English Language and Literature

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About the subject

Explore the power and influence of the spoken and written word.
Consider and analyse how language and literature can impact an individual, a community or an entire society.
Make personal and perceptive readings of texts.
Apply your knowledge and understanding of language in creative writing.

Entry Requirements

Grade 6+ in both English Language and English Literature

Year 12 Topics

Telling Stories:
Remembered places - the representation of place: Anthology of texts linked to the city of Paris
Imagined worlds - point of view and genre in The Handmaid's Tale
Poetic voices -the forms and functions of poetic voice in the poetry of John Donne

Exploring Conflict:
Writing about society - the role of the individual in society and re-creative writing based on The Kite Runner
Dramatic Encounters - conflict in the drama A Streetcar Named Desire

Non-exam Assessment:
A personal investigation that explores a specific technique or theme in both literary and non-literary discourse.

Year 13 Topics

Completion of Non-exam Assessment
Revision of content introduced in Year 12
Exam skills

Exams

You will have two exams in the summer of Year 13
Paper 1: Telling Stores (40% of grade)
Paper 2: Exploring Conflict (40% of grade)
You also complete an NEA (20% of grade)

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