- Develop an understanding of a range of extreme sports.
- Study a range of fiction and non-fiction texts.
- Develop writing skills. Students are to cover a reading and writing unit based on a scheme of work written by AN and texts in the Ignite textbook unit 1 In Search.
- A piece of writing to inform, it could be a 'how to' guide to an unusual sport.
- Speaking and listening debate about the advantages and disadvantages of participating in dangerous sports.
- A piece of creative writing.
- Research extreme and unusual sports to be able to inform the class of the associated dangers.
- Study a modern novel.
- Develop an understanding of a modern novel. (Most likely to be 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas').
- Study either: 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas' by John Boyne, 'The Fire Eaters' by David Almond or 'Bog Child' by Siobhan Dowd.
- Writing to argue.
- Analytical writing examining the relationship between the two boys.
- Homework is a research task based on the contrasting lifestyles of the German and the Jewish races.
- Study a Shakespeare play.
- Study 'Macbeth'.
- Explore the language of Shakespeare: historical period, form and author.
- Macbeth: setting, plot, character, their effects. Compare and evaluate a variety of productions and interpretations.
- Creative writing about the use of power.
- Analytical writing examining the reason for Macbeth's downfall.
- Speaking and listening: role play, hot seating.
- Speaking and listening - drama based activities with key scenes.
- Independent research to create a Shakespeare fact file.
- Develop poetry analysis skills.
- Explore a range of poems based on World War One. Students will learn about: context of WW1, background of the key poets, imagery, language features, meaning and tone.
- Explore the Ignite 2 textbook unit 2 'Words of War'.
- Creative writing: create a poem.
- Comparative writing based on two poems.
- Reread the poems and write a 'Desert Island Disc' selection, explaining your choices.
- Analyse the themes and stylistic features of gothic / horror literature.
- Explore a range of non-fiction extracts based on the gothic / horror genre.
- Analyse a range of texts, including 'Dracula', 'The Tell Tale Heart', 'The Raven', 'The Red Room', 'The Hound of the Baskervilles', 'The Woman in Black', 'Frankenstein' and 'Great Expectations' chapters 1 and 8.
- Write an alternative ending or prequel.
- Write your own horror story.
- Speaking and listening: hot seat the characters.
- A 250 word summary of the techniques used in two of the extracts in order to build suspense.
- Analyse how the English language is used today in different contexts.
- Explore different aspects of language and how language is used. This work will be based on unit 6 of Ignite textbook 1, 'Your Language' and unit 6 of Ignite book 2, 'The Power of Communication.'
- Examine the differences between spoken and written language and the way that technology impacts upon our language use.
- A piece of writing to inform and persuade.
- A speaking and listening assessment based on a play script produced by the students.
- Produce a transcript of a piece of formal and informal speech from TV and write a hundred word summary explaining the differences.