KS5 Literature & Language

AQA A Level English Language & Literature

 

Year 12

2015-16

 

RAn

 

RGi/ EIr

Autumn Term 1

(7 weeks)

Focus

 

Introduction to linguistics

 

 

Frankenstein

 

Assessment

Compare and contrast how the writers of these texts express their ideas.

Explore the significance of characters’ attitudes towards science in the novel. You should consider:

·         the presentation of characters’ points of view in the extract and throughout the novel

·         the use of fantasy elements in constructing a fictional world.

Autumn Term 2

(6 weeks)

Focus

 

Paris

 

 

Frankenstein

 

Assessment

Compare and contrast how the writers of these texts express their ideas about people living in or visiting Paris.

Explore the significance of the Creature’s speech and thought in the novel. You should consider:

·         the presentation of the Creature’s speaking and thinking in the extract and at different points of the novel

·         the use of fantasy elements in constructing a fictional world.

Spring Term 1

(5 weeks)

Focus

 

John Donne

 

 

Paris

 

Assessment

·         Examine how Donne presents views about relationships between lovers in ‘The Sun Rising’ and one other poem of your choice.

·         Examine how Donne presents views about the passing of time in ‘Twicknam Garden’ and one other poem of your choice.

TBC upon publication of anthology.

Spring Term 2

(4 weeks)

Focus

 

All My Sons

 

 

The Kite Runner

 

Assessment

Refer to Act 1, beginning ‘Well, I’m working on his horoscope’ and ending ‘It’s an honourable profession’. This interaction occurs near the beginning of Act 1. Keller is in his garden with his neighbours, Jim and Frank. Referring to these lines and other parts of the play, explore how and why Miller uses characters’ conflicting beliefs throughout the play.

Read Chapter Two from ‘It was in that small shack’ to ‘I have seen old donkeys better suited to be a husband’. This describes the circumstances of Hassan’s birth and his mother’s desertion of the family. Imagine that there is a journalist covering Hassan’s story many years later. Recast Sanaubar’s account of running away into a description she might give the journalist. You should write about 300 words. In your transformation you should consider:

·         Sanaubar’s perspective on her marriage

·         how she views other characters.

Summer Term 1

(6 weeks)

Focus

 

All My Sons

 

 

The Kite Runner

 

Assessment

Refer to Act 2, beginning ‘Then why’d you ship them out’ and ending ‘My Chris’. This interaction occurs near the end of Act 2. Keller’s part in the decision to ship faulty parts to the American Air Force has just been revealed. Referring to these lines and other parts of the play, explore how and why Miller presents conflicting ideas about responsibility throughout the play.

Write a commentary explaining the decisions you have made in transforming the base text for this new account and the effects of reshaping Hosseini’s original description. You should write about 400 words. In your commentary you should:

·         consider how you have used language to shape your intended meaning

·         demonstrate the connections between the base text and your transformed text

·         structure your writing clearly to express your ideas.

Summer Term 2

(5.5 weeks)

Focus

 

Personal Investigation

 

Paris

 

Assessment

Write a 500 word rationale for your personal investigation, explaining your area of focus and suggested research methods.

TBC upon publication of anthology.

 

Year 13

2016-17

 

 

Autumn Term 1

(7 weeks)

Focus

Personal Investigation

‘Telling Stories’ Section A & B revision

Autumn Term 2

(6 weeks)

Focus

Personal Investigation

‘Telling Stories’ Section C revision

Spring Term 1

(5 weeks)

Focus

‘Exploring Conflict’ Section A revision

‘Exploring Conflict’ Section B revision

Spring Term 2

(5 weeks)

Focus

Revision

Revision

Summer Term 1

(6 weeks)

Focus

Revision

Revision

Summer Term 2

(6 weeks)