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Head of English & Literacy: Mrs K Lucas

Key Stage 3 

Students are taught the following topics:
Year 7
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens 
Creative Writing Skills
Year 8
Sherlock Holmes Shorts 
Creative Writing Skills
Year 9
Shakespeare’s Macbeth             

Key Stage 4

English Language GCSE
Exam Board: link to AQA GCSE English Language Specification
Assessment: English Language Paper 1  Explorations in creative reading and writing
English Language Paper 2: Writer’s Viewpoints and Perspectives Non-exam assessment  - spoken language assessment by class teacher
Revision Guide: Paper 1 Revision Booklet / Paper 2 Revision Booklet

English Literature GCSE
Exam Board: link to GCSE English Literature Specification
Assessment: English Literature Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel English Literature
Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry 
Revision Guides: Romeo and Juliet Revision Booklet / BBC Bitesize Revision Materials A Christmas Carol / Revision Guide for Power and Conflict Poems / An Inspector Calls Revision Guide  

Key Stage 5

English Language and Literature A Level
Exam Board: Click Link to Edexcel A Level Language and Literature Specification
Exam Paper 1: Voices in Speech and Writing
Exam Paper 2: Varieties in Language and Literature on-Examination
Assessment: Investigating and Creating Texts
Revision Guide: (click link here)

English Literature A Level
Exam board: (Link to Edexcel A Level English Literature Specification)
Exam Paper 1: Drama -  Hamlet and Dr Faustus
Exam Paper 2: Prose  - Beloved and The Picture of Dorian Gray
Exam Paper 3: Poetry - Poems of the Decade: An Anthology of the Forward Books of Poetry 2002–2011 and The Modernist Period
Non-examined Assessment  - One extended comparative essay referring to two texts.
Revision guide (click link here)