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English Language & English Literature KS 5

KS5    Edexcel A Level English Language

Year 12:

Half term Curriculum focus Landmark assessment
Autumn 1 Introduction to English Language – study of key frameworks including context, graphology, phonology, lexis/semantics and grammar.  

 

Extended response comparing 2 texts

Autumn 2 Introduction to Child Language Acquisition – focusing on how children acquire speech and theories of language acquisition

 

Introduction to Language and Identity – students will study how writers/speakers use language to convey their persona

Spring 1 Child Language Acquisition – revision of stages and theories.

 

Students will study how children develop literacy skills.

 

Students will continue to study how language is used to shape identity in written and spoken texts.

Year 12 mock exam

 

Spring 2 Poetry anthology – students will continue studying poems focusing on imagery, structure and theme and comparison between poems. Essay question comparing poems.
Summer 1 Revision for Language and Identity paper

 

Revision for Child Language Acquisition paper

Year 12 mock exam

 

Year 12 mock exam

Summer 2 Introduction to coursework – guided study of different genres for coursework.

 

Introduction to Language Variation – overview of the development of English Language over time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 13:

Half term Curriculum focus Landmark assessment
Autumn 1 Child Language Acquisition – revision of how children acquire speech

 

Language and Identity – revision of key frameworks and linguistic terms to support comparison of texts

 

 

Coursework – Crafting Language – students choose their own genre of writing to produce 2 pieces of writing for different audiences

 

 

Language Variation – students will study the key historical periods of development in English and key features that have changed over time.

End of year 12 assessment

 

End of year 12 assessment

 

 

 

First draft of coursework

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn 2 Coursework – Crafting Language – revision and editing of coursework by students

 

Language Variation and Identity

Final draft of coursework

 

 

Essay question comparing 2 texts from different periods/writers

Spring 1 Child Language Acquisition – revision of how children develop literacy skills

 

Coursework – Crafting Language – planning and writing a commentary

 

Language Investigation Study – students choose an area based on pre-release topics set by the board

Essay question from past paper

 

Draft of commentary completed

Spring 2 Language Variation and Identity – students use past papers to put analytical skills into practice

 

Coursework – Crafting Language – students produce final version of commentary to accompany coursework

Essay questions completed

 

 

 

Completed commentary submitted for coursework

Summer 1 Revision for A Level Exams Past paper questions
Summer 2 Revision for A Level exams Terminal exams completed

 

 

 

 

 

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