Year 12 English Literature

English Literature is another subject students can choose to take as an A-Level during Year 12, the course is outlined below:

 

Year 12

Exam Board: AQA

Autumn Term:

What are we learning this term?

  1. Social Protest
  2. ‘The Kite Runner’ by Khaled Husseini

 

  1. You will study a range of contextual factors linked to the overall theme of social protest and then use this understanding to support analysis of a range of literary forms.
  2. You will read and study ‘The Kite Runner’ as a social protest piece. You will focus on analysis of characters, themes, events and settings with an acute awareness of relevant contextual factors.

Useful Websites:

Google Classroom – revision materials, web links and practise assessments will be published on Google Classrooms.

How will we be assessed?

Reading and creative writing assessments based on the materials and tasks you will complete in the exam and coursework pieces.

 

 

Spring Term:

What are we learning this term?

  1. Poetry Anthology
  2. ‘Death of a Salesman’ by Arthur Miller

 

  1. You will study the set poetry text alongside continued study of unseen texts linked to social protest. You will continue to develop skills in linking the poetry to the chosen genre as well as making links to the set prose text.
  2. You will study the set further text, supported by continued study of unseen texts linked to social protest. Again, you should continue to develop skills in linking the further text to the chosen genre as well as making links to the set poetry and prose text.

Useful Websites:

Google Classroom – revision materials, web links and practise assessments will be published on Google Classrooms.

How will we be assessed?

Reading and creative writing assessments based on the materials and tasks you will complete in the exam and coursework pieces.

 

 

 

 Spring Term:

What are we learning this term?

  1. Coursework

 

You to study your first Non-Examination Assessed (NEA) text.  Your teacher will decide if you are to study individual texts or study the same text as a class and adopt different approaches to their criticism of it.  You will study extracts from the critical anthology alongside your study of your text. You will develop your extended essay writing skills and evaluation of critical views.  You will study your second NEA text over the summer holidays.

 

Useful Websites:

Google Classroom – revision materials, web links and practise assessments will be published on Google Classrooms.

How will we be assessed?

This section of study will be assessed through an essay written by you and marked by teachers for submission as coursework.  You will also complete creative writing linked to your texts as part of your coursework.