Introduction to yr 10 for yr 9 inquiry


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Introduction to yr 10 for yr 9 inquiry

  1. 1. What do you know?What you need to know at this stage.What is this Inquiry for?Yr 10 IGCSEEnglish Lang/LitLit majorLit Minor
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. Details Further details of these courses will be in the Welcome to Yr 10 document you will receive at the beginning of yr 10.
  7. 7. Sowhy do westudy any of theseoptions?
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. 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?
  12. 12. 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?
  13. 13. 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.
  14. 14. 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!