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St Thomas More

Catholic School


Curriculum Overview

Year 10

Year 11

Introduction to modern drama - Blood Brothers/An Inspector Calls to understand the plot and have a secure knowledge of key characters.

In depth revision of DNA*/An Inspector Calls

From September 2022* Blood Brothers replaces DNA

19th Century Text

Preparation for whole school exams - English Language Papers one and two

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - reading of novel

Introduction of key themes/characters

In depth revision -  The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

English Language Paper 2 focusing on Q5 viewpoints; leads on to Speaking and Listening 8700C of GCSE Language exam assessment.  In-depth study of themes, characters, historical context, writers intentions.

2-week Introduction of AQA Power and Conflict poetry/unseen.

Departmental Lit Mocks - An Inspector Calls/DNA, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (Literature Paper 1)

In depth revision of Macbeth and Unseen Poetry (Literature Paper 2) - Exam style mock - in class Literature Paper 2

Macbeth - reading of play

Introduction of key themes/characters

Whole school full mock exams

Revision of all papers

English Language papers 1 and 2

English Literature papers 1 and 2

Revise English Lit papers 1 and 2 - short assessment of all texts.

English Language Paper 1

Final speaking and listening presentations English Language 8700C

Personalised class revision of all texts and language papers based on mock exam data

External GCSE exams begin

English Language Paper 2

Official end of year Mocks English Language Paper 1 and 2.

External GCSE Exams

End of GCSE two-year course.

A level English Literature taster day.

Power and Conflict AQA anthology