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23/03/24

Ready for day 1!!! 🏔️🎿🇮🇹 pic.twitter.com/y2lbWQRb8B

23/03/24

Ready for day 1!!! 🏔️🎿🇮🇹 pic.twitter.com/y2lbWQRb8B

22/12/23

Thank you to everyone who donated to our fundraiser! Our Christmas Elves (the amazing year 10 prefects) packed 20 bags of gifts for the children staying there over Christmas and a little something for the staff too 🎁 🌲 pic.twitter.com/Vs94QEtVtZ

22/12/23

Thank you to everyone who donated to our fundraiser! Our Christmas Elves (the amazing year 10 prefects) packed 20 bags of gifts for the children staying there over Christmas and a little something for the staff too 🎁 🌲 pic.twitter.com/Vs94QEtVtZ

02/10/23

10 days to go 💛Let's make this one bigger and brighter than ever before. pic.twitter.com/wYbbql7FCv

02/10/23

Talking about how we're feeling can make the world of difference. This we are partnering with to help . pic.twitter.com/qO6YDreE3z

01/10/23

10 days to go 💛Let's make this one bigger and brighter than ever before. pic.twitter.com/wYbbql7FCv

26/09/23

Talking about how we're feeling can make the world of difference. This we are partnering with to help . pic.twitter.com/qO6YDreE3z

31/07/23

Stormzy and HSBC fund 36 black Cambridge students https://t.co/YqbUjbdsUk

30/07/23

Stormzy and HSBC fund 36 black Cambridge students https://t.co/YqbUjbdsUk

19/07/23

To be connected with creative career opportunities, A Level Media Studies students enjoyed lunch on Primrose Hill before being welcomed at the Roundhouse and then The October Gallery for creative industry tours, talks and workshops as part of Year 12’s Careers Day on July 10th pic.twitter.com/nnLR9lMZy4

19/07/23

As part of our all-through curriculum Ms. Deering and Year 6 are bringing their sketchbooks to Ms. Stephens in the secondary art room ready for Year 7 in September. pic.twitter.com/GQQyk8JMN4

13/07/23

Really well done to all of our students for a fantastic concert. Thank you to for hosting and and for all their help and support. https://t.co/YzGGgffMEn

13/07/23

For anyone who needs to hear this today 💙 pic.twitter.com/QGcgD9HAfD

13/07/23

Be kind to your mind this and get involved in our quiz. 🧠Can you guess the wellbeing related words from these anagrams? Comment below ⬇ pic.twitter.com/H5dG3KQkWu

12/07/23

For anyone who needs to hear this today 💙 pic.twitter.com/QGcgD9HAfD

12/07/23

Be kind to your mind this and get involved in our quiz. 🧠Can you guess the wellbeing related words from these anagrams? Comment below ⬇ pic.twitter.com/H5dG3KQkWu

11/07/23

Really well done to all of our students for a fantastic concert. Thank you to for hosting and and for all their help and support. https://t.co/YzGGgffMEn

05/07/23

What are teacher strikes really about?We need to discuss the wider context to understand why teachers feel the current situation is unsustainable.https://t.co/rkfrHcgKUp#strikes pic.twitter.com/3jFoYwgXVe

05/07/23

Today as 300,000 teachers go on strike to this is why. 👉 Share or like if you’re with us. pic.twitter.com/Tfx8sWh3Tg

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English

A Level English Literature (Edexcel)

Aims

To enable students to:

  • read widely and independently set texts and others that they have selected for themselves
  • engage critically and creatively with a substantial body of texts and ways of responding to them
  • develop and effectively apply their knowledge of literary analysis and evaluation
  • explore the contexts of the texts they are reading and others’ interpretations of them
  • undertake independent and sustained studies to deepen their appreciation and understanding of English literature, including its changing traditions.

Assessment

Component 1: Drama

Externally assessed 30% of the total qualification

Overview of content

Students study:

  • one Shakespeare play and on other drama from either tragedy or comedy – both texts may be selected from one or both of these categories.
  • critical essays related to their selected Shakespeare play. Students’ preparation is supported by Shakespeare: A Critical Anthology – Tragedy or Shakespeare: A Critical Anthology – Comedy.

Overview of assessment

  • Written examination, lasting 2 hours and 15 minutes.
  • Open book – clean copies of the drama texts can be taken into the examination
  • Two sections: students answer one question from a choice of two on their studied text for both Section A and B.

Component 2: Prose

Externally assessed 20% of the total qualification

Overview of content

Students study:

  • two prose texts from a chosen theme. At least one of the prose texts must be pre-1900.

Overview of assessment

  • Written examination, lasting 1 hour.
  • Open book – clean copies of the prose text can be taken into the examination
  • Students answer one comparative essay question from a choice of two on their studied theme.

Component 3: Poetry

Externally assessed 30% of the total qualification

Overview of content

Students study:

  • poetic form, meaning and language
  • a selection of post-2000 specified poetry

and

  • a specified range of poetry from:

either

  • a literary period (either pre- or post-1900)

or

  • a named poet from within a literary period.

Overview of assessment

  • Written examination, lasting 2 hours and 15 minutes.
  • Open book – clean copies of the poetry texts can be taken into the examination
  • Two sections: students answer one question from a choice of two, comparing an unseen poem with a named poem from their studied contemporary text and one question from a choice of two on their studied movement/poet.

Non-Examination Assessment

Internally assessed, externally moderated 20% of the total qualification

Overview of content

Students have a free choice of two texts to study.

Chosen texts:

  • must be different from those studied in Components 1, 2 and 3
  • must be complete texts and may be linked by theme, movement, author or period
  • may be selected from poetry, drama, prose or literary non-fiction.

Overview of assessment

Students produce one assignment:

  • One extended comparative essay referring to two texts
  • Advisory word count is 2500-3000 words

Assessment Objectives

Students Must:

% in GCE

AO1

Articulate informed, personal and creative responses to literary texts, using associated concepts and terminology, and coherent, accurate written expression 26.7

AO2

Analyse ways in which meanings are shaped in literary texts 26.7

AO3

Demonstrate understanding of the significance and influence of the contexts in which literary texts are written and received 21.9

AO4

Explore connections across literary texts 14

AO5

Explore literary texts informed by difference interpretations 11

Total  100%