|Level||GCSE English Literature (Always studied with English Language)|
Aims of the course:
This course aims to introduce students to a wide range of literature through which they will analyse how writers use language to achieve specific effects, evaluate their purpose in these choices as well as exploring contextual cultural and historical influences.
What we study
Students will study:
- Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’
- Poetry - ‘Love and Relationships’ poems from an AQA anthology Pre-Twentieth Century Prose - ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens
- A Modern Text – ‘An Inspector Calls', 'Blood Brothers' or 'Lord of the Flies'
- Poetry – Unseen Poetry
In studying the set texts, students 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, descriptive techniques and grammatical and structural features
- Drawing links between text through comparative analysis
Students will be taught to:
- produce clear and coherent analysis, writing effectively about literature and using accurate Standard English
The course prepares students who would like to continue English Language and Literature or English Literature at
A-Level at Oxted.
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