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English Literature is the study of texts that, across history, both reflect and shape the world around us. Literature encompasses different worldviews and emotions. Through studying a range of texts, Literature enables us to better communicate our ideas and empathise with the experiences of our fellow human beings.
In English Literature you will study:
· A Taste of Honey – Shelagh Delaney
· The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson;
· Macbeth – William Shakespeare;
· A range of poetry from the Power and Conflict section of the AQA Anthology
You will be assessed by 100% examinations, which will be externally marked. All exams will be un-tiered.
You will receive separate grades 1-9 for Language and Literature.
You will be assessed, from 2017, through:
Paper 1: Shakespeare and the Nineteenth Century Novel (40%)
Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry (60%)
The Faculty of English follows the AQA specifications.
Studying English also gives you skills in:
You may participate in:
There are various careers in English. Here are some examples:
GCSE English provides you with a suitable foundation for the continued study of English at a more advanced level e.g.
Ask your English teacher for more information and guidance. The English Literature specification is available via AQA’s website at www.aqa.org/uk/subjects/english/gcse