English (Literature)

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English (Literature)

Studying English literature enables students to develop a love of their literary history and heritage, allowing them to appreciate and value the world in which they live. Having a wealth of literary knowledge and understanding will enable all students to value and appreciate diversity and culture, helping them to develop into well rounded citizens. Acquiring skills, such as critical and analytical thinking and confident communication will equip students with valuable skills and assets that will benefit them in higher education and beyond.

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Why do we teach English Literature?

With English literature, students can embark on career paths such as: journalism, law, teaching, politics, media and public relations.

What would I learn in English Literature?

Students of English Language will students will explore and analyse novels and poetry by British literary greats.

How would I learn in English Literature?

Through reading an expansive range of literature, students will develop and refine the art of writing accurately, effectively and analytically about their reading, acquiring and using a wide vocabulary they need to criticise and analyse what they read.

 

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Why do we teach English Literature?

With English literature, students can embark on career paths such as: journalism, law, teaching, politics, media and public relations.

What would I learn in English Literature?

Students of English Language will students will explore and analyse fours works from British literary greats.

In Year 11 students will complete two papers, consisting of the following components:

  • Paper 1 – Shakespeare and the 19th century novel
  • Paper 2 – Modern Texts and Poetry

How would I learn in English Literature?

Through reading an expansive range of literature, students will develop and refine the art of writing accurately, effectively and analytically about their reading, acquiring and using a wide vocabulary they need to criticise and analyse what they read.

 

Key Subject Facts

Exam Board:

AQA

Course Makeup:

  • Exam 100% 100%
  • Coursework 0% 0%

Exam Structure:

  • Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing
  • Paper 2: Writer’s Viewpoints and Perspectives

Staff in Department

Head of Department:

Ms. Z. Yasin

Miss. K. Luesley

Miss. N. Begum

Mrs. A. Ghauri

Mrs. N. Shaheen

Mr A. Wood

Mr. A. Takhar

Mr. L. Ali

Miss. R. Platt

Miss. G. Langley

Useful Website Links:

Recommended Revision Guides:

English Literature and Language Complete Guide
Name:

Grade 9-1 GCSE English Language and Literature Complete Revision & Practice (with Online Edn)

Author:
CGP Books
Available from School Office:
Yes – £5.50
Macbeth Text Guide
Name:

Grade 9-1 GCSE English Shakespeare Text Guide – Macbeth

Author:
CGP Books
Available from School Office:
No
Pride and Prejudice Text Guide
Name:

Grade 9-1 GCSE English Text Guide – Pride and Prejudice

Author:
CGP Books
Available from School Office:
No
A Christmas Carol Text Guide
Name:

Grade 9-1 GCSE English Text Guide – A Christmas Carol

Author:
CGP Books
Available from School Office:
No
An Inspector Calls Text Guide
Name:

Grade 9-1 GCSE English Text Guide – An Inspector Calls

Author:
CGP Books
Available from School Office:
No
Poetry – Power and Conflict
Name:

New GCSE English Literature AQA Poetry Guide: Power & Conflict Anthology

Author:
CGP Books
Available from School Office:
No
An Inspector Calls Text Guide
Name:

Grade 9-1 GCSE English Text Guide – An Inspector Calls

Author:
CGP Books
Available from School Office:
No
Unseen Poetry Book 1

 
Name:

New Grade 9-1 GCSE English Literature AQA Unseen Poetry Guide – Book 1

Author:
CGP Books
Available from School Office:
No
Unseen Poetry Book 2
Name:

New Grade 9-1 GCSE English Literature AQA Unseen Poetry Guide – Book 2

Author:
CGP Books
Available from School Office:
No

Contact English Department

Please use the form bellow to contact the English department or alternatively please email english@starbank.bham.sch.uk

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