English at Key Stage 5
We follow the Edexcel two year A level course. Assessment is via 20% coursework and 80% examination at the end of Year 13. The three key areas of Drama, Poetry and Prose are studied.
The following Assessment Objectives are applied across the course:
AO1 - Articulate informed, personal and creative responses to literary texts, using associated concepts and terminology, and coherent, accurate written expression.
AO2 - Analyse ways in which meanings are shaped in literary texts.
AO3 - Demonstrate understanding of the significance and influence of the contexts in which literary texts are written and received.
AO4 - Explore connections across literary texts.
AO5 - Explore literary texts informed by different interpretations.
The texts studied each year may change depending on the group and teacher but throughout the two years, we will study:
Component 1: Drama (either Tragedy or Comedy) 30%
Shakespeare and one other drama text
A Streetcar named Desire by Tennessee Williams
Othello by William Shakespeare
Component 2: Prose 20%
Two novels linked by theme, one of which is pre-1900. Examples of texts are as follows:
The war of the worlds by HG Wells
Never let me go by Kashio Ishiguru
Component 3: Poetry 30%
A selection of poetry by the romantic poets
Coursework. A comparative essay of 2500 to 3000 words comparing two literary texts with one 19th Century