Year 9 Options 20/21 - English Literature

Examination Board:
AQA
 
Course Description:
GCSE English Literature is an inspiring, challenging and enriching course that allows students to explore a
wealth of Literature. The texts on offer span our history and explore many aspects of both our human nature
and society.
 
How will students learn?
Students will study English Literature alongside English Language in their lessons. They will be analysing and
exploring the texts and will be frequently producing extended responses to essay- style questions.
Students will read and analyse the following:
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
An Inspector Calls by J.B Priestley
Power and Conflict Poetry
Unseen Poetry
 
How will the course be assessed?
English literature is 100% externally assessed.
There are two papers:
Paper 1 Romeo and Juliet and A Christmas Carol
Paper 2 An Inspector Calls, Poetry Anthology and Unseen Poetry
 
Education Pathways after Year 11:
A-Level English
IB English
English is also usually a requirement for further education courses.
 
Career Routes:
Teacher
Editor
Writer
Copywriter
Journalist
Writer
Lexicographer
Lecturer