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A LEVEL ENGLISH LITERATURE

Whilst studying A Level English, students read a variety of texts covering two genres: comedy and political protest writing. Students will also produce two independent pieces of coursework, giving them the opportunity to examine an author’s intentions across their writing and to critique texts from different ideological standpoints. The key skill fostered is to form an interpretation and support this through a convincing, original argument.

 YEAR 12

 TERM 1

 Comedy: Small Island by Andrea Levy

 Comedy: Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

 TERM 2

 Comedy: The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

 Political Writing: Songs of Innocence and Experience by William Blake

 TERM 3

 Comedy : Betjeman’s Collected Works

 Political Writing: The Kite Runner by Khalid Hosseini

 

 YEAR 13

 TERM 1

 Political Writing: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khalid Hosseini, The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood or student’s own choice of dystopian novel

 TERM 2

 Final coursework completion and submission

 Revision of Aspects of Comedy [Paper 1] and Social

 TERM 3

 Final coursework completion and submission

 Revision of Aspects of Comedy [Paper 1] and Social and Political Protest Writing [Paper 2]

 

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