Year 9 Curriculum

Year

Term/Theme

Unit Title

Duration

Key Outcomes

9

 Autumn 1

Outsiders

6 weeks

Reading

 

to trace the development of themes and ideas in a text

 

to interpret layers of meaning through analytical essay– How does Hinton represent the theme of social class in The Outsiders?

9

Autumn 2

How do I write a narrative?

6 weeks

Writing

 

To understand the qualities that make a good narrative

To plan and create your own mini-saga

To write an effective short story that is appropriate to format, audience and purpose

9

Spring 1

War Poetry – Propaganda or Truth?

6 weeks

Reading

 

To create a personal response to a poem

 

To analyse in essay form – is war poetry propaganda or truth?

9

Spring 2

Media – How does the media present reality?

 

 

6 weeks

Speaking and Listening

 

To present a reasoned and well constructed argument

 

Writing in response to media text

 

Essay – ‘The media puts a great emphasis on image and therefore on young people’ What are your views on this statement?

9

 

 

Summer 1

GCSE – Preparation

Of Mice and Men

8 Weeks

 

Reading

 

To understand how an author crafts a text – language, theme, character and setting

9

Summer 2