Year 10 – English

Course and Assessment Overview 2019

Week Content Assessments

Term 1

1

Introduction to course

Text – Excel smart study Year 10

⦿ History of English

⦿ Evolving English – The role of social media

⦿ Latin and Greek roots

⦿ Culture and language

 
2

PAT Testing

⦿ Culture

⦿ Cultural Myths

⦿ Australian stories

⦿ Intercultural stories

Task 1 – Due Week 4

Comprehending a short story 25%

3-5

Short Story

⦿ Narrative structure

⦿ Characterisation

⦿ Voice

⦿ Perspective

⦿ Sentence structure

⦿ Paragraph writing

⦿ Comprehension strategies focus

⦿ A Haunted House Woolf, Virginia

⦿ Other texts TBA

Task 2 – Due Week 5

Create a short story that has a clear voice

25%

6-8

Persuasive writing

⦿ Environmental research

⦿ The impacts humans have on the planet

⦿ Research using persuasive articles

⦿ Persuasive techniques

⦿ Persuasive essay writing and structure

⦿ Referencing

Film – Wall-E

Task 3 – Due Week 8

In-class essay

Persuasive essay 25%

9-10

Advertising

⦿ Context, purpose and audience

⦿ The effects of media, types of texts and text structures

⦿ Analyse a visual text

 

Term 2

1-2

Panel discussions and debate

⦿ Panel discussion format

⦿ Debating techniques and style of debating.

⦿ The importance of debates and the role of the audience.

⦿ What is the role of the moderator?

 
3-4 ⦿ Students will investigate, research and prepare for a panel discussion where they will be required to artfully and critically engage with difficult topics.

Task 4 – Due week 4

Students will investigate, research and prepare for a panel discussion where they will be required to artfully and critically engage with difficult topics. (25%)

5-6

Poetry

⦿ Poetry structure

⦿ Poetic devices

⦿ Aesthetics of poetry

⦿ Style

⦿ Performance poetry

Task 5 – Due Week 6

Create a poem

(25%)

7

Exam revision

 

⦿ Students revise the concepts learned over the semester

⦿ Provide students with a practice exam in the same style as the one they will be given and work through some practice questions, etc.

Exam Revision
8 Exams

Exam Week

Task 6 – Exam

9-10

Shakespeare

⦿ Introduction to Shakespeare

⦿ Documentaries – ‘Elizabethan Rich’ and ‘Elizabethan Poor’

⦿ Dramatic conventions

 

Term 3

1

Shakespeare

⦿ Merchant of Venice Graphic Novel study

⦿ Historical/ Social context

⦿ Antisemitism

⦿ Vocabulary – Investigate Shakespearean English

⦿ The use of puns as literary techniques in comedy

⦿ Characterisation

Task 7 – Due Week 3

Short Answer Test – Students are to complete an unseen short answer test, assessing their comprehension and understanding of the text.

20%

2-5

Merchant of Venice Graphic novel

⦿ Merchant of Venice Graphic Novel study

⦿ Historical/ Social context

⦿ Antisemitism

⦿ Vocabulary – Investigate Shakespearean English

⦿ The use of puns as literary techniques in comedy

⦿ Analysis of characters, plot and language

⦿ Themes

⦿ Comprehension strategies focus

Task 8 – Due Week 5

Merchant of Venice

Oral presentation

25%

6-7

Film

⦿ Facing the Giants

⦿ Film techniques

⦿ Themes and issues

⦿ Film analysis

 
8-9

Exposition

⦿ Film analysis

⦿ Responding to a variety of text types

⦿ Writing to respond

⦿ Paragraph writing

⦿ Essay writing structure

TASK 9 – Due Week 9

(Responding)

Film Essay 20%

Unseen question on Facing the Giants

15%

 

Term 4

1-3

Dystopian Creative Writing

⦿ Maze Runner – novel study

⦿ Narrative conventions

⦿ Genre

⦿ Voice

⦿ Perspective

⦿ Theme

Task 10 – Due Week 3

Short Answer Test – Students are to complete an unseen short answer test, assessing their comprehension and understanding of the text.

25%

4-5

Writing workshop

⦿ Characterisation, setting, plot development

⦿ Descriptive and figurative language

⦿ Creating vivid settings and interesting characters

⦿ Supplementary Dystopian texts (Short stories, poetry)

Task 11 – Due Week 7

Creative writing based on dystopian genre.

25%

6-7

Film study

⦿ Film – TBA

⦿ Dystopian society

⦿ Symbols and motifs in the text

⦿ Themes and issues

⦿ Practice written short answer responses to texts

 
8 Exam Revision  
9 Exam

Exam

-Task 12

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