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 Language and 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

Language and Literature Year 12 

  • The Great Gatsby

  • Browning

  • The Great Gatsby

  • Browning

  • PPE preparation 

  • PPE preparation and feedback 

  • Introduction to Paris/ Paris 

  • Paris 

  • PPE preparation and feedback 

  • Introduction to Dystopia/ The Handmaid’s Tale 

  • Introduction to coursework/NEA  

Why we sequence the scheme of work this way

  • Browing used as a transition unit between 11 and 12 (only assesses AO1 and AO2 )

  • TGG reading used for summer transition work  builds on writing skills at GCSE and commentary writing develops to Advanced level 

  • Builds on understanding of tragedy from Yr 11 

 
  • AQA advice is to interleave across the course

  • Complexity of the requirements and terminology 

  • Paris texts need to be begun ahead of NEA in Summer 

  • Complexity of the requirements and terminology mean this cannot take place during the transition period 

  • AQA advice is to interleave across the course

 
  • Enables students to complete the required reading for both units across the summer

  • NEA uses skills closely linked with Paris and so it is necessary for students to have covered these texts already 

Year 13 sequence of lessons

Subject

Half Term 1 

Half Term 2 

Half Term 3 

Half Term 4 

Half Term 5

Half Term 6

Lang-Lit Year 13

  • NEA/ coursework 

  • Intro to A Streetcar Named Desire 

  • The Handmaid’s Tale 


 
  • A Streetcar Named Desire 

  • The Handmaid’s Tale

  • Revision of Year 12 materials ahead of PPE 

  • PPE feedback 

  • Deadline for NEA to be submitted 

  • A Streetcar Named Desire

  • Paris spoken language texts 

  • Revision of all texts  - process activities (develop knowledge and understanding) 

.Revision of all texts  - exam skills and practice 

Exams 

Why we sequence the scheme of work this way

  • Summer holidays provides sufficient preparation time- reading and research 

  • Requires independent working skills acquired across the course 

  • Examiner feedback shows that this has previously been a lower performing unit so we have moved it to Year 13 to ensure students have required skillset.

  • ASND interleaved with spoken Paris texts in Yr13 following AQA recommendation

  • PPE takes place ahead of Christmas  to ensure revision time is used effectively  

  • ASND interleaved with spoken Paris texts in Yr13 following AQA recommendation

  • Following Pixl model of learning 

  • Following Pixl model of learning/ revision 

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