This course is ideal for learners who enjoy analysing poetry, novels and plays. The context of the works and critical views of the texts are also important aspects. A willingness to engage with the viewpoints of others is crucial to succeed in this course. Students will study two plays, two novels which you will compare, and a selection of modern and pre-1900 poetry.
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Who is this course aimed at?
This course is aimed at students who:
- Enjoy reading books, engaging with drama, prose and poetry texts, through the ages;
- Enjoy sharing ideas in discussion;
- Are interested in how writers use words, phrases and sentences to influence an audience;
- Would like to progress to study English at Higher Education;
- Would like to go into employment in journalism or related careers.
What will you learn?
This course is assessed by coursework (20%) and exams (80%). The Units are: Drama
- Tragedy: A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams;
- Comedy: Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare.
- Frankenstein by Mary Shelley;
- Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro.
- Poetry from Forward Anthology Poems of the Decade;
- A selection of Romantic poetry.
- Independent reading to produce one 3000 word essay comparing texts.
What skills will you develop?
Skills students will develop on this course include:
- Analysing and evaluating fiction texts/genres
- Critical reading and annotation behaviours
- Extended analytical essay writing in beginning stages of coursework
- Essay writing
- Meeting deadlines
- Literacy and oracy communication skills
GCSE Grade 5 in English Literature with an average points score 4.6 or above.
How is the course assessed:
This course is assessed by coursework (20%) and exams (80%).