English Language Paper 1 and 2 Question 4.  Focus on 19th Century extracts.

This is a brand new Scheme of Work (summer 2019) that will last for a full half term.
The scheme is based on AQA English Language paper 1 and paper 2 skills for Question 4. This is a detailed scheme with a full range of literary fiction and non-fiction that will help to support students and their understanding from Year 9 upwards. There is enough challenge here to still use at Year 10 and 11.

I was very eager to try and push a student’s cultural capital with this, so there are many references that will help introduce them to fiction extracts by Charles Dickens and Arthur Conan Doyle. There are also extracts from Conrad’s The Heart of Darkness.

For paper 2, I have used extracts that AQA have supplied in their own KS3 suggestions. These are still very challenging and will stretch all students. Extracts include David Livingstone, Scott of the Antarctic, Labour and the London Poor. I have also put in some research tasks on the Franklin expedition. As said above, the scheme is designed to expose students to achievements and issues in the 19th Century.

The unit is based on the themes of Gender, European views of other cultures and 19th Century exploration. Each will support issues regarding contextual teaching for the range of AQA Literature KS4 texts.

Homework is included and all lessons are fully complete with full lesson objectives, starters, main tasks and plenaries. There are directions for teachers under some of the slides.

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  • Labour-and-the-London-Poor--Watercress-Girl.pdf
  • 19thC.pptx
  • Another-Murder-in-Whitechapel.docx
  • Heart-of-Darkness-Extracts.docx
  • It's-no-surprise-white-working-class-boys.docx
  • Miss-Havisham.docx
  • New-Miss-Havisham-Q4.docx
  • Scott-of-the-Antarctic.docx
  • David-Livingstone.docx

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Created: Jun 18, 2019


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