Year 10 Curriculum Map

Unit 1: English Language
Paper 1 (Y9)
Unit 2 Macbeth
12th September-14th November
Unit 3 A Christmas Carol
21st November- Early January approx. 13th January
Unit 4- English Language Paper 1 Q4 and Writing Section
23rd January – February half term
Unit 5 Poetry (approx. 4/5 poems)
27th February- Friday 31st March
Unit 6 English Language Paper 2
18th April- Friday 21st July
Unit Summary

Students will be required to write in detail about an extract from the play and then to write about the play as a whole.

Students should explore character, theme and language as they read the novel.

Students will be required to write in detail about an extract from the novel and then to write about the play as a whole. Students should explore character, theme and language as they read the novel.

Moderation day/afternoon for class teachers to moderate/standardise exam responses.

Students to study how to personally /critically respond to a statement/opinion.

Students to study narrative/descriptive writing e.g developing character, creating a hooking introduction etc.

Students to study/analyse 15 poems from AQA Anthology Love and Relationships Cluster. Students to study how to compare poetry and how to approach/respond to unseen poetry. Class teacher should aim to spend two lessons on each poem and begin teaching each poem by introducing the poem as unseen.

Order of teaching:

  1. Follower
  2. Mother, Any Distance
  3. Climbing my Grandfather
  4. Eden Rock
  5. Winter Swans
  6. Sonnet 29-‘I think of thee!’
  7. When We Two Parted Lord Byron
  8. Percy Bysshe Shelley Love’s Philosophy
  9. Robert Browning Porphyria’s Lover
  10. Thomas Hardy Neutral Tones
  11. Maura Dooley Letters From Yorkshire
  12. Charlotte Mew The Farmer’s Bride
  13. Cecil Day Lewis Walking Away
  14. Carol Ann Duffy Before You Were Mine
  15. Daljit Nagra Singh Song!

Section A: Reading (40 Marks)

  • 1 short form question (4 marks)
  • 2 longer form questions (1 x 8, 1 x 12 marks)
  • 1 extended question (16 marks)

Section B: Writing (40 Marks)

  • 1 extended writing question (24 marks for content, 16 marks for technical accuracy)
Assessment Outcomes Literature AO:1,2,3,4
F.A.1- Explore Lady Macbeth in Act 1 Scene 5
F.A.2- Explore Macbeth in Act 4 Scene 1
F.A.3- To what extent is Macbeth influenced by the supernatural?
S.A- English Literature Paper 1 in January
Literature AO:1,2,3,4
F.A.1 – Analysing the relationship between Scrooge and his nephew.
F.A.2- Scrooge’s change of character
F.A.3- Class Teacher to choose own question.
S.A: Full exam paper- The importance of family January.
Language AO:2,3,4,5,6
F.A.1- Peel paragraph for Q4
F.A.2- Write the opening/ending to a piece of descriptive writing.
S.A- English Language Paper 1 in May

Assessment objectives/outcomes the same as Unit 1.

F.A.1- PEEL/PETER paragraph on one poem.
S.A- Comparison of two poems.

Language AO:1,2,3,4,5,6
F.A.1- Q2
F.A.2- Q3 (Peer assessment)
F.A.3- Q4
F.A.4- Q5
S.A- One reading question and one writing question.