HoD Andrea Betts (firstname.lastname@example.org)
2nd Layla Steeples (email@example.com)
Year 7 – 7 including 2 Library lessons
Year 8 – 7 including 2 Library lessons
Milestone work related to the Accelerated Reader Programme
Year 7 Topics:
Myths and Legends, teacher choice of novel, Poetry and A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Year 8 Topics:
War units (teacher choice of text), Literature text (teacher choice of drama, novel or poetry), Gothic/Victorian Literature and PBL
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We offer a three-year GCSE course which allows students to explore a wide range of texts as well as their GCSE texts.
All students will gain two qualifications: GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature (both AQA). Coursework is no longer required on the two courses.
AQA GCSE Literature – 100% exam. Paper 1: teacher choice of Shakespeare text and A Christmas Carol. Paper 2: An Inspector Calls, AQA Poetry Anthology: Power and Conflict, Unseen Poetry.
AQA GCSE Language – 100% exam. Paper 1 – Fiction. Section A – 4 questions on an unseen piece of fiction; Section B – a creative piece of writing. Paper 2 – Non-Fiction. Section A – 4 questions on two pieces of unseen non-fiction; Section B – own piece of non-fiction writing.
The Language course also requires students to submit a Spoken Language Endorsement which is held in school and students will be awarded a Pass, Merit, Distinction or Ungraded. This has no weighting against the final grade for GCSE English Language.
The school holds many copies of CGP Revision Guides at a fraction of the cost of the RRP.
HOD Andrea Betts firstname.lastname@example.org
2nd Layla Steeples email@example.com
A Level English Language (Edexcel) covers language variation, child language acquisition and investing language as written examinations, with creative writing coursework contributing to 20% of the final grade.
GCSE re-sit in Language will be available to those who don’t achieve a grade 4 for English Language.
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Students undertake the Edexcel A Level Literature course which runs over two years – there is no AS option for Literature.
Students complete a wide range of forms and genres within the two year study:
Paper 1 – Drama paper. A Shakespeare text with Critical Theory, and A Streetcar Named Desire. 30% of final grade.
Paper 2 – Novel paper. Comparison of two novels under the Science and Society heading: The War of the Worlds and The Handmaid’s Tale. 20% of final grade.
Paper 3 – Poetry Paper. Analysis of 20 post-2000 poems which is then linked to an Unseen Poem, and 20 Christina Rossetti poems. 30% of final grade.
Paper 4 – Coursework essay on a choice of two texts, 2500 – 3000 words. 20% of final grade.
The study of film, in all its forms, holds a prominent place in our critical understanding of the modern world.
Moving images have always been new and exciting, and Film Studies allows students to study a diverse range of films in order to consider how they reflect the time and place of construction.
Film Studies’ students can progress to a wide range of career opportunities. These range from those that specifically relate to film – whether in academia, creative industries, film festival/ cinema programming or arts administration – to other spheres, such as publishing, journalism, public relations and education.
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