Key Stage 5
All students will be entered for the AS level at the end of Year 12 as part of their preparation for the A level. This study covers the same texts listed below (AQA Specification B).
Paper One – Literary Genres Aspects of Tragedy: Othello, Selection of Keats’ poetry, Death of a Salesman and Tess of the D’Urbervilles (students can choose between Keats and Tess in the exam).
Paper Two – Texts and Genres Elements of Political and Social Protest Writing: The Handmaid’s Tale, Songs of Innocence and Experience and The Kite Runner.
Coursework Theory and Independence Study of two texts, one poetry and one prose, of students’ own choice informed by AQA Critical Anthology. Two essays of 1250-1500 words.
All students will be entered for the AS level at the end of Yr12 as part of their preparation for the A level. This study covers the same topics listed below (AQA).
Paper One – Language, the Individual and Society - Textual variations and representations - Children’s language development (0-11 years) Methods of language analysis woven into the above.
Paper Two – Language Diversity and Change - Language diversity and change - Language discourses - Writing skills Methods of language analysis are woven into the above.
Coursework Language in Action Two pieces of writing 3500 words altogether:
1. A language investigation – 2000 words
2. A piece of original writing and commentary – 1500 words