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Term 1 - Blood Brothers

English Literature Paper 2a: Modern Texts

The main focus will be on understanding the play and the context in which it is set. Students will analyse each scene closely, examine Russell’s language and his techniques of plot and character creation.

AO1: Read, understand and respond to texts.

AO2: Analyse the language, form and structure used by a writer to create meanings and effects, using relevant subject terminology where appropriate.

AO3: Show understanding of the relationships between texts and the contexts in which they were written.

AO4: Use a range of vocabulary and sentence structures for clarity, purpose and effect, with accurate spelling and punctuation.

Assessment: Presentation of a character or theme from the text.

Term 2 - Poetry Conflict

English Literature Paper 2 b & C: Poetry

Students will learn how 15 poems from the ‘Conflict’ section are structured and how meaning shaped. They will learn how to select a variety of points, ranging from structural features to linguistic choices.

AO1: Read, understand and respond to texts.

AO2: Analyse the language, form and structure used by a writer to create meanings and effects, using relevant subject terminology where appropriate.

AO3: Show understanding of the relationships between texts and the contexts in which they were written.

Assessment: Comparative essay of a given poem with a second poem from the poetry anthology.

Term 3 - Prose 19th Century Fiction

Jekyll and Hyde

ENGLISH LITERATURE PAPER 1B: 19TH CENTURY NOVEL

The main focus will be on understanding the novella. Students will analyse each scene closely, examine Stevenson’s language and his techniques of plot and character development.

AO1: Read, understand and respond to texts. 

AO2: Analyse the language, form and structure used by a writer to create meanings and effects, using relevant subject terminology where appropriate.

AO3: Show understanding of the relationships between texts and the contexts in which they were written.

Assessment: Presentation of a character or theme from the text. Students have to compare presentation of the character or theme in an extract compared to the wider text.

Term 4 - Shakespeare

Macbeth

ENGLISH LITERATURE PAPER 1A: SHAKESPEARE

The main focus will be on understanding the text, with detailed attention to Shakespeare's language, imagery, and rhetoric, alongside the play's themes and dramatic construction/ context. 

AO1: Read, understand and respond to texts.

AO2: Analyse the language, form and structure used by a writer to create meanings and effects, using relevant subject terminology where appropriate.

AO3: Show understanding of the relationships between texts and the contexts in which they were written.

AO4: Use a range of vocabulary and sentence structures for clarity, purpose and effect, with accurate spelling and punctuation.

Assessment: Presentation of a character or theme from the text. Students have to compare presentation of the character or theme in an extract compared to the wider text.

Term 5 - Revision of Literature

Shakespeare and the 19th-Century Novel

Modern Texts and Poetry Conflict

Term 6 - Fiction and Imaginative Writing

Students will understand how to deconstruct an unseen 19th-century text. Students will learn how to identify relevant information, analyse structure/ language and evaluate the text. Students will also create their own piece of imaginative writing and begin planning and preparing speaking and listening presentation for the Spoken Language element of the course.

AO1: Read, understand and respond to texts.

AO2: Analyse the language, form and structure used by a writer to create meanings and effects, using relevant subject terminology where appropriate.

AO3: Show understanding of the relationships between texts and the contexts in which they were written.

AO4: Use a range of vocabulary and sentence structures for clarity, purpose and effect, with accurate spelling and punctuation.

AO5: Communicate clearly, effectively and imaginatively, selecting and adapting tone, style and register for different forms, purposes and audiences. Organise information and ideas, using structural and grammatical features to support coherence and cohesion of texts

AO6: Use a range of vocabulary and sentence structures for clarity, purpose and effect, with accurate spelling and punctuation.