GCSE English

Teaching plan
English Language
This resource acts as a guide on how to teach our new GCSE English Language (8700) specification.
It is part of a series of five guides designed by teachers to give you a choice from different options. This option covers a one year course.
Half term 1 Language Assessment Notes Reading Writing Spoken Language
Use of AQA reading resource to introduce the study of English Language –
Explorations in Creative Reading
Lg-AO1
Lg-AO2
Lg-AO4
Skills development –
writing to describe and narrate
Lg-AO5
Lg-AO6
Teach presentation skills/structure/
planning
Lg-AO7
Lg-AO8
Lg-AO9
Language Paper 1
Section A
Four reading questions on a C20 or C21 prose fiction text.
Reading approaches to C20 and C21 texts:
 Use of reading time.
 Working way through sections of the text.
 Building confidence and independence.
Half term 2 Language Assessment Notes Reading Writing Spoken Language
Use of AQA reading pack to introduce the study of English Language –
Viewpoints and Perspectives
Lg-AO1
Lg-AO2
Lg-AO3
Skills development – writing to present a point of view
Lg-AO5
Lg-AO6
Teach presentation skills/structure/
planning
Lg-AO7
Lg-AO8
Lg-AO9
Language Paper 2
Section A
Four reading questions on a C19 and C20 or C21 non-fiction and literary non-fiction texts.
Understanding of perspectives and viewpoints.
Understanding different methods writers use to convey meaning.
Ways of comparing texts.
How to synthesise information from two texts.
Half term 3 Language Assessment Notes Reading Writing Spoken Language
As half term 1
As half term 1
Secure presentational skills ahead of assessment opportunity.
Spoken Language
assessment
Half term 4 Language Assessment Notes Reading Writing Spoken Language
As half term 2
As half term 2
Secure presentational skills ahead of assessment opportunity.
Spoken Language
assessment
Half term 5 Language Assessment Notes Reading Writing Spoken Language
Exam technique – timings, planning, full understanding of requirements of each question