English LIT 10 curriculum guide (2).pdf

I would like to take the opportunity to inform you of the curriculum to be studied by your child in Year 10 English Literature. Please note that marks will be rewarded for your child’s progress in this subject; for classwork, projects/assignments, and tests in various formats. Your child will receive ample warning concerning tests.

Cambridge Examinations Syllabus English Literature 0486 (2019).

The following Prose, Drama and Poetry set texts are to be studied over the 2-year course beginning September 2017:

  • Coursebook: Cambridge IGCSE Literature in English
  • · POETRY Songs of Ourselves: The University of Cambridge International Examinations- Anthology of Poetry in English 15 Selected poems
  • · PROSE Stories of Ourselves: The University of Cambridge International Examinations- Anthology of Short Stories 10 selected stories
  • PROSE Mansfield Park Jane Austen
  • · DRAMA Macbeth William Shakespeare
  • · DRAMA A View from the Bridge Arthur Miller

Students will also study texts of their own choice and teacher’s choice which will facilitate learning and give students a global and historical perspective of literature.

The objectives in the English Literature course are:

· Students will be able show detailed knowledge of the content of literary texts in the three main forms –

Drama, Poetry and Prose.

· Understand the meanings of literary texts and their contexts, and explore texts beyond surface meanings to show deeper awareness of ideas and attitudes.

· Recognise and appreciate ways in which writers use language, structure and form to create and shape meanings and effects.

· Communicate a sensitive and informed personal response to literary texts


1st TERM 2nd TERM 3rd TERM

Assignment & Project(AP) 20% 10% 20%

CW/short assessments(CSA) 40% 40% 20%

TESTS/Final 40% 50% 60%

Parents are encouraged to support their child’s learning by taking an active interest in the subject and checking homework, tests, and project schedules. Please do not hesitate in setting up an appointment with me via e-mail if you wish to discuss anything concerning your child.

WEEK's SCHEDULE: Sunday 3 June

  • exam feedback and review
  • Creativity and critical thinking ....THE ARTS for well-being

Instructions given to students

The Assignment/Project tests the following writing assessment objectives as for the Cambridge First Language Syllabus 2019

(20 marks):

W1 articulate experience and express what is thought, felt and imagined

W2 organise facts, ideas and opinions

W3 use a range of appropriate vocabulary

W4 use register appropriate to audience and context

W5 make accurate use of spelling, punctuation and grammar.