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Overview

This course will provide invaluable communication skills which will prove essential

for other essay based subjects at school, and also in the workplace, enabling

students to communicate clearly and appropriately both verbally and in writing.

Also, the course will instill the skills necessary for the interpretation of Literature.

The work of the esteemed authors on the curriculum provides essential and

inspirational cultural knowledge. Being able to express themselves clearly will give

students the best possible chance to make valuable contributions to society.

Costs

As the new specifications have linear exams, students will need to have thoroughly

annotated copies of the set texts. Therefore, students are expected to purchase

the three set key English Literature texts through the English Department. The full

cost will be approximately £12.

Trips

There are no compulsory trips associated with either English GCSE.

Pathways

Further Education:

Any further education course will necessitate a pass (currently

Grade 4) of either English Language or English Literature.

University:

English A level is a facilitating subject, useful not just for English but

also any Humanity subject including History, Geography, Archaeology,

Anthropology, Communication Studies, Classical Studies, Law, Politics, Semiotics

and Linguistics and essay based subjects

Career:

Jobs directly related to your degree include: journalism, teaching, writing,

editing, advertising, marketing, public relations.

C

ontent

Year 10

Year 11

AQA English Literature Paper 2:

Animal Farm – George Orwell.

Eduqas Language Component 1:

Twentieth Century Literature

Reading; Writing a Narrative.

AQA Poetry Anthology Poems

Past and Present: Love and

Relationships. Also an unseen

poetry comparison.

Eduqas Language Component 2:

Nineteenth and Twenty-first

Century Non-Fiction Reading;

Writing two pieces of Persuasive

or Transactional Non-Fiction.

AQA English Literature Paper 1:

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll

and Mr Hyde - Robert L

Stevenson.

WJEC Language Component 3:

Spoken Language: Individual

Presentation (Reported

separately as a number on the

GCSE certificate, but forming

no part of the GCSE grade).

AQA English Literature Paper 1:

Macbeth – William Shakespeare.

Revision of all Year 10 English Literature

components.

Eduqas Language Component 1:

Twentieth Century Literature

Reading; Writing a Narrative.

Eduqas Language Component 2:

Nineteenth and Twenty-first

Century Non-Fiction Reading;

Writing two pieces of Persuasive

or Transactional Non-Fiction.

English Language and Literature