Why study this course?
English Literature is an integral part of the KS4 curriculum and is compulsory study for all students. Through this course they will learn:
- To develop the skills to read for deeper meaning.
- How to write from different character’s points of view.
- To explore the importance of themes and ideas in different texts.
- How writers use form, structure and language to create different effects.
- To develop your analytical response to a wide range of texts.
- How to explain your views on poetry, prose and drama.
Students will study from a wide range of texts, spanning the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Students will study Macbeth or Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, `A Christmas Carol´ by Charles Dickins and `An Inspector Calls´ by J. B. Priestley. Students will also study a wide range of poetry using the AQA Poetry Anthology. The course is structured to give students a clear understanding of the relationships between writer and audience, as well as between text and the context in which it was written and received.
How will I be assessed?
The literature course culminates in two exams at the end of Year 11.
|Exam 1 – 40%
Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel
1 hour 45 minutes
19th century literature
|Exam 2 – 60%
Modern texts and poetry
2 hours 15 minutes
Poetry (from the Anthology)Unseen poetry
To find out more information:
Speak to Miss Lovegrove, Head of English or look on the AQA exam board website: www.aqa.org.uk