Planning the year with Access to English: Literature
The following is meant as an aid in planning the school year with Access. The plan is kept intentionally bare as we have made no attempt to indicate which texts should be studied in the chapters. This is left entirely up to the teacher who is the best judge of how much time should be spent on each text and which texts can be eliminated.
The school year consists of approximately 36 weeks which are divided into two terms of 18 weeks. These terms include autumn and winter break, Easter vacation, mock exams in the autumn and spring etc. In reality, therefore, we have far fewer weeks in which to cover material and evaluate progress. The following teaching plan takes this into account as the plan covers fewer than 36 weeks in total.
We have divided the teaching plan into 7 time periods – 4 time periods in the autumn term and 3 in the spring term, ending approximately around May 1st. Conveniently enough, there are also seven chapters in the book! In order to simplify matters we have followed the order of the chapters in the book. The order in which the chapters are taught, however, can be changed at will in order to comply more closely with individual preferences.