“A good book is an event in my life.” Stendhal ‘The Red and the Black’
For the first two terms of Year 9, students will be developing skills in analysing literary texts. In the summer term, they will begin their GCSE course, with further literary analysis of a Shakespearean text.
Examining Board: Eduqas
This course will enable students to explore their literary interests and to be enthusiastic, responsive and knowledgeable readers. Students will develop an understanding of the ways in which literature is rich and influential.
The content of this course will consist of poetry, prose and drama, including a play by Shakespeare. A minimum of six texts will be studied, comprising:
In addition to the set texts students will be encouraged to read as widely as possible. Magazines such as ‘emag’ from the English and Media Centre are useful. Nineteen Eighty Four George Orwell, The Diary of Anne Frank Anne Frank, To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee, Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen, Noughts and Crosses Majorie Blackman, Brave New World Aldous Huxley.
A Level English Literature is offered in the Sixth Form at Bentley Wood. English Literature is considered to be very important for a number of careers.
These would include: