English: Key Stage 5 Literature
The department offers two A-Level courses for our Sixth Form students:
•AQA English Literature- Specification A
•AQA English Language
Students in year 12 and 13 are allocated four lessons of English per week, all students will work towards completing the A level in their second year of study.
Students will sit the AQA English Literature (Specification A) A Level.
Students will study:
- William Shakespeare: Othello
- Carol Ann Duffy: Feminine Gospels
- Arthur Miller: All My Sons
- Jeanette Winterson: Oranges are not the only Fruit
- Henrick Ibsen: A Doll’s House
- F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Great Gatsby
Students will sit two examinations at the end of year 13 as well as completing an independent NEA.
Paper Break Down
Love through the Ages
Section A: Othello by William Shakespeare
Section B:Unseen poetry
Section C: Comparison between The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald and pre-1900 poetry
Struggle for Modern Identity
2 Hours 30 Minutes
Section A: Feminine Gospels by Carol Ann Duffy
Section B: Unseen Prose
Section C: Comparison between All My Sons by Arthur Miller and Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson
Non- exam Assessment- Language in Action
Students will have the opportunity to compare two texts of their choice – one written pre-1900 – exploring how a key theme or idea is presented in both. This essay is 2,500 words and is an opportunity for students to demonstrate the skills you have learned during their study.