English at Prince William School
Most students will follow two examination courses – English Language and English Literature. English at Key Stage 4 is a dynamic and active subject; it stays firmly in touch with both up-to-date literature and important media issues. Your studies will allow you to dip into your own culture and discover some great literature from the past. Your best pieces of work on a series of topics will go to make up your coursework folder and a further 20% of the marks for the English Language course are gained through Speaking and Listening assignments. The course covers a wide range of texts and might move swiftly from love and intrigue in Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” to a debate about the role of the scientist in society through the classic horror novel "Frankenstein". You might have an opportunity to present a multi-media talk on the power politics of William Golding’s classic story “Lord of the Flies” or, using our Internet link, explore the virtual reality web site dedicated to Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible”. We will also bring you right up-to-date with the poetry of modern poets, Carol Ann Duffy, Simon Armitage and John Agard, and propel you into the hard-hitting world of the media by exploring ‘live’ issues like animal rights, homelessness and the power of advertising.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Prince William School directly.