• Remembered Places – the representation of place.
Students study the AQA Anthology: Paris, exploring speech and other genres and studying linguistic and generic features, alongside narrative, representation and viewpoints in different time periods.
• Imagined Worlds – point of view and genre in prose. Students study a prose text (Dracula, The Handmaid’s Tale or The Lovely Bones)..
• Poetic Voices – the forms and functions of poetic voice.
Students study one of four poets from the AQA Poetic Voices Anthology
(John Donne, Robert Browning, Carol Ann Duffy, or Seamus Heaney)..
Closed book- Section A
Open book – Section B
40% of A Level
• Writing about Society – the role of the individual in society, and re-creative writing
based on set texts. Students study a prose text (The Great Gatsby or The Kite Runner).
• Critical commentary – evaluating own writing
Students learn how to write a critical commentary to evaluate their writing. They
explain their own language choices and analyse their intentions in reshaping the
writer’s original material.
• Dramatic Encounters – conflict in drama. Students study one of two drama texts
(Othello or A Streetcar Named Desire).
2 hours 30 minutes
40% of A Level
Students execute a personal investigation that explores a specific technique or theme of their choice, in both literary and non-literary discourse e.g. an exploration of the idea of character in literature and other texts or an exploration of speech features
in literature and real-world communication.
Coursework – internally assessed
2500-3000 words in length
20% of A Leve