Year 13 English Language and Literature

The Year 13 English Langauge and Literature course is outlined below:

 

Year 13

Exam Board: Edexcel

 

Autumn Term: 

What are we learning this term?

Studying a range of non-fiction and fiction style models leading to the writing of coursework based on two texts chosen by students last term.   

 

 

  1. Study of form, style, language and other conventions of a range of different writing types.
  2. Drafting of coursework.
  3. Continued revision of exam materials.

 

Useful Websites:

 

Advice from a writer: http://www.nawe.co.uk/DB/young-writers-news-3/david-mitchell-advice-to-a-young-writer.html

 

To be a successful writer, you should have a clear idea of what texts look and sound like.  Reading newspaper articles, letters, advice leaflets and magazines will help you to do this.  Newspaper articles can be accessed through the following websites:

www.theguardian.co.uk

www.thetimes.co.uk

www.thetelegraph.co.uk

 

Scriptwriting guidelines: http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/writers-lab/scriptwriting-essentials

 

How to write an editorial: http://www.geneseo.edu/~bennett/EdWrite.htm

 

Google Classroom: Tasks and revision resources.

 

How will we be assessed?

Regular classroom assessment will support the drafting and redrafting of coursework that will be internally assessed.

 

 

Spring Term:

What are we learning this term?

Examination practise

 

 

  1. Continued revision of exam materials including ‘Great Gatsby’ and ‘Translations’ alongside the anthology.
  2. Exam practise – lots of it!

 

Useful Websites:

 

Google Classrooms will provide a range of tasks, activities and useful links for your revision.

 

How will we be assessed?

Reading and creative writing assessments based on the materials and tasks you will complete in the exam.  The final exams will be on:

 

Paper 1: 22nd May 2017

Paper 2: 26th May 2017