Year 10 -Term 1
Foundations of English
Introduction into the Foundations of English: Investigating the connection between form, concept and techniques to develop student's appreciation of the integrity within texts.
Developing comprehension skills: Unpacking the structure of short answer responses and the tips and tricks to scoring full marks on short answer questions.
Translating comprehension theory into practice: Analysing a range of unseen texts of diverse forms and media and synthesising analysis to various questions.
Continued analysis of unseen texts to consolidating the theory learnt. Exposure to more complex, abstract and sophisticated literature.
Continued breakdown of Creative Writing: Learning from the exemplars.
Discursive Writing: What is it? Breaking down the form of the discursive, its structure and objective. Dissecting the exemplars.
Persuasive Writing: What is it? Breaking down the form of the persuasive, its structure and objective. Dissecting the exemplars.
Essay writing breakdown: deconstructing thesis, examining the structure of traditional and comparative essays and analysing exemplary responses. Introduction to senior essay writing and building foundational skills for appraisal of one's responses.
Creative Writing Theory: Breaking down the form of the imaginative and the key elements of a successful creative story from the conceptual framework through to a consideration of the technical and linguistic aspects of one's craft.
Reflection statements: Examine the form of reflection writing (the structure, tone, style and key points). Focus on developing the student's awareness of the importance of being aware of one's craft and how meaning is shaped deliberately through writing.