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28/02/21

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Mr Latchford@ESJGeographyRE

You can not not be impressed with the fact that the names of students has been to Antarctica. That however is nothing to the opportunity to have your name sent to Mars - the ultimate Geography fieldtrip opportunity https://t.co/K7B574sUIW https://t.co/fkeRjkFH5q

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28/02/21

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Mr Latchford@ESJGeographyRE

This is one of the last shots of the old school. My old classroom was one of the last to go https://t.co/gBPSLBZ9wc

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28/02/21

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Mr Latchford@ESJGeographyRE

Need to share more of that amazing presentation on 'Epping Then and Now' that a student produced https://t.co/qdTnbepXoN

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28/02/21

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Mr Latchford@ESJGeographyRE

This amazing homework was produced as part of the Non-screen Geography tasks set for Key Stage 3 students . This 'How Epping has changed' work is amzing and incredibly informative. The Brunchi Bar photo is of particluar interest https://t.co/AZ5q259faP

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28/02/21

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Mr Latchford@ESJGeographyRE

Rather impressed with this mind map about Shabbat from one of my year 7s https://t.co/7ps1NrQUXu

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28/02/21

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Ms F Clarke

Blown away by AH's effort with her No Screen Geography HW! I'm looking forward to the taste test tomorrow. I think we have a future winner of Bake Off in our midst https://t.co/QCZcF2IIrL

28/02/21

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Miss Viccars

Reminder for our Year 9 - Parents’ Evening taking place via Teams tomorrow and Tuesday. This is a great chance to get a progress update and ask any questions you may have about your options. We look forward to “seeing” you then! https://t.co/wEzZ8DTwLB

26/02/21

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Alisha

My son can’t wait to get back to school and his friends and to finally get the chance to enjoy the practical lessons and clubs for the first time since joining ESJ! Thank you 🙏🏽

26/02/21

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sarah kingsland yeoland 💙

I have a very excited daughter who can’t wait to get back to face to face lessons! Especially looking forward to practical lessons and clubs. Thank you ESJ for all your hard work once again 😊

26/02/21

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Jude Machin

You can see the huge amount of time, effort, planning and organisation that’s gone into getting our students back to school safely and smoothly. So impressed with this email today. ACE points all round! 😉 Thank you.

26/02/21

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mary burges

No one does a timetable like 😊

26/02/21

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mary burges

Thank you. A calm and measured approach as usual. Well done

26/02/21

And here’s the timetable for all year groups. https://t.co/gZiyAKPv8c

26/02/21

Here’s our letter detailing the return to school arrangements https://t.co/Byc3uwGrzc

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26/02/21

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Jenny Pugh

Walks with the dog, appreciating our beautiful countryside and looking forward to getting back to her wonderful school. https://t.co/5v6aS57Azq

26/02/21

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C Hines

Feeling very happy and very proud after a call from this evening with some unplanned feedback on Charlie 🥰🥰🥰

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25/02/21

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Mr Latchford@ESJGeographyRE

The lower course of the River Mississippi at New Orleans. There is still another 100 miles of river amazingly before it finally reaches the sea! https://t.co/4rmsMRS6rS

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25/02/21

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Mr Latchford@ESJGeographyRE

Edge of the Nile floodplain - a feature to be covered in Geography soon https://t.co/Ol05cNN70r

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25/02/21

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Ms F Clarke

After our Spring 1 success, Reading Week is back next week! Students, prepare for all the brilliant reading activities your subject teachers have planned for you... and it’s World Book Day! https://t.co/6mxKnE9nzc

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25/02/21

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MrFitten

Massive thankyou to everyone for getting involved in the strangest of terms but we have the results for Spring 1 House Competitions Year 7 has seen great efforts to take the title but ADAMS have taken the crown! https://t.co/mqxwTimQev

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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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