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English: Key Stage 5

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.

 

 

English Literature:

Students will sit the AQA English Literature (Specification A) A Level.

Text Choices:

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

Assessment:

Students will sit two examinations at the end of year 13 as well as completing an independent NEA.

Paper Title

Paper Break Down

Paper One

 

Love through the Ages

 

3 Hours

 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

Paper Two

 

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.

 

Curriculum Plan

Year One:

Year Two:

English Language

Students will sit the AQA English Language A level 

Recommended Text Books:

  • AQA English Language- Dan Clayton - Oxford University Press
  • A/AS Level English Language for AQA Student Book- Cambridge University Press
  • Cambridge Topics in English Language- Various Authors

 

Assessment:

Students will sit two examinations at the end of year 13 as well as completing two independent NEA. 

Paper Title

Paper Break Down

Paper One

 

Language, the Individual and Society

 

 

2 Hours 30 Minutes

Section A- Textual variations and representations

Two texts linked by theme or topic

(One contemporary and one older text)

- A question requiring analysis of one text (25 Marks)

- A question requiring analysis of a second text (25 Marks)

- A question requiring comparison of the two texts (20 Marks)

Section B – Children’s language development

A discursive essay on children’s language development with a choice of two questions where the data provided will focus on spoken, written or multimodal language (30 Marks)

Paper Two

 

Language diversity and change

 

 

2 Hours 30 Minutes

Section A- Diversity and change

One question from a choice of two about language diversity and language change (30 Marks)

Section B- Language Discourses

- Two texts about a topic linked to the study of diversity and change A question requiring analysis of how the texts use language to present ideas, attitudes and opinions (40 Marks)

- A directed writing task linked to the same topic and the ideas in the text (30 Marks)

 

Non- exam Assessment- Language in Action

 

 

Task One:

A language investigation (2,000 words excluding data)

 

Task Two:

A piece of original writing and commentary (1500 words in total)

 

Curriculum Plan:

Year One:

Year Two: