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Year 7

 Unit: ‘The Ruby In The Smoke’Unit: ‘The Ruby In The Smoke’Unit: ‘Poetry Through the Ages’Unit: ‘Poetry Through the Ages’Unit: ‘Renaissance Literature.’Unit: ‘Renaissance Literature.’Unit: ‘Ruling with Rhetoric.’Unit: ‘Ruling with Rhetoric.’Unit: How to write a complex sentence.
Unit content (lesson order)1. Reading for Meaning in ‘The Story of an Hour’ by Kate Chopin.
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2. Language in ‘The Story of an Hour’.
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3. Form and Structure in ‘The Story of an Hour.’
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4. Evaluation and Personal Response: ‘The Story of an Hour’.
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5. Thinking about space: where do women belong?
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1. The Pied Piper of Hamelin.
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2. Excerpt from ‘A Christmas Carol’.
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3. The storyteller.
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4. Analysing the writer’s use of language.
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5. What is an adjective?
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1. Introduction to poetry.
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2. What makes a poem, a poem?
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3. Big ideas and emotions in poetry.
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4. Open and closed form in poetry.
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5. Imagery.
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1. Structure.

2. Rhyme.
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3. Rhythm.
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4. Metre.
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5. What is a noun?
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1. ‘Death, be not proud’ Part 1.
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2. ‘Death be not proud’ Part 2.
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3. ‘Death be not proud’ Part 3.
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4. ‘Death be not proud’ Part 4.
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5. How to use tenses.
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1. ‘No Man Is An Island.’
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2. ‘If thou must love me’ Part 1.
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3. ‘If thou must love me’ Part 2.
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4. ‘If thou must love me’ Part 3.
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5. ‘If thou must love me’ Part 4.
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6. ‘If thou must love me’ Part 5
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1. Introduction to rhetoric: ethos.
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2.Introduction to rhetoric: logos
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3. Introduction to rhetoric: pathos.
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4. Language in nonfiction texts
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5. Structure in nonfiction texts.
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1. Use a rhetoric framework for writing.
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2. How to persuade a reader.
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2.How to write a speech.
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3. Writing a speech using rhetoric.
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4. Analysing persuasive texts.
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5.How to check that your apostrophes are correct.
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1.How to write a complex sentence.
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2. How to spell plural nouns.
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3.How to memorise tricky spellings.
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4.Past and present tense.
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5.Reading skills.
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Notes (how to do the work)Watch all of the lessons and do all of the activities that go with them. Remember to do them in this order.Watch all of the lessons and do all of the activities that go with them. Remember to do them in this order.Watch all of the lessons and do all of the activities that go with them. Remember to do them in this order.Watch all of the lessons and do all of the activities that go with them. Remember to do them in this order.Watch all of the lessons and do all of the activities that go with them. Remember to do them in this order.Watch all of the lessons and do all of the activities that go with them. Remember to do them in this order.Watch all of the lessons and do all of the activities that go with them. Remember to do them in this order.Watch all of the lessons and do all of the activities that go with them. Remember to do them in this Watch all of the lessons and do all of the activities that go with them. Remember to do them in this order.

Year 8

 Unit: ‘Dystopian Worlds’Unit: ‘Dystopian Worlds’Unit: Protest PoetryUnit: Protest PoetryUnit: Unit: ‘Shakespeare’Unit: ‘Wondrous World’Unit: ‘Wondrous World.’Unit:
Unit content (lesson order)1. Someone might be watching – an introduction to dystopian fiction.
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2. Why do people follow the crowd?
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3. Conformity.
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4. Total control in North Korea.
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5. The ten commandments.
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6. Stalin: A brutal legacy uncovered.
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1. Why teens find the end of the world so appealing.
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2. The machine stops.
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3. Brave New World.
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4. Excerpts from We.
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5. What is a comma?
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1. Introduction to poetry.
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2. What makes a poem, a poem?
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3. Big ideas and emotions in poetry.
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4. Imagery.
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5. How to link ideas in sentences.
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1. Personification.
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2. Simile and metaphor.
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3. Sound and rhyme.
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4. Reading and Exploring ‘Torture’ and ‘We Alone Can Devalue Gold’ by Alice Walker.
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5. How to punctuate direct speech.
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1. ‘Good Bones.’
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2. ‘To The Indifferent Women.’
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3. ‘Caged Bird.’
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1. Audience and social attitudes.
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2. Beliefs and superstition.
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3. Shakespeare’s life.
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4. The legacy of William Shakespeare
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5. Excerpts from ‘Romeo and Juliet’.
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1. Language in nonfiction texts.
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2. Structure in nonfiction texts.
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3. Strength in numbers.
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4. What is earth?
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5.Past and present tense.
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1. Analysing persuasive texts.
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2. Tiny plastic, big problem.
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3.How to use subordinating conjunctions.
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4. Global warming
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5. Genetically modified salmon: food or Frankenfish?
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6. How to use suffixes.
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1. Malala: a normal yet powerful girl.
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2. Water scarcity.
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3. Drones put spying eyes in the sky.
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4. Building an argument. Writing nonfiction.
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5. How to persuade a reader.
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Notes (how to do the work)Read the text and then answer the guiding questions. Complete the assessment questions. Click on discussion and watch: show me how to lead effective discussions. Answer the question, explaining your point of view. evidence from the text. Read the texts and then answer the guiding questions. Watch all of the lessons and do all of the activities that go with them. Remember to do them in this order.Watch all of the lessons and do all of the activities that go with them. Remember to do them in this order. Read the poems and complete the activities.Read the texts and answer the questions. Watch all of the lessons and do all of the activities that go with them. Remember to do them in this order.Watch the lessons or work through the learning on the website and then answer the questions.Watch the lessons or work through the learning on the website and then answer the questions.Watch the lessons or work through the learning on the website and then answer the questions.Watch the lessons or work through the learning on the website and then answer the questions.

Year 9

 Unit: ‘Gothic’Unit: ‘Gothic’Unit: ‘Power and Conflict’Unit: ‘Power and Conflict’Unit: ‘Ruling with Rhetoric’Unit: ‘Ruling with Rhetoric.’Unit: ‘Of Mice and Men.’Unit: ‘Of Mice and Men.’Unit:
Unit content (lesson order)1. What Gothic fiction means.
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2. What Gothic conventions are.
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3. Gothic characters.
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4. Gothic themes.
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5. Understanding authorial intent and how to use this to develop analysis.
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6. Scientists clone human embryo make stem cells.
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7. Analysing language in Frankenstein.
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1. Understanding authorial intent and how to use this to develop analysis
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2. Settings and the Gothic.
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3. What is a comma?
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4. The Tell-Tale-Heart.
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5. The Raven.
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6. The Cask of Amontillado.
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1. Introduction to poetry.
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2. What makes a poem, a poem?
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3. Big ideas and emotions in poetry.
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4. Introduction to poetry.
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5. Who were the Romantics?
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1. Themes of Romanticism.
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2. ‘London’ Part 1.
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3. ‘London’ Part 2.
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4. ‘Ozymandias’ Part 1.
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5. ‘Ozymandias’ Part 2.
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1. President Obama’s speech to school children.
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2. Malala: a normal yet powerful girl.
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3. Why I refuse to say I ‘fight’ my disability.
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4. How to use a semicolon.
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5. How to use a semicolon in a list.
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1. Speech on slavery.
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2. Steve Jobs’ speech.
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3. ‘A Time for Choosing’ speech.
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4. How to check that your apostrophes are correct.
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5. How to link ideas in sentences.
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1. ‘To A Mouse.’
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2. Context of ‘Of Mice and Men.’
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3. Plot summary of ‘Of Mice and Men.’
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4. Read ‘OMAM’ free online on:
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5. Themes in ‘OMAM’.
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1.Characters in ‘OMAM’.
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2. Form, structure and language in ‘OMAM’.
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3.’Burning a Book’.
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4. ‘The New Colussus’.
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5.How to use subordinating conjunctions.
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1. Building an argument. Writing nonfiction.
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2.How to persuade a reader.
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3. Language in nonfiction texts.
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4.Structure in nonfiction texts.
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5. How to write a formal letter.
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Notes (how to do the work)Watch all of the lessons and do all of the activities that go with them. Remember to do them in this order.Read the texts and then answer the guiding questions. Watch all of the lessons and do all of the activities that go with them. Remember to do them in this order.Watch all of the lessons and do all of the activities that go with them. Remember to do them in this order.Watch the lessons or work through the learning on the website and then answer the questions.Watch the lessons or work through the learning on the website and then answer the questions.Read ‘Of Mice and Men’ online for free using the website provided in number 4. Watch the lessons or work through the learning on the website and then answer the questions.Watch the lessons or work through the learning on the website and then answer the questions.Watch the lessons or work through the learning on the website and then answer the questions.

Year 10

 Unit:Unit:Unit:Unit:Unit: ‘An Inspector Calls.’Unit: ‘An Inspector Calls.’Unit: ‘Writer’s viewpoints and perspectives.’Unit: Writer’s viewpoints and perspectives.’Unit: ‘Spoken Language’
Unit content (lesson order)1. My Last Duchess (Part 1).
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2. My Last Duchess (Part 2).
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3. Ozymandias (Part 1).
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4. Ozymandias (Part 2): Language, Form and Structure.
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5. Tissue (Part 1).
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6. Tissue (Part 2).
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7. Exposure.
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1. ‘The Emigree’ Part 1.
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2. ‘The Emigree’ Part 2.
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3. ‘Checking Out Me History’ Part 1.
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4. ‘Checking Out Me History’ Part 2.
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5. Comparing poems in the ‘Power and Conflict’ cluster.
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1. Excerpt from ‘A Christmas Carol’: Marley’s ghost.
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2. Redemption (Part One).
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3. Redemption (Part Two).
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4. Social responsibility and charity (Part 1).
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5. Social responsibility and charity (Part 2).
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1. Revise Paper 1.
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2. What do AQA examiners want in descriptive writing?
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3. Scrooge Part 1.
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4. Scrooge Part 2.
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5. Form, structure and language in ‘A Christmas Carol.’
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1. Context.
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2. Priestley’s background.
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3. Staging the play.
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4. Character introductions.
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5. Mr Birling.
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6. The Inspector.
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1. The generational divide.
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2. The inspector’s identity.
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3. Collective social responsibility.
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4. Hope for change and the younger generation.
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5. Form, structure and language in ‘An Inspector Calls.’
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1. Nonfiction text types.
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2. Purpose and audience.
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3. Language and structure.
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4. How to analyse an extract.
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5. How to use a semicolon.
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1. How to compare texts.
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2. Audience, purpose and form.
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3. Writing nonfiction.
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4. Using language effectively.
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5. How to use a semicolon in a list.
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1. ‘The Man In The Arena’ speech.
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2. Emma Watson’s ‘He For She’ speech.
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3. Steve Jobs’ speech.
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Notes (how to do the work)Watch all of the lessons and do all of the activities that go with them. Remember to do them in this order.Watch all of the lessons and do all of the activities that go with them. Remember to do them in this order.Watch all of the lessons and do all of the activities that go with them. Remember to do them in this order.Watch the Youtube videos and make notes. Watch the lessons and complete the activities.Watch the lessons or work through the learning on the website and then answer the questions.Watch the lessons or work through the learning on the website and then answer the questions.Watch the lessons or work through the learning on the website and then answer the questions.Watch the lessons or work through the learning on the website and then answer the questions.Watch the lessons or work through the learning on the website and then answer the questions.

Year 11

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Unit content (lesson order)6. Excerpt from ‘A Christmas Carol’: Marley’s ghost.
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7. Redemption (Part One).
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8. Redemption (Part Two).
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9. Social responsibility and charity (Part 1).
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10. Social responsibility and charity (Part 2).
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11. Method to plan and write brilliant description.
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12. Improve your description by 2 grades.
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1. Paper 2 Question 5.
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2. Paper 2 Question 1.
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3. Paper 2 Question 2.
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4. Paper 2 Question 3.
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5. Paper 2 Question 4.
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6. Key themes in ‘A Christmas Carol.’
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7. Form, structure and language in ‘A Christmas Carol.’
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8. ‘A Christmas Carol’ sample exam question.
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1. Revise Paper 1.
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2. Revise Paper 1 Question 4.
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3. ‘Macbeth’ historical context.
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4. Shakespeare, tragedy and the tragic hero.
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5. ‘Macbeth’ and the natural order. Part 1.
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6. ‘Macbeth’ and the natural order. Part 2.
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1. Language and Structure.
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2. ‘The Man In The Arena’ speech.
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3. Descriptive Writing. Paper 1 Question 5.
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1. ‘Macbeth’ and the supernatural Part 1.
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4. ‘Macbeth’ and the supernatural Part 2.
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5. The Tragic Hero Part 1.
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6. The Tragic Hero Part 2.
1. Responding to a fiction text.
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2. Top tips for narrative writing.
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3. Responsibility Part 2 in ‘An Inspector Calls.’
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4. Responsibility Part 2 in ‘An Inspector Calls.’
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5. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.
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6. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.
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7. Dramatisation in ‘An Inspector Calls.’
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8. Challenging class and gender in ‘An Inspector Calls’ Part 1.
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1. Transactional writing.
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2. Steve Jobs’ speech.
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3. Writing a speech.
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4. The generational divide in ‘An Inspector Calls.’
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5. The generational divide in ‘An Inspector Calls.’
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6. Form, structure and language in ‘An Inspector Calls.’
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7. ‘An Inspector Calls’ sample exam question.
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1. Language Paper 1, Question 3.
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2. Writing to persuade – grade 8 and 9.
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3. Language Paper 1, Question 4.
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4. What do AQA examiners want in descriptive writing?
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5. The best method to achieve grade 9 for the unseen poetry question.
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6. Top grade unseen poetry essay.
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Notes (how to do the work)Watch all of the lessons and do all of the activities that go with them. Remember to do them in this order. After you have watched the Youtube videos (number 6 and 7), use the picture shown in the first Youtube video (number 6) to plan and write your own descriptive writing.Read the text and answer the questions. Watch the Youtube videos on how to answer question 1-4 in Paper 2 and add to your revision notes.Watch the Youtube videoes and makes notes. Watch all of the lessons and do all of the activities that go with them. Remember to do them in this order. Read the speech and answer the questions. Watch the Youtube video and add to your revision notes. Watch all of the lessons and do all of the activities that go with them. Remember to do them in this order.Watch all of the lessons and do all of the activities that go with them. Remember to do them in this order. On the Bitesize website, you need to revise by completing the activities and then test your knowledge.Watch all of the lessons and do all of the activities that go with them. Remember to do them in this order.

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