CLASS 6LIT SCHEMES
Class is divided between Ms Pitsa Georgiadou and Ms Rebecca Koutsoudis
Component 1: Drama (Ms Pitsa)
Component 2: Prose (Ms Rebecca)
Component 3: Poetry (Ms Pitsa)
Weeks 1 – 12
|Component 2: PROSE
Students will study two thematically linked texts – specifically:
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
Margaret Atwood’s, The Handmaid’s Tale
Thematic Focus for both novels: Science and Society
|Students are expected to:
* Understand how the features of
genre and conventions
operate in the specific prose
* Show awareness of a range of
ways to read texts
* To make connections with a
variety of literary texts to
comprehend the relationship
* To understand how the
contexts are received and
understood to influence
* Use literary terminology
Weeks 13 – 27
|Cover Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale (this will serve as a second reading for the students)||Students will:
* Identify the attitudes and
values expressed in the text
* Combine both prose texts via
the theme of Science and
Society and produce a
sophisticated and well –
structured essay which will
meet the required Assessment
Weeks 28 – 31
|Revision of key features of both novels||Students will:
Produce a written effective argument with textual examples from both novels. In a set time-frame they will reveal a secure written piece exhibiting an evaluative approach with consistent connections between the two texts.
Component 3: Poetry
Students will study a selection of poems from the poetry Authology ‘Poems of the Decade’.
They will consider the concerns and choices of modern – day poets in a selection of contemporary poems. Students will apply their knowledge of poetic form, content and meaning, and develop their skills in comparing an unseen poem with an example of studied poetry.
Students are required to:
*show knowledge and understanding of the function of genre features and conventions in poetry
*show knowledge and understanding of a range of ways to read texts, including reading for detail of how writers use and adapt language, form and structure in texts, responding critically and creatively.
*show knowledge and understanding of a range of literary texts and make connections and explore the relationships between texts
*show knowledge and understanding of the ways texts can be grouped and compared to inform interpretation
*show knowledge and understanding of the contexts in which texts have been produced and received and understanding of how these contexts influence meaning
*communicate fluently, accurately and effectively their knowledge, understanding and critical evaluation of texts.
*identify and explore how attitudes and values are expressed in texts
*use literary critical concepts and terminology with understanding and
*make appropriate use of the conventions of writing in literary studies referring
accurately and appropriately to texts and sources.
Revision of both components – Further essay writing practice.
Component 1: DRAMA
Students will study aspects of the form of drama via one contemporary play. The central focus of the drama study is the literary text.
Students will explore the use of literary and dramatic devices and has meaning are shaped in the chosen play.
Teaching and wider reading addresses the significance and influence of contextual factors.
Students are required to:
*show knowledge and understanding of how playwrights use dramatic forms to shape meaning in drama texts and evoke responses in audiences.
*show knowledge and understanding of the contexts in which texts have been produced and received and understanding of how these contexts influence meaning.
*show knowledge and understanding or a range of literary texts, make connections, and explore the relationships between texts.
*show knowledge and understanding of a range of ways to read and experience texts, responding critically and creatively.
*respond and evaluate texts