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Scheme of Work – Phase 1.

Phase 1 Activities

Looking at the future and creative writing.



Phase 2.

Phase 2 activites

  • Introduce the idea of different types of non-fiction writing and the many jobs that writers do.
  • Introduce the idea of screen-writing.
  • Introduce the film analysis terms – Film Analysis Terms and shot grid. It is probably best if the students produce their own ‘crib’ sheets on film analysis terms, finding or drawing example of each shot types etc.
  • Look at Return of the Jedi Script extracts, without looking at the video get students to guess what type of shots will be used at which points in the text.
  • View the extract and try and work out the differences between the script and the final film – students should try and explain whais different and why they think this is. (If anyone has got the shots spot on – you have a budding film director on your hands!)


  •  Use the comparison grid, with students to help. Scaffold an answer two the question ‘I like this version of the ‘HHG2H’ better than the others because…’.
  • Introduce the idea that an web enabled mobile phone (e.g. an iphone) is a lot like ‘the guide’ – do we live in the future now?  Possible essay.

Phase 3.

Phase 3 activities

  • Watch the 1990’s episode of ‘Electric Dreams’ available on Staff resources/English/Teaching Resources/Year 9/Media SoW/Week 3 (it’s an hour long).
  •  Watch the following video
  • Set up a class debate on whether the internet is a good or a bad thing, students research their side or the argument – you can appoint a chairman etc.
  • GCSE style reading comprehension on Web 2.0 news articles and articles about YouTube (first preparation for the exam).

Phase 4.

Phase 4

  • Students to research and present on Web 2.0 – what do they think it means, how is it different from the original internet, where do they think the internet is going next.
  • Students present their favourite YouTube videos.
  • Look at video blogs and podcasts, look at Youtube – some good examples
  • Students prepare and deliver their own ‘vlog’ on various subjects, which could include ‘How to make…’, ‘Why I hate…’, ‘Why I love…’ They can use cameras, isight cameras on their laptops, mobile phone camera, or borrow a camera from Mrs B. They can work in pairs or small groups.  The best can be uploaded to the English website.

Phase 5 & 6

Phase 5 and 6

Students write a short review of their vlog, what went right, what went wrong, what would they do differently? Students pick an aspect of the scheme of work to produce an article for the website – it can be on any of the areas, but it must inform/explain/describe Presentations of websites Student review. Preparation for exam.