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English Literature

Level

GCSE English Literature (always studied with English Language)

Exam Board

AQA

Website

www.aqa.org.uk

What we study

Students will study: 

  • Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’
  • Poetry - ‘Love and Relationships’ poems from an anthology
  • Pre-Twentieth Century Prose - ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens
  • A Modern Text - ‘Blood Brothers’ by Will Russell or ‘Lord of the Flies’ by William Golding 

In studying the set texts students should have the opportunity to develop the following skills: 

  • Reading comprehension and reading critically

This will include: 

  • understanding words, phrases or sentences in context
  • exploring aspects of plot, characterisation, events and settings
  • identifying themes and supporting points of view by referring to evidence in the text
  • evaluating a writer’s choice of vocabulary, grammatical and structural features
  • comparing texts

 

  • Writing

Students will be taught to: 

  • produce clear and coherent texts, writing effectively about literature and using accurate Standard English

 

 

Revision Guides

Www.cgpbooks.co.uk produce excellent revision materials. Advice will be given during the course regarding which books to purchase.

 

Post-16 Choices

The course prepares students who would like to continue English Language and Literature, or English Literature at A-Level at Oxted. 

 

 

 

Staff Contacts

Ms E Stephen - estephen@oxtedschool.co.uk
Mrs K Main - kmain@oxtedschool.co.uk