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English at Cheam High School

Course description

By studying english Literature and Language, students will be exposed to a host of ideas that have shaped our understanding of the world. The exploration of novels, plays, poems and non-fiction texts provides opportunities for provocative discussion and debate about social, political and moral issues. This course will also provide students with the opportunity to understand how language is shaped to create desired stylistic effects as well as giving students the chance to produce their own original writing.

Course content

Unit 1 - Exploring non-fiction and spoken texts: Students write a comparative essay based on an anthology of texts that have been studied in class.
Unit 2 -The language of poetry and plays: Students study a play and a collection of poems then write two essay responses exploring dramatic and stylistic choices.
Unit 3 - Reading as a writer; writing as a reader: Students study a novel and answer a question demonstrating their understanding of narrative structure. Students then complete a descriptive writing task and write a commentary on features used.
Unit 4 - Independent study: Students write comparatively on one set text and a text of their own choosing. Students also complete a piece of original non-fiction writing.

Entry requirements

GCSE grade B in English Literature and English Language.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cheam High School directly.

Last updated date: 01 September 2016
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