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Year 13 A Level English Language and Literature

Key topics to be taught this year:

Autumn Term

Topic

Further details about the topic

Skills

1

Comparative text study for coursework.

 

Study of narrative structure for writing as a reader exam.

Continued drafting of agreed title for coursework.

 

Experimenting with narrative text organisation and style. Analysing own style for commentary writing.

 

Genre conventions of a variety of texts types.

 

Highly specialised and complex writing skills.

 

Analytical commentary writing and associated terminology.

2

Coursework will begin and be completed.

 

A Streetcar Named Desire - Tennessee Williams

Continued drafting of agreed title for coursework.

 

Understanding of the ways in which the playwright presents a theme, idea, character or other aspect of the drama.

Highly specialised and complex writing skills.

 

Analytical skills when analysing Shakespearean drama.

Spring Term

 

 

 

1

A Streetcar Named Desire - Tennessee Williams

 

Paper 1 Anthology of texts

 

The play will be studied in close detail as this is a closed book exam.

 

Preparation for paper 1. Analyse a range of unseen texts.

Analytical skills when analysing Shakespearean drama.

 

 

Compare and contrast the anthology texts with a range of unseen non-fiction examples.

2

Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe

 

 

 

 

 

Continue to revise the anthology texts

 

 

 

Songs of Innocence and Experience – William Blake

Learners will be required to answer one generic question, from a choice of two, on an aspect of narrative (such as narrative voice, the handling of time, moments of crisis).

Learners answer one question on a poem from the collection and compare it with their choice of one or two other poems from their collection.

Re-reading the text focussing on narrative techniques.

 

 

 

 

Re-reading the texts focussing on linguistic techniques.

 

 

Re-visiting the poems, analysing pattern making and breaking.

Summer Term

 

 

 

1

Practice papers: A Streetcar Named Desire - Tennessee Williams

Things Fall Apart, Blake and narrative writing.

 

Practice papers: Paper 1 the anthology, unseen text comparison

 

Exam technique will be refined

 

Exam technique will be refined

2

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Assessments:

 

Topic

Type of Assessment

CAT 1

Practice writing as reader task and commentary

 

Coursework drafts for both the comparative essay and original non-fiction writing

Written test

 

 

Written drafts

CAT 2

Othello factual revision test on the areas of the play covered to date.

 

Coursework drafts for both the comparative essay and original non-fiction writing

Written test

 

 

Written drafts

CAT 3

A Streetcar Named Desire - Tennessee Williams exam task

Writing as a reader.

Paper 1 exam – anthology and unseen txt

Mock Exam

 

 

Mock exam

Main Resources:

Resource

Details

Term

Text books

Copy of A Streetcar Named Desire - Tennessee Williams Penguins Classics edition

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Recommended websites

OCR website

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