What do you know?What you need to know at this stage.What is this Inquiry for?Yr 10 IGCSEEnglish Lang/LitLit majorLit Minor
The coursesLang/Lit All of you are taking the LANG/LIT course next year which leads to an IGCSE in Language in Yr 11. You will have 3 hrs of English for this course per week. We will cover a range of texts to: Develop your understanding of the spoken word and the capacity to participate effectively in a variety of speaking and listening activities To develop your ability to read, understand and respond to material from a variety of sources, and to recognise and appreciate themes and attitudes and the ways in which writers achieve their effects To develop your ability to construct and convey meaning in written language, matching style to audience and purpose. We will continue to build the skills you need for the IB Literature component during this course.
The Lit Major Some of you have elected to study this course. You will have 2 hours of English per week for this course which will lead to an IGCSE in World Literature in Yr 11. This course will focus on developing your skills of being able to: • Read, interpret and evaluate literary texts from different countries and cultures. • Develop an understanding of literal and implicit meaning, relevant contexts and of the deeper themes or attitudes that may be expressed. • Present an informed, personal response to literary texts you have studied. • Explore wider and universal issues and gain skills of empathy, promoting a better understanding of yourselves and of the world around you.
The Lit Minor Those of you who have chosen to study this course will have 1 hr p/w for this course. There is no IGCSE qualification at the end of this course. In this course we will endeavour to continue to foster your love of literature by visiting a range of texts to continue to develop your skills of: Identifying and analysing implied and literal meaning. Presenting an informed and personal opinion Evaluate a range of texts, their features and writer’s techniques.
The Lang/Lit course for allAs part of this course you will complete Paper 1 –makes up 70% of the total qualification. The paper is divided into three sections Coursework in total makes up 30% – you will complete two written assignments. One personal & imaginative piece of writing – assessed for writing One analytical piece – assessed for reading Speaking & Listening Coursework component 1 x Individual Oral 1 x Paired Oral 1 x Group Oral
Details Further details of these courses will be in the Welcome to Yr 10 document you will receive at the beginning of yr 10.
How we express ourselvesin Spoken & Written wordInquiry Unit The purpose of this Inquiry is to investigate why we study Language and Literature at school and our personal connection with language and literature.
Inquiry Units We will start by introducing you to a number of activities in stations, which relate to Language and Literature. You will then choose an aspect connected to Language and Literature, which may be inspired by these stations, that you wish to investigate further as an Inquiry topic. You may choose to work individually or in groups.
The Inquiry Once you have chosen your topic you will spend a number of lessons researching your Inquiry. The findings of your Inquiry research must be demonstrated through the creation of a stand alone product which will be assessed by your peers. Your teacher will guide you through the ways you should Engage, Investigate and Connect with your Inquiry topic.
How do we Expressourselves? Think about the ways we choose to communicate. In groups create a visual mind map on the classroom whiteboards to map these ways. Indentify which you think are he most effective and share these with the other groups, What does this show us about the ways we choose to communicate?
How would you defineLanguage and Literature?What do we mean when we“express” ourselves In your groups discuss how you would define these terms. What are your experiences of Language and Literature at this point in your life? What were your first experiences and how have they developed and changed?
Student Reflection Journal During this Inquiry process you will keep a journal recording your reflections at various stages. This journal will be an integral part of this unit and will be assessed by your teacher at the end of the unit. Please download the IBL Student Journal from the VLE and save in your Inquiry folder Complete questions 1-3.
The Stations Your teacher will introduce the stations you have to choose from and tell you how many stations you should aim to complete in the lesson. You should complete a further Station for homework. Enjoy!