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Please take some time to peruse our brilliant Summer Term newsletter. Our school community is just incredible.💚https://t.co/8Ml67pGRei


Just want to say a massive thank you to everyone that donated to our teacher bbq today to give our teachers & staff a well deserved thank you for all their hard work & dedication to our kids.Have a great summer everyone💚#ESJFamily

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A brilliant sports day! And gorgeous weather to accompany it. Thank you to the PE department for the excellent organisation. 🎽👟 pic.twitter.com/XT3wTPpMK2


Just been to see Alice in Wonderland at it was a truly spectacular performance! Everyone involved should be so proud of themselves. Well done and thank you for an outstanding production

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Another brilliant Taster Day for Year 5s. We hope you enjoyed your day and got a flavour of what ESJ is like! We look forward to seeing lots of you at our Open Evening on Thursday 12th September. 💚 pic.twitter.com/Wv59d5hOol


Well done to each and every one of you who took part today, it’s an amazing achievement to raise so much for this great cause!! This will go a long way to help those of us with cancer live longer & It means a lot to us all.. so thank you everyone 😊 Jo Hudgell x

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The opening show of Alice in Wonderland was wonder-ful! A super ensemble cast, excellent musical performances, a professional tech crew, and some beautiful artwork brought Lewis Caroll's masterpiece to life! So very impressive! Please do come along on Thursday night! pic.twitter.com/n7OvUJPlLq

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A big thank you to who was the driving force behind today’s . You were an inspiration to our students today. We wanted 5k for 5k and our school community did it! pic.twitter.com/JN2s00npo2

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Now the turn of the runners! Very proud of our students pic.twitter.com/eMp8VkF0LJ

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Ms Perry and I just finished our 12.5 laps walk for Race for Life 👚! Donate, donate https://t.co/xM1u76leSg pic.twitter.com/mOYGcbMk4H


Good luck everyone! We hope you enjoy the Race 💗


Incredible fundraising event! We are so very proud of our walkers and runners! 💚 https://t.co/JNzwN1dsBA


Last push for donations before the big Race for Life! We are so proud of all students that have signed up fornthis brilliant charity event. 💚💗 https://t.co/Ul1EyLXEQk

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Today we're focusing on music in Forest!Come and join us in September on Mondays at our Community Centre at .Includes our FREE vocal group, plus lessons in Piano, Voice and others.Register for next term here: https://t.co/ExXEBsFYHL pic.twitter.com/KbpXdIFTcj

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We had our very own mock General Election today. 6th Form Politics and History Students led the campaigns for the different parties and officiated the polling, which took place throughout the day. The Diamond Party won a marginal victory! 🗳 📣 💎 pic.twitter.com/3Rd1odmNor


Thank you to our wonderful parents/carers for joining us at the last forum of the year. As always, your views are welcomed. Minutes will be on the website tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/s8qHbP5Efp


A brilliant taster of what is to come! Students and staff are buzzing about this production. 💚 https://t.co/LfhADiXCKw

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This Friday our wonderful ESJ students and staff will be running Race for Life. 🏃‍♀️ 🏃‍♂️ 💚💗 Please donate to this very worthy cause: https://t.co/UzzxyEKoYH

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A beautiful celebration of our students' achievements. A very proud evening for our ESJ community 💚 pic.twitter.com/1IZdtOwCfj

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A brilliant Transition Day for our incoming Year 7s. You behaved impeccably and made us proud. You were committed to new learning and had fun along the way. We are excited to welcome you back in September. pic.twitter.com/TFDuqL5P7n

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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.


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


Teachers to Contact:

Ms Theodorou



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