Category

Communications

Head of Faculty:  Deana Buchan

E: dbuchan@bohunt.hants.sch.uk; T: 01428 724324

The Communications Faculty at Bohunt School consists of the English, Media and Modern Foreign Languages’ Departments working together in order to strengthen our students’ understanding of communication in the modern world.

Highly skilled and innovative members of staff ensure all our students leave school fully equipped with the necessary skills to live and work in an ever-changing, fast-paced dynamic global space.

English

Our aims are to inspire original and creative thinkers who can articulate complex ideas orally, on paper and on screen. In addition, we also strive to empower our students by providing them with the skills required to critically analyse and evaluate information which allows for informed judgements to be made.

At Key Stage 3, students in English explore and study a range of literature from different eras, including poetry, prose and non-fiction, as well as developing creative writing and analytical reading skills, and we aim to inspire a love of reading that reaches far beyond the classroom.

At Key Stage 4, students in English continue their study of both English Language and Literature with texts of a more complex nature, whilst they also refine the range of skills learned in order to respond to the challenges of GCSE and Advanced Level studies.

Key Stage 3 Curriculum


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Year 7Creative Writing Baseline  AO5 AND AO^
to be completed WB: 10th September
Fantastic BeastsFocus: Shakespeare
Supplementary Focus: Modern Play / Modern Fiction
MASTERY FOCUS – R: AO1 & AO2, W: AO5 & AO6
All students need to complete planned marked exercise based on AO1 and AO2 in the lead up to half term.
A marksheet will be on the system for this informal assessment window – this will help determine banded groups from 29.10.2018
People and PlacesFocus: Classic Fiction
Supplementary Focus: Poetry 
MASTERY FOCUS – R: AO1 & AO2, W: AO5 & AO6
BET Assessment:  to be completed the WB: 14th JanuaryMiss Havisham ExtractList four things…How is Miss Havisham presented in the extract?
ChildhoodFocus: Modern Fiction
Supplementary Focus: Non-fiction
MASTERY FOCUS R: AO1, AO2 & AO4,
W: AO5 & AO6
BET Assessment:  to be completed WB: 6th MaySAMs Paper 1 Pack 1 –
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Complete entire paper

Fiction / Novel Study / Creative Writing / Poetry Competitions / Short Shakespeare Project
Year 8Utopian/DystopianFocus: Classic / Modern Fiction
Supplementary Focus: Poetry 
MASTERY FOCUS – R: AO1 & AO4, W: AO5 & AO6
BET ASSESSMENT:  To be completed WB: 8th OctTo what extent do you agree…?1984 by George Orwell
CrimeFocus: Classic / Modern Fiction
Supplementary Focus: Non-fiction 

MASTERY FOCUS – R: AO1, AO2 & AO3 (CONTEXT),
W: AO5 & AO6
AdventureFocus: Literary Non-fiction
Supplementary Focus: Classic / Modern Fiction
MASTERY FOCUS – R: AO1, AO2 & AO4, W: AO5 & AO6
BET ASSESSMENT:  To be completed WB: 29th AprilSAMs Paper 1, Pack 2 – A Kestrel for a KnaveComplete entire paper
Fiction / Novel Study / Creative Writing / Poetry Competitions / Short Shakespeare Project
Year 9Literature Through the AgesFocus: Shakespeare
Supplementary Focus: Heritage Fiction
MASTERY FOCUS –
AO1, AO2 & AO3 (CONTEXT), W: AO5 & AO6
American StudiesFocus: Modern FictionSupplementary Focus: Literary Non-Fiction/NF
MASTERY FOCUS – AO1, AO2 & AO4, W: AO5 & AO6
BET ASSESSMENT:  To be completed WB: 21st JanTo what extent do you agree…Source choices: 20th century text
GCSE StudyFocus: Non-fiction & An Inspector Calls 
MASTERY FOCUS – R: AO1, AO2 & AO3 (COMPARISON), W: AO5 & AO6
BET ASSESSMENT:  To be completed WB: 3rd JuneSAMs Paper 2 Pack 1 – jobs and exploitation
Complete entire paper.
GCSE mark scheme to be used. 


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LITERATURELiterature Paper 2: Section A
An Inspector Calls -Context-Read whole text-Themes-Characters-Extract analysis-Language and Structure

Literature Paper 2 – Section B 
AQA Conflict and Power Cluster- Cover all power of nature poems+ 2-3 more.



Literature Paper 2 – Section C
– Unseen poetry- Writer’s methods- Comparison


Literature Paper 1Section A
Shakespeare:Macbeth OR Romeo & JulietRead whole text-Themes-Characters-Extract analysis-Language and Structure BET Assessment = Literature Paper 2 SAMsAssessment date = 25.03Students to revise in the lead up to this.

Literature Paper 1Section A cont.
Continue with ShakespeareRead whole text-Themes-Characters-Extract analysis-Language and Structure

Literature Paper 1Section B
19th Century novel – A Christmas Carol OR Jekyll and HydeRead whole text-Themes-Characters-Extract analysis-Language and Structure
LANGUAGELanguage Paper 1
– Writing Section must be covered explicitly
– AOs explicit 
BET Assessment = Writing section of Paper 1 SAMs3


Language Paper 1
– Reading Section must be covered explicitly.
– AOs explicit- Wider range of reading skills
Internal assessment: Reading Section of Paper 1 SAMs3 DEADLINE (in blue folder) – marked by Friday 15th Dec.
Language Paper 2
– Writing Section must be covered explicitly
– AOs explicit
Language Paper 2
– Reading Section must be covered explicitly.
– AOs explicit- Wider range of reading skills




MARK SHEET DEADLINE 12th November 2018REPORT DEADLINE 19th November 2018


MARK SHEET DEADLINE 29th April 2019REPORT: 6th May 2019













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LITERATUREPaper 1 Revision
Romeo and Juliet19th Century Novel
– Context-Read whole text-Themes-Characters-Extract analysis-Language and Structure

Paper 2 Revision
An Inspector CallsAQA Power and Conflict ClusterUnseen Poetry
– Context-Read whole text-Themes-Characters-Extract analysis-Language and Structure
MOCK EXAM: Paper 1 both sections Summer 2018

Paper 1 Revision
Romeo and Juliet19th Century Novel
– Context-Read whole text-Themes-Characters-Extract analysis-Language and Structure

Paper 2 Revision
An Inspector CallsAQA Power and Conflict ClusterUnseen Poetry
– Context-Read whole text-Themes-Characters-Extract analysis-Language and Structure
MOCK EXAM: Paper 2 Summer 2018.

Exam preparation – all exams
Lit Paper 1: Wed 15th May
Lit Paper 2: Thursday 23rd May


LANGUAGEPaper 2 Revision
Mock Exams
You must cover:-Reading Section – AOs/timings explicit
Writing Section – AOs/timings explicit
Paper 1 Revision
You must cover:Reading Section– AOs/timings explicit
Writing Section – AOs/timings explicit
MOCK EXAM: Paper 2 both sections Summer 2018
Paper 1 Revision
Reading Section – AOs/timings explicit
Writing Section – AOs/timings explicit
Paper 2 Revision
Reading Section – AOs/timings explicit
Writing Section – AOs/timings explicit
Mock Exam: Paper 1 Summer 2018
Exam preparation – all exams

Exam preparation – all exams
Lang Paper 1:Tues 4th June
Lang Paper 2: Fri 7th June

WB 8th October: data drop ONLYMOCK FORTNIGHT: 5th November and 12th NovemberEXCEL MARK SHEET DEADLINE: 26th NovemberREPORTS: 3rd December
MOCK FORTNIGHT: 4th March and 11th MarchEXCEL MARK SHEET DEADLINE: 18th MarchREPORTS: 25th March

English Language Paper 1 

Reading Section 

Question 1: Find four things – read the text carefully and only use the lines they give you. 

Question 2: Comment/explain/analyse language (2-3 x paragraphs): 

You should use this structure to ensure you meet each criterion in the mark scheme. 

  • Point: The writer uses _______ …  
  • Evidence: when they describe/write/explain, “….. 
  • Explain effect: This is effective, because… 
  • Challenge – Furthermore, the _____ “….” demonstrates / emphasises / explores / presents… 

Question 3: Comment/explain/analyse structure (2-3 x paragraphs) 

Below are three different paragraphs you should try and include in your answer: 

 Point Evidence Explain 
Paragraph One  > The focus at the beginning of the Source At the beginning of the extract, the writer explores ______, which… …is evident in line(s) ____ to ____. This is effective, as…  Furthermore, it demonstrates / presents / emphasises / explores… 
Paragraph Two  > The focus or change in the source As the extract develops, the focus changes to _____, which… …is presented in line(s) ____ to ____. This is effective, as…  Furthermore, it demonstrates / presents / emphasises / explores… 
Paragraph Three  > Another structural feature: sentence types / syntax / punctuation. The _______ sentence demonstrates ….   OR  More-over, the use of the punctuation _____, which… …is exemplified in line(s) ____ to ____. This is effective, as…  Furthermore, it demonstrates / presents / emphasises / explores… 

Question 4: To what extent do you agree…? (3 x paragraphs) 

You should agree with this statement for the most part, as this is what the examiner is looking for. However, for your final paragraph you can argue your own view of any points that disagree with it. You must evaluate why you have come up with an alternative view. 

Point: I agree that ….  

Evidence: because the writer presents ____, as “….” 

Explain: This demonstrates _____, because…  

Furthermore, the writer’s choice of the _____ “…” suggests… because… 

What else do you need to remember? 

Remember to ensure that you use connectives to start each new paragraph.  

  • If it is an agreement with the earlier paragraph, you could use: similarly, in addition, more-over, equally, likewise… 
  • If it is contradictory to the earlier paragraph, you could use: however, despite this, conversely…  

Writing Section 

Question 5: Different ways to start and structure a descriptive/narrative piece. 

Descriptions 

A developed and detail account of how something appears. It will usually contain a full range of the 5 senses to evoke a picture for the reader. 

Narratives 

A story that explores a selection of connected events.

English Language Paper 2 Revision 

Reading Section 

Question 1: Choose 4 true statements. Remember to read the text carefully and only choose from the section they give you. 

Question 2: Write a summary of differences between… (2-3 x paragraphs) 

You must explore the differences in the text to achieve a pass. 

  • Point: Both sources present… however, in Source A they… 
  • Evidence Source A: …which is presented in “….” 
  • Evidence Source B: This is different to Source B, as they present “…”. 
  • Explain: Therefore, the two sources are different, because … 
  • Challenge: Link to the time period (this may demonstrate your perceptive understanding). 

> You will want to ensure you explain inferences from Source A and Source B when you contrast them in ‘Explain’.  

Question 3: Comment/explain/analyse language (2-3 x paragraphs): 

You should use this structure to ensure you meet each criterion in the mark scheme. 

  • Point: The writer uses _______ …  
  • Evidence: when they describe/write/explain, “….. 
  • Explain effect: This is effective, because… 
  • Challenge – Furthermore, the _____ “….” demonstrates / emphasises / explores / presents… 

Question 4: Compare how the two writers convey their different attitudes or viewpoints to… (2 x paragraphs for Source A and 2 x paragraphs for Source B) 

  • Point: In Source A the writer presents their view of… 
  • Evidence: … which is presented when they describe / explain “….” 
  • Explain: The writer’s use of ____ presents their view of… because / as… 
  • Challenge: Furthermore, the _____ “…” portrays… 

You then have to compare the difference to Source B… 

  • Point: However, in Source B, the writer presents they feel / think … 
  • Evidence: … which is demonstrated when they describe / explain “….” 
  • Explain: The writer’s use of ____ presents their view of… because / as… 
  • Challenge: Furthermore, the _____ “…” portrays 
  • Link: Therefore, Source A is different to Source B, because…  

Writing Section 

AQA have said that they could be assessing your ability to: 

  • Write to explain 
  • Write to argue 
  • Write to persuade 
  • Write to advise/instruct 

ALL of these are asking for you to develop a clear and coherent viewpoint. 

They will always be assessing your ability to write for the correct audience and purpose in the question. You must use a range of persuasive language features and structures. 

Media

The mass media is the major force in society behind the communication of information and the provision of entertainment in today’s society. It is also arguably the most important factor in shaping people’s beliefs and attitudes. GCSE Media sets out to unravel the different strands that contribute to the media and to enable students to gain a critical understanding of these varied elements.

The course explores and evaluates not only the media product itself, but also its means of production, the underlying commercial and industrial forces, and the crucial importance of different audiences. Over the course each class will study at least four topic areas drawn from:

  • TV
  • Film
  • Radio
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines and comics
  • Popular music
  • Digital media

In each case the students must demonstrate a critical awareness of the types of media language employed, the influence of institutions, the nature of representation and the intended and actual audience.

Modern Foreign Languages

In year 7 students study French, Spanish or Mandarin 2 lessons per week. In addition they are beneficiaries of taster courses in two, sometimes 3 further foreign languages on a rotation. This helps students make informed choices about which additional second language to take up on entry to year 8.

It is an expectation that almost all students will pursue a foreign language to GCSE, and in year 9 students will make this choice. There is also the option for some students to take two foreign language GCSEs.

In MFL, students will develop their language skills by studying topics such as lifestyle, leisure, holidays and the environment as well as developing their knowledge of other cultures.

Immersion Languages Teaching

One tutor group in each year group studies a single foreign language intensively. This is done via the immersion or content-led method (CLiL), so that students study a number of subjects through the medium of the foreign language, including art, PE, RE, science or drama. Students in each CLiL tutor group sit GCSE at the end of yr9 and then move onto an advanced languages course for the upper school.

The MFL department also runs a varied and exciting range of trips abroad and foreign exchange visits to help students use their languages in real-life cultural contexts. Our programme includes:

  • Year 7 activity trips during which the activities are led in either French or Spanish
  • Established exchange programmes in year 8 and/or 9 with link schools in France, Germany and Spain
  • An exchange trip to China in Y10 for students studying Mandarin
  • Shorter trips such as those to the German Christmas Markets