At Windsor Academy Trust we want to inspire a love of language and literature and to ensure our learners become
effective readers, writers and speakers.
This course provides one GCSE qualification in English Literature and is designed to complement the GCSE English Language course. Students will encounter a variety of different writers through their exploration of a 19th century novel, such as Robert Stevenson’s A Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Modern Drama such as J. B Priestley’s An Inspector Calls, and a collection of poems centred around the theme of Power and Conflict or Love and Relationships. All candidates will also study a play by Shakespeare such as Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet or The Merchant of Venice.
There is extensive support for students with a range of web-based support and new, high quality endorsed publications. A variety of booster and revision sessions are also available to students throughout their study to ensure they reach their true potential.
Exam Board: AQA
Two examinations, both to be sat at the end of the course:
You will develop the following skills:
Where can it take me?
This specification provides a coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study for students, whether they wish to pursue the study of English Literature beyond GCSE or whether GCSE will be their last experience of studying the subject. The qualification provides a route to the study of English Literature at A Level.
Please contact: Miss E Stevens (Curriculum Leader of Key Stage 4 English) or Mrs J Taylor (Faculty Director of English)