In year 9 we begin our Key Stage 4 studies and focus on the skills that will be examined to succeed at GCSE.
In Year 9 we will study the following:
• A novel
• Writing for different audiences and purposes
• GCSE Controlled Assessments
Skills Covered and Assessment Objectives
AO1 Speaking and listening
Speak to communicate clearly and purposefully;
structure and sustain talk, adapting it to different situations and audiences;
- use Standard English and a variety of techniques as appropriate.
Listen and respond to speakers’ ideas and perspectives, and how they
construct and express meanings.
Interact with others, shaping meanings through suggestions, comments
and questions and drawing ideas together.
- Create and sustain different roles.
Read and understand texts, selecting material appropriate to purpose,
collating from different sources and making comparisons and cross references
- Develop and sustain interpretations of writers’ ideas and perspectives.
Explain and evaluate how writers use linguistic, grammatical, structural and
presentational features to achieve effects and engage and influence the
- Understand texts in their social, cultural and historical contexts.
Write to communicate clearly, effectively and imaginatively, using and
adapting forms and selecting vocabulary appropriate to task and purpose
in ways that engage the reader.
Organise information and ideas into structured and sequenced sentences,
paragraphs and whole texts, using a variety of linguistic and structural
features to support cohesion and overall coherence.
Use a range of sentence structures for clarity, purpose and effect, with
accurate punctuation and spelling.
(At least one third of available credit for AO3 should be awarded to the use
of a range of sentence structures for clarity, purpose and effect, with
accurate punctuation and spelling.)
Tolworth Girls' School & Sixth Form
Tel: 020 8397 3854