Year 12

A-Level English Literature – Love Through the Ages

Autumn Term – Students will study ‘Wuthering Heights’ by Emily Bronte alongside a range of post-1900 poetry. They will also explore a number of unseen prose extracts.

Spring Term – The students will study and analyse ‘Othello’ by William Shakespeare as well as exploring a range of unseen poems.

Summer Term – Students will begin their preparation for their non-examination assessment: a comparative critical study of two texts.

 

A-Level English Language

The whole year is focused on the study of language frameworks: phonetics and phonology, graphology, lexis, semantics, grammar, pragmatics and discourse.

Language and the Individual

This area of study introduces students to methods of language analysis to explore concepts of audience, purpose, genre, mode and representation.

Language Varieties

Students will study the key concepts of audience, purpose, genre and mode and will explore language in its wider social and geographical contexts. Students will study varieties of English within the British Isles. This part of the subject content also requires students to study social attitudes to, and debates about, language diversity.

Assessment Information

A-Level English Literature

As this is a two-year course, all external assessments will take place at the end of Year 13. However, students will sit formal internal assessments in December and June. They will also have regular in-class assessment and half-termly formal assessments.

A-Level English Language

As this is a two-year course, all external assessments will take place at the end of Year 13. However, students will sit formal internal assessments in December and June. They will also have regular in-class assessment and half-termly formal assessments.

 

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