English Literature

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English Literature presents worlds that are both familiar and unfamiliar; spaces in which we can learn and explore both emotionally and intellectually. You will develop sophisticated arguments and make personal and perceptive readings of texts.

Entry Requirements

Grade 6+ in both English Language and English Literature

Year 12 Topics

Aspects of tragedy:
Othello
Death of a Salesman
Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Elements of political and social protest writing:
The Kite Runner
The Handmaid's Tale
Blake poetry

Non-exam assessment: Theory and independence
Study of two texts: one poetry and one prose text, informed by study of the Critical Anthology

Year 13 Topics

Revision of all content covered in Year 13
Completion of NEA
Exam skills

Exams

You will have two exams in the summer of Year 13:
Paper 1: Literary Genres - Aspects of tragedy
Paper 2: Texts and genres - Elements of political and social protest writing

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