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Year 10 Curriculum Information - English
Examination Board


Topics covered in the Autumn term
  • Autumn 1 – A Christmas Carol
  • Autumn 2 – A Christmas Carol
Topics Covered in the Spring Term
  • Spring 1 – Power and Conflict poetry, unseen poetry
  • Spring 2 – Power and Conflict poetry, unseen poetry
Topics Covered in the Summer Term
  • Summer 1 – An Inspector Calls
  • Summer 2 – An Inspector Calls

Each half-term unit includes either a reading or writing assessment with a specific Assessment Objective focus that reflects the GCSE exam.

Special Requirements/Equipment

All students should have: pens, pencils, highlighters, a ruler and glue along with their own copies of the Literature set texts.

Home Learning

Two English HL will be set each week

Reading List
  • 1984  – George Orwell
  • A Farewell to Arms  – Ernest Hemingway
  • Anita and Me  – Meera Syal
  • The Book Thief – Markus Zusak
  • Brighton Rock – Graham Greene
  • The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
  • The Color Purple – Alice Walker
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time  – Mark Haddon
  • Dracula – Bram Stoker
  • Enigma – Robert Harris
  • Fever Pitch – Nick Hornby
  • Girlfriend in a Coma – Douglas Coupland
  • The Great Gatsby – F.Scott Fitzgerlad
  • Lord of the Flies - William Golding
  • Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
  • White Teeth – Zadie Smith
  • Woman in Black – Susan Hill
  • Never Let me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro
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Sets are initially based upon KS2 NC Levels and Cat scores. They are reviewed regularly by the HoD, and the English team. Parents will be informed if a set move is necessary.

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