GLF Schools

GLF Schools

GLF Schools was founded in 2012 in order to enable the federation of Glyn School (an academy in 2011) and Danetree Junior School. Together, we began our journey to become a MAT of more than 1000 talented staff working with over 10,000 children in 40 schools across 5 regions in southern England.

English Literature - Key Stage 5

We look to foster and develop a love of language and literature that will challenge students to develop morally, academically and culturally.

Year 12 sequence of lessons

Literature Year 12 

Teacher 1:

  • Frankenstein 

Teacher 2:

  • Romantic poetry 

Teacher 1:

  • Frankenstein

Teacher 2:

  • Romantic poetry 

Teacher 1:

  • The Handmaid’s Tale 

Teacher 2:

  • Post-2000 poetry

Teacher 1:

  • The Handmaid’s Tale 

Teacher 2:

  • Post-2000 poetry 

Teacher 1:

  • Comparative prose making connections - subject knowledge 

Teacher 2:

  • Comparative poetry making connections -

Subject knowledge  

Teacher 1:

  • Comparative prose exam technique

  • Intro to Drama/ Shakespeare 

Teacher 2:

  • Comparative poetry exam technique

  • Intro to Coursework

Why we sequence the scheme of work this way

  • As Frankenstein is a piece of Romantic fiction there is a clear contextual link between the two texts 

  • The ‘overlap’ between the two texts and the ability to apply knowledge from other areas supports students in their transition to A Level 

 
  • Students have been at school sufficiently long length of time to build relationships with staff and students to be able to tackle sensitive subject matter

  • Atwood draws on a variety of contexts to inform her writing of this novel - students are better equipped at this point in the the year for the necessary research required. 

 
  • Students need to have completed both texts in their entirety before they are able to make the connections between the two texts at a sophisticated level. 

 

Year 13 sequence of lessons

Subject

Half Term 1 

Half Term 2 

Half Term 3 

Half Term 4 

Half Term 5

Half Term 6

Literature Year 13

 
  • Tragedy: King Lear 

  • Coursework 

  • King Lear

  • A Streetcar Named Desire

  • Interleaved with coursework 

  • PPE preparation and feedback 

 
  • Revision of Prose 

  • Revision of poetry 

 
  • Revision of all set texts 

Exams/N/A

Why we sequence the scheme of work this way

  • Coursework requires independent working skills. Completing EPQ/Year 12 prepares students for the skills required for this unit

  • Year 13 Students are better prepared to tackle both the language and the sensitive issues portrayed in the two dramatic texts  

  • By studying plays alongside one another students have a better understanding of how genre and form influence the presentation of ideas alongside the importance of the context. 

  • Students have had sufficient time to study both texts in their entirety to be able to complete the style of questions required on this exam unit 

   

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