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English Literature

Studying English Literature allows candidates to experience a range of literature with a wide variety of appeal drawn from contemporary and modern texts. These texts can originate from across the globe and have had a significant influence on our English literary and cultural heritage.

Through studying the plays of Shakespeare to the novels of Orwell, students will become adept at analysing and interpreting literature in a variety of formats.  Students will be required to inquire and think critically, which is excellent for developing problem solving, listening, reading and writing skills.  

Assessment

  • Two written exams equalling 100% of the qualification

Revision at home

  • Reading comprehension
  • Analytical and critical thinking
  • Group communication tasks
  • Drama and role play
  • Writing for different purposes
  • Grammar drills and tests
  • Reading
  • Linguistic analysis
  • Timed essay writing
  • Exploration of historical, social and political issues across time

Texts studied

  • A Shakespeare play (Macbeth)
  • 19th century novel (A Christmas Carol)
  • A modern text (An Inspector Calls)
  • Poetry Anthology (Relationships Collection).

You may choose to buy your own copies of the texts you are studying in Key Stage 4.

Department Members

  • Ms Mistry - Curriculum Leader
  • Mrs Emery - English 2nd in charge
  • Mr Govinden - English teacher
  • Miss Rahman - English teacher
  • Miss Wickings - English teacher
  • Mrs Steward - English (Cover Tutor)
  • Ms James - EAL