.

AO1L, AO2L, AO3L

Assessment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Link to GCSE

Informs teachers of starting point of the new students.

Write a letter. Formal persuasive presentation.

Reading assessment (literary extract).

Lan Paper 2: Section B

Lan Paper 1: Section A

Lan Comp 3: Spoken Lan

Reading assignment, using extract from Oliver Twist (original or play version).

Lit Paper 1: Section B

 

 

Reflection on the News Report experience and a piece(s) of media writing.

Lan Comp 2: Section B

Write an extra chapter or retell an incident from a different point of view.

Lan Comp 1: Section B

Compare and contrast work using a minimum of two poems. Poetry study in the style of the new literature exam

Lit Comp 2: Section A and B

Question based on an extract from the text (including links to context).

Lit Paper 1: Section A

 

 

 

TERM

AUTUMN TERM 1

AUTUMN TERM 2

SPRING TERM 1

SPRING TERM 2

SUMMER TERM 1

SUMMER TERM 2

Year 8

Content

 

Short Stories.

Reading and responding to a selection of short stories as the basis for writing a short story

Romantic Poetry.

Comparing presentation of perspectives.

Shakespeare

‘Macbeth’

Modern Novel.

Reading ‘Stone Cold’ and introducing analysis of L/F/S and implicit readings.

Dracula.

The play version with extracts from original novel.

I Have a Dream.

Analysis of famous speeches made by literary and real life characters. Comparison of speeches.

Skills

 

Reading and understanding content, style, character and setting. Creative writing narrative skills – character, plot, vocabulary, linguistic features.

 

AO5, AO6

Explain, comment on and analyse how writers use language for effect. Evaluate texts critically and compare writers’ ideas and perspectives.

AO1L, AO2L, AO3L

Read, understand and respond to the chosen play. Analyse the language used in the plays and identify literary conventions used, plus consideration of the context.

AO1L, AO2L, AO3L

Reading and responding to the novel through literature study.

AO1, AO2, AO3, AO4

Reading and responding to the play. Creative writing pieces based on the story.

AO5, AO6

Analytical writing demonstrating the understanding of rhetorical devices and the difference between the structure of a spoken and written text.

W: AO5, AO6

S: AO7, AO8, AO9

Assessment

 

 

 

 

 

 

Link to GCSE

 

Writing a creative/imaginative piece of writing based on the genre.

Lan Paper 1: Section B

 

 

Compare and contrast work using a minimum of two poems. Poetry study in the style of the new literature exam.

Lit Paper 2: Section B

 

Question based on an extract from the play on the theme of power / conflict.

Lit Paper 1: Section A

Reading assignment with 4 extract questions based on the new GCSE format, using extract from ‘Stone Cold’.

Lan Paper 1: Section A

 

Using part of the story (storm) to create a newspaper article.

Lan Paper 2: Section B

Written analysis of speeches and writing and delivering a speech on a given topic which could be in the style of one of the famous speeches.

Lan Paper 2: Section B

Lan Comp 3: Spoken Lan

 

Key Stage 4

Year 9

Students begin GCSE English in Year 9 by following a GCSE transition course. This course is based on the AQA GCSE English Language and Literature specifications and covers key knowledge and skills. The course builds on prior knowledge from Key Stage 3 and topics have been chosen to engage and enthuse students. Some more challenging topics will not be covered until years 10 and 11.

Year 9 GCSE Transition English Course

 

TERM

AUTUMN TERM 1

AUTUMN TERM 2

SPRING TERM 1

SPRING TERM 2

SUMMER TERM 1

SUMMER TERM 2

Year 9

Content

 

Creative Writing

Narrative and descriptive writing

19th Century Fiction

‘A Christmas Carol’

Short Stories

Reading a series of short story based on the AQA Short Story Anthology

Shakespeare

‘Romeo and Juliet’

Modern Poetry

Responding to a series of Simon Armitage and Carol Ann Duffy poems

Non-fiction

Reading a series of 19th century and 20th / 21st century non-fiction texts.

Skills

 

Writing to communicate clearly and imaginatively.

AO5, AO6

Reading and responding to the novel focusing on plot, character, setting and themes.

AO1L, AO2L, AO3L

Reading skills – implicit and explicit interpretation, writer’s use of language and structure, evaluating writer’s effectiveness.

AO1, AO2, AO3, AO4

 

Read, understand and respond to the chosen play. Analyse the language used in the plays and identify literary conventions used, plus consideration of the context.

AO1L, AO2L, AO3L

Explain, comment on and analyse how writers use language for effect. Evaluate texts critically and compare writers’ ideas and perspectives.

AO1L, AO2L, AO3L

Reading: implicit and explicit interpretation of texts, synthesis, analysis of writer’s use of language, evaluation of effectiveness of text.

Writing: a range of non-fiction texts – FAP, vocabulary, punctuation, sentence structure, grammatical features.

R: AO1, AO2, AO3, AO4

W: AO5, AO6

Assessment

 

 

 

Link to GCSE

Creative writing response – narrative or descriptive writing.

Lan Paper 1: Section B

Extract questions based on the text.

Lit Paper 1: Section B

Extract from a short story with 4 questions (each based on one of the skills).

Lan Comp 1: Section A

Character of theme question based on an extract from the play.

Lit Paper 1: Section A

Comparison of two poems based on a common theme.

Lit Paper 2: Section B

Writing to argue, persuade, describe, explain, based on a statement.

Lan Paper 2: Section B

 

Years 10 and 11

All students study both AQA GCSE English Language and Literature.

 

TERM

AUTUMN TERM 1

AUTUMN TERM 2

SPRING TERM 1

SPRING TERM 2

SUMMER TERM 1

SUMMER TERM 2

Year 10

Content

 

Modern Texts - 20th century play/drama

 

An Inspector Calls

Introduction to Lan  Paper 1 - Explorations in Creative  Writing

 

One fiction extract + 4 questions and a creative writing task.

Introduction to Poetry

Relationships Poetry 1789 to present day: Poetry Anthology ‘Relationships’ cluster – 18 poems.

 

Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet

Lang. Component 2 Reading

 

Revise AIC and PA as well

 

3 x lessons lan, 2 x lesson lit?

Spoken Language

Speaking and Listening exam to be completed in class.

Skills

 

Analysis of L/F/S with subject terminology, effect on the reader, demonstration of understanding of story, characters and themes.

AO1L, AO2L, AO3L, AO4L

Reading for implicit/explicit information, writer’s use of language and structure to affect readers. Creative writing.

AO1, AO2, AO4, AO5, AO6

Analysis of L/F/S with subject terminology, effect on the reader, comparison of two poems.

AO1L, AO2L, AO3L

Analysis of L/F/S with subject terminology, effect on the reader, demonstration of understanding of story, characters and themes.

AO1L, AO2L, AO3L, AO4L

 

Audible

Standard English

Challenging / sophisticated ideas

Well structured

Respond to questions

AO7, AO8, AO9

Assessment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lit Paper 2A

Choice of essay question – character based question or theme based question.

 

50 minutes.

 

 

 

Lan Paper 1

Fiction extract with four questions (Section A), creative writing task – narrative or descriptive writing (Section B).

 

1 hour 45 minutes

Lit Paper 2B

One essay comparing two poems ( Sonnet 29)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lit Paper 1A

Extract based question from the play.

 

50 minutes

 

 

 

 

 

 

End of Year Mocks:

 

Lan Paper 1 (Reading)

 

1 hour

 

Lit Paper 2 (AIC and PA only)

 

1 hour 30 minutes

Spoken Language

 

 

TERM

AUTUMN TERM 1

AUTUMN TERM 2

SPRING TERM 1

SPRING TERM 2

SUMMER TERM 1

SUMMER TERM 2

Year 11

Content

 

Poetry: Anthology and Unseen

Relationships Poetry 1789 to present day: Poetry Anthology ‘Relationships’ cluster – 18 poems.

 

C19th Literature

A Christmas Carol

REVISION:

Lan Paper 1

Lit Paper 1

2 x lessons lit/lan?

REVISION:

Lan Paper 2

Lit Paper 2

2 x lessons lit/lan?

REVISION:

Lan Paper 2

Lit Paper 2

2 x lessons lit/lan?

 

Skills

 

Analysis of L/F/S with subject terminology, effect on the reader, comparison of two poems.

AO1L, AO2L, AO3L

Analysis of L/F/S with subject terminology, effect on the reader, demonstration of understanding of story, characters and themes.

AO1L, AO2L, AO3L

Reading for implicit/explicit information.

Fiction writing (narrative/descriptive).

AO1, AO2, AO4, AO5, AO6

Analysis of L/F/S with subject terminology, effect on the reader, ‘exploding extract’ question.

AO1L, AO2L, AO3L, AO4L

 

Reading for implicit/explicit information.

Non-Fiction writing (transactional).

AO1, AO2, AO4, AO5, AO6

Analysis of L/F/S with subject terminology, effect on the reader, analysis of one poem, comparison of two poems.

AO1L, AO2L, AO3L, AO4L

Reading for implicit/explicit information.

Non-Fiction writing (transactional).

AO1, AO2, AO4, AO5, AO6

Analysis of L/F/S with subject terminology, effect on the reader, analysis of one poem, comparison of two poems.

AO1L, AO2L, AO3L, AO4L

 

Assessment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lit Paper 2B

One essay comparing two poems ( Sonnet 29)

Lit Paper 2C

One question analysing one unseen poem, then one question comparing two unseen poems.

50 minutes.

Lit Paper 1B

Extract based question from the novel.

50 minutes

Mock exams:

Lan. Paper 1

Lan. Paper 2

Lit. Paper 1

Lit. Paper 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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