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English Literature at Harris Academy Falconwood

Course description

Year 12 ContentIn Year 12 students will develop independent reading skills, the ability to discuss how meaning is made and the relevance of social and literary context. They will study one poetry, one prose and one drama text which will be connected by a key theme, plus three texts for wider reading and contextual support.Unit 1: Texts in ContextIn this unit students will answer questions on the poetry and wider reading studied. This unit is assessed by a 2 hour written exam.Unit 2: Creative StudyThis is a coursework unit. This is made up of 2,000 words in total. The first piece will be a personal informed response to the prose text studied; the second piece will be on the drama text.Year 13 ContentThe two units studied in Year 13 broaden and deepen the knowledge and skills of the students. Students will be encouraged to think independently and reflect on different ways of reading and writing about texts.Unit 3: Reading for MeaningStudents will carry out wider reading on the theme of Love through the Ages and answer a question involving both the texts studied and unseen extracts. This unit is assessed by a 2 hour written exam.Unit 4: Extended Essay and Shakespeare StudyThis is a coursework unit. The unit is made up of a 3,000 word comparison of two texts of the students own choice and a 1,000 word response that will focus on an extract from a Shakespeare play.

Entry requirements

Subject specific entry requirements may apply but as a minimum you should provide 7 GCSEs grades A* - C. Please see our website for full admissions criteria. Students require a grade B or above in English Language and English Literature GCSE

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Harris Academy Falconwood directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years