The King's School Grantham

Isaac Newton's School

    Year 12 English Literature Curriculum

    English Literature. This is a new exam and we are studying the EDUQAS specification.

    Key topics to be taught this year:

    Autumn Term


    Further details about the topic


    As this is a linear exam

    The texts will be taught side by side throughout year 12

    Component 1 



    Component 2 Drama 


    Component 3 Unseen texts


    Component 4 Coursework 


    Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath Selected Poems 

    Chaucer's Merchant's Tale 

    Marlowe's Dr Faustus and Lucy Prebble's Enron


    Shakespeare: King Lear 

    Varied selection of prose and poetry 

    Taster sessions on the various options

    For detailed breakdown of skills please see EDUQAS specification





    As the only open book exam is poetry, there will be various tests to consolidate knowledge as this year group will need much practice in approaching closed book examinations.

    Spring Term





    As above


    Analytical and essay skills are developed as we progress further with the texts.




    Presentations on various themes and characters

    Summer Term

    As above






    Revision and test essays.


    Autumn Term


    Common Assessment

    CAT 1

    Knowledge test largely based on reading

    Written test

    Spring Term



    CAT 2

    Prose and poetry essay questions

    Written test

    Summer Term



    CAT 3

    Essays on all four texts


    Main Resources:



    There is a wealth of critical essays and guides to the texts on the internet.

    Please see induction materials and links on the FROG VLE


    Set texts

    These are listed above


    Recommended websites