English – Year 10 – Literature

Autumn Half-Term 1

Shakespeare

Controlled Assessment Unit

To study on page, and stage or screen a Shakespeare text and to develop skills in comparison between two versions of the play.

15% of English Literature GCSE

Autumn Half-Term 2

Understanding Poetry

Externally Assessed

Study of one themed collection of 15 poems from a choice of four from the Edexcel Poetry Anthology, exploring theme, language, form and structure.

25% of English Literature GCSE

Spring Half-Term 1

Different Cultures and Traditions

Externally Assessed

Study of a text from Different Cultures and Traditions with a focus on studying and analysing character, theme and context.

This text can also be the same as that studied in Year 10 for the Language exam)

25% of English Literature GCSE

Controlled Assessment catch up

Opportunities will be given to students to replace earlier pieces and to complete any outstanding speaking and listening tasks during the Spring half term

Spring Half-Term 2

Understanding Prose

Externally Assessed

Study of a Literary Heritage text with a focus on studying and analysing characterisation, language and theme.

25% of English Literature GCSE

Controlled Assessment catch up

Opportunities will be given to students to replace earlier pieces and to complete any outstanding speaking and listening tasks during the Spring half term

Summer Half-Term 1 / 2

Revision and re-capping

Students will be given opportunities to revise each of the examined units in preparation for the summer exams.