Year 9 Curriculum Map

Year 9 Unit 1
‘Mystery & Suspense’ (12 Wks.)
Unit 2
‘Romeo and Juliet’ (9 Wks. )
Unit 3a
The Media Around Us (6 Wks.)
Unit 3b
The Dragon’s Apprentice (4Wks.)
GCSE Course to start (7 Wks.)
Unit Summary ‘Mystery & Suspense’
Exploration of prose texts, including some pre C20th texts.
Suggested titles: 19th Century Short Stories, Stories Then and Now, AQA GCSE Short Story anthology. *Preferred option for 2016-2017
(Teachers could choose to explore 1 complete novel as appropriate to the group, e.g. Great Expectations, Jane Eyre, Silas Marner, Tess of the D’Urbervilles, The Woman in Black)
KS3 whole Shakespeare text.
Formal analytical essay- Focus on a context question and related extended response to a theme based question incorporating an aspect of the social and historical context of the play, e.g. Romeo and love/the courtly lover, the father /daughter relationship, conflict.
Exploration of a range of media texts and medium – e.g. magazines and the range of material within them, TV, film and radio.
Analysis of non-fiction texts; Question 1, 2 3 & 4 in the style of GCSE Language Paper 2.
Explorations of pupils’ own views of an aspect of the role/responsibility of the media and/or social media.
This unit will serve as preparation for the Year 9 Exam – Paper 2 Writers viewpoints and perspectives– Reading Section.

‘The Dragon’s Apprentice’
‘The Chocolate Project'

Group project creating a new or modified chocolate product, designing the promotional materials to launch the product and marketing the product to a panel of judges.

GCSE Language Paper 1
An introduction to the reading section of the exam paper.

Exploration of the skills required to complete Q1-4 successfully.

Assessment Outcomes

Reading
F.A.1:
The writer’s craft. Evaluation of a prepared extract
(Focus Lit. AO:1&2)
F.A.2:
The writer’s craft. Evaluation of an unseen/unplanned extract.
(Focus Lit. AO:2&3)
S.A:
The writer’s craft. Whole text focus.
(Focus Lit. AO: 1,2, 3 & 4)

Writing
F.A:
The opening paragraph
(Focus Lang. AO:5)
S.A:
Writing in the style of the genre suggested by a choice of a visual stimulus and a descriptive title.
(Focus Lang. AO:5 & 6)

Reading
F.A:
An analytical paragraph based on a point from a given extract.
(Focus Lit. AO:1 & 2)
F.A:
An analytical paragraph focusing on understanding of the relationships between texts and the contexts in which they were written.
(Focus Lit. AO:3)
S.A:
Exploration of how Shakespeare presents a theme in a given extract and in the rest of the play.
(Focus Lit. AO:1, 2 & 3)

Reading
F.A:
Summary of a text/extract.
(Focus Lang. AO:1)
F.A:
Comparison of attitudes towards the subject matter.
(Focus Lang. AO:3)
S.A:
Reading section Paper 2 Questions 1-4.
(Focus Lang. AO:1, 2 & 3)

Writing
F.A:
A paragraph expressing opinion and giving reasons for it.
(Focus Lang. AO:5)
S.A:
A Q5 response to the topic of reality TV/social media, explaining the pupil’s own view in response to a statement.
(Focus Lang. AO:5 & 6)

Spoken Language:
F.A:
The group discussion during the planning stages.
(Focus Lang. AO: 8)
S.A:
A competitive presentation of the group ‘pitch’, aiming to have their product selected by the judges for production’.
(Focus Lang. AO: 7,8 &9)
Reading
F.A.1:
Identify and interpret information and ideas. Q 1
(Focus Lang. AO:1)
The writer’s use of language. Q2
(Focus Lang. AO:2)
F.A.2:
The writer’s use of structure. Q3
(Focus Lang. AO:3)
F.A.3:
Evaluate the text in response to a given statement. Q4
(Focus Lang. AO:4)
S.A:
Level total of Q1-4 inclusive.
(Focus Lang. AO:1,2, 3 & 4)
Ongoing SPaG work to underpin each unit based on the CGP KS3 Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar Workbook and supplemented by resources/activities as appropriate to teaching group.
‘Magic 3’ Independent Reading Programme to be undertaken as ongoing reading for pleasure – 1 book per term supported by related task from ‘Magic 3’ grid.
Assessment tasks and progress work will lead and guide the pupils towards increased independence of study in preparation for the requirements of the GCSE Language and Literature syllabus and concludes KS3 lead into the introduction and development of the skills required.