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15/05/22

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Epping St John’s Sixth Form

Best of luck to all our Year 11 and 13 students. You’ve got this! https://t.co/ZrB6qMKA2C

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13/05/22

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Miss H Hennessy 🧚🏼‍♀️

There were lots more activities… but well done to our team who came 2nd overall 😄🥈 Super super proud of every one of them for trying so hard and participating, you’re all superstars⭐️🥰🤩 And thank you, C for stepping up and being our team captain!🔥 https://t.co/8jiNNILhVq

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13/05/22

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Some of our KS3 students are at a Penathlon event at Debden Park! Here they are doing some target throwing! 🎯 https://t.co/2FtPwVWlFS

13/05/22

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Epping Primary

And as ever we enjoyed seeing our former pupils as sports leaders too. Very proud!

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12/05/22

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Ms F Clarke

Year 10 recapping their Year 7 coastal landforms. Making learning memorable 🌊 https://t.co/LbrWq5mxK3

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11/05/22

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Ms Horner

Such brilliant and rich discussion generated in our seminar style lesson. Year 12s really impressed me with the depth and multiplicity of their interpretations of unseen poetry! https://t.co/Hjec0JJrZ5

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11/05/22

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Miss H Hennessy 🧚🏼‍♀️

Thanks for the demo, R!😄 https://t.co/hqUIxCY3qO

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11/05/22

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Miss H Hennessy 🧚🏼‍♀️

Listen to the cheers 😍 https://t.co/atUbTPuAAQ

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Miss H Hennessy 🧚🏼‍♀️

Some field events happening! Sports leaders and children alike doing very well 🤩 https://t.co/mVZ3AUnyse

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11/05/22

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Miss H Hennessy 🧚🏼‍♀️

Time for a mixed y3/4 and sports leaders race now! https://t.co/j6GhH398Rd

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11/05/22

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Carrie

Super visit to yesterday morning. Great to a chat with the newly launched ‘Guardian Angels’ https://t.co/4zspDwox98

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11/05/22

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Miss H Hennessy 🧚🏼‍♀️

Our sports leaders are helping to kick off the Year 3/4 Sportshall Athletics with an obstacle course! https://t.co/7fp8gwFJby

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10/05/22

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Mrs Kingsbury

A fantastic evening at the Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge. Well done Isabella we are so proud of you! https://t.co/PuKlyPLCdP

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10/05/22

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Mrs O’Boyle

Y12 Philosophy & Ethics class have been busy creating this display on Plato 🔥 https://t.co/nYMENsYefg

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08/05/22

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ESJ Reading Race

Reviews and Ratings of the books I read during April! 📚 https://t.co/xldOdM4wOX

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05/05/22

It's been an amazing trip to Cornwall for our students and their Science teachers. https://t.co/7CtG4rZ6bT

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05/05/22

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Mrs O’Boyle

Heartening to see Y11’s reading their prayer card and tucking them into blazer front pockets for safe keeping 🙏 https://t.co/JbOiRhbsQ9

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05/05/22

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Mrs Javed

What an amazing science trip to Eden project, weather- amazing, students - superb, teachers - warm caring and super helpful! Thank you everyone involved in making this happen https://t.co/zdjMxnlpTP

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05/05/22

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victoria sear

Girls came home so happy last night!Grace with her short story publication & Ruby attended the motivation conference which she really enjoyed! Thank you for such great opportunities❤️ https://t.co/VFsdaojkgf

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05/05/22

With full bellies, students are now in Padstow for an exploration of the local area. https://t.co/2RFEqhDsB0

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English Literature A-Level

Why study English Literature A Level?

The study of A Level English Literature involves close reading and study of challenging texts: plays, poems and prose. The examiners reward candidates who attempt to read widely to improve their confidence in responding to subject-matter. English Literature is an ideal choice for anyone who enjoys reading a wide range of books, analysing texts and debating the big questions about being human.

Course Content

First Year Course Content

Love Through The Ages

Candidates will read and study a key Shakespeare play: ”Othello”.

Candidates are provided with a Poetry Anthology which contains celebrated Pre-1900 poems about love.

Candidates will read one prose texts:“The Great Gatsby” - they will need to compare how the theme of love is explored in the prose text and Poetry.

IMPORTANT

The precise choice of texts can vary from year to year.

 

Second Year Course Content

Literature from 1945 onwards

Independent Critical study: candidates select two literary texts to study in depth; one must have been published before 1900. We study The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and candidates select the comparative text

Drama: “ Translations”  by Brian Friel

Prose : “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood

Poetry: “Feminine Gospels” by Carol Ann Duffy

Candidates will also need to sit an examination based on their study and revision of the texts they focused on in the previous year.

Assessment Criteria:

  • Candidates need to answer questions based on textual analysis by using appropriate subject  terminology.
  • Candidates need to research the social and historical background of the text under study.
  • Candidates need to refer to other readers or critics who have published their ideas and interpretations of the text under study.
  • How is the course assessed? 80% examination, 20% coursework.

Future careers linked to this subject:

A facilitating A Level, English Literature is highly regarded by universities and is an excellent preparation for a wide range of degree courses

  • Journalism
  • Marketing
  • Teaching
  • Advertising
  • Law
  • The qualification is a link to many other careers and occupations

Entry Requirements

You would need GCSE Grade 6 minimum in both English Language and English Literature

Examination Board

AQA

Teachers to Contact:

Mrs N. van der Lith

Ms S. Horner

 

 

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