English Language and Literature
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.
Grade 6+ in both English Language and English Literature
Year 12 Topics
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
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
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
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)