As you are already aware, all year 10 pupils will focus on studying English Language throughout year 10.
Throughout the two years of the course, pupils will read a range of fiction and non-fiction texts as well as continuous and non-continuous texts. Continuous texts could include; autobiography, biography, diaries, speeches, travel writing, short stories, reviews, articles, leaflets, blogs and letters. Non-continuous texts include advertisements, graphs, diagrams, lists, tables and schedules.
Pupils will develop their skills in description, narration, exposition, persuasion and argumentation. In addition to this, pupils will also be required to proofread and edit texts as this is a requirement on the new Language examination paper. Half of the marks available for the writing tasks are allocated to accuracy of spelling, punctuation and grammar. Pupils should work through skills booklets independently and should learn key spellings.
To support this work, pupils will find a variety of fantastic resources available on the English page of the HWB.
Once a fortnight, year 10 pupils will be set homework which will require them to access the HWB in order to complete exam based tasks. These will be in addition to their skills and spelling homework.
Further information can be obtained from your child’s English teacher, Mrs Llewellyn (Head of KS4/Second in Faculty) or Mrs Victor (Head of English Faculty).