We are starting the year looking at Renaissance Tragedy, studying the central texts of Othello and Tis Pity She’s a Whore.
We are now working with the new specification of the A Level course in English Language and Literature which starts with an introduction to methods of language analysis and the scheme of learning called Poetic Voices.
During the latter, we will be studying the poems of Carol Ann Duffy. Poetic Voice refers to the way in which the speaker’s sense of identity is projected through language choices so as to give the impression of a distinct persona with a personal history and a set of beliefs and values.
In Year 12, we are working on the new specification and the theme is Love Through the Ages.
We take a synchronic and diachronic approach so that we get a sense of the big picture and the specific.
We are exploring “What is Love?” before we read The Great Gatsby.
Across all lessons, we will cover the three genres of poetry, prose and drama by the end of the year.