English – Year 11

Autumn Half-Term 1

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

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 (the remaining poetry element is the study of 15 unseen poems to be analysed throughout the year)

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.

25% of English Literature GCSE

Spring Half-Term 2

Writer’s Voice

Externally Assessed

Developing studying written language skills in analysing writer’s choice of linguistic, grammatical and structural features. The chosen text can be the same as the text studied for the Different Cultures and Traditions examined unit.

40% of English Language GCSE

Summer Half-Term 1

Revision and re-capping

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