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03/07/19

Fab job Year 4 for taking part in the Bikeability level 1 - we are all proud of you!

24/05/19

Well done to all the children in Primary for their great efforts in the walk to school week

17/05/19

Our students are enjoying the sunshine in Alicante https://t.co/tAKKjl4DlQ

17/05/19

Our students are really getting stuck in on their trip to Alicante https://t.co/FmFOIhZ0Bn

14/05/19

Our trip to the Science Museum was so much fun - very proud of our student's behaviour https://t.co/px0JAtoERH

14/05/19

Our Year 8 students had a wonderful time visiting Alexandra Palace https://t.co/MpEHGvI23D

07/05/19

Congratulations to Columbinus Louisy - Chartwell's unit manager and team - who achieved the top rating 5 for food hygiene at Harris Academy Tottenham. Well done!

03/05/19

The opening of our sports hall was a great occasion https://t.co/1RcOe92p8t

03/05/19

Very proud of our students at the opening of our new sports hall https://t.co/O9ZM0deX9k

03/05/19

Impressed by the talent performing at the opening of our new sports hall https://t.co/A7uy6kHCg0

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A lovely picture of our principal, Ms Kattenhorn, with Stormzy as he opened our fabulous new sports hall yesterday https://t.co/mnP3uIfANq

03/05/19

A message from Stormzy who opened our fabulous new sports hall yesterday https://t.co/UDEH2hpmh8

26/04/19

Looking forward to our workshop for students interested in a career in medicine

25/04/19

Looking forward to DofE and planning our next steps at the meeting on Friday

05/04/19

My tutor group are keen to start using our new sports facilities https://t.co/maTSju2wnp

05/04/19

Excited to take my house to see the new sports hall https://t.co/GkoFI7YgF1

04/04/19

Looking forward to our celebration assemblies tomorrow

04/04/19

A huge well done to Year 3 and 4 for such a great music performance today. We were all very impressed!

04/04/19

Well done to all our Year 3 and 4 children who made excellent egg scenes for our Easter Exhibition. They were all amazing!

04/04/19

A huge well done to our Reception, Year 1 and 2 children for making wonderful Easter bonnets and putting on an amazing Easter Bonnet Parade!

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A-Level English Literature

A Level English Literature

Specification: Edexcel

Method of Assessment: Examination – 80%, Coursework 20%

Course Overview:

Over the two years, students will study at least eight texts in each of the genres of poetry, prose and drama.  Of the eight texts studied, at least three will be published before 1900 and include a play by Shakespeare.  At least one of the text studied will have been published post-2000.

 

In the poetry exam, students will be required to analyse an unseen text.

Units Studied:

 

UNIT 1: Drama (30%)

In depth study of Drama conventions and presentation across time.

Texts: Othello by William Shakespeare. A Streetcar Named Desire by Tenessee Williams.

Assessment: 2hr15 Exam - Open book. In Section A: Shakespeare Pupils answer 1 question from a choice of 2 on their chosen play and a range of critical reading. In Section B: Other Drama Pupils answer 1 question from a choice of 2 on their text.

 

UNIT 2: Prose (20%)

Pre 1900 Prose Fiction – in depth study of two texts.

Texts: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.                                                   The Lonely Londoners  by Sam Selvon

Assessment: 1hr15 exam - Open book. Pupils write one comparative essay from a  choice of 2 along a chosen theme.

 

UNIT 3: Poetry (30%)

Post 2000 Anthology of specified poetry, including a specific focus on ‘The Romantics’.

Texts: The Wife of Bath Prologue and Tale By Geoffrey Chaucer. Poems of the Decade by a selection of contemporary poets.

Assessment: 2hr15 Exam - Open book. Section A: Post-2000 Specified Poetry: Pupils write one comparative essay question on an unseen modern poem written post 2000 and one named poem from the studied contemporary text. Section B – Specified Poetry Pre- or Post-1900: Pupils write one essay on the Wife of Bath Prologue and Tale. 

 

UNIT 4 – Independent Study (20%)

Students choose 2 texts for a comparative essay of 2500-3000 words.

Assessment: Pupils write one comparative essay of two texts studied. 2500-3000 words.

 

 

Entry Requirements:

Students require a minimum of 7 GCSE’s at grade 5 or above or equivalent, including Mathematics, with at least a grade 6 in English Literature.

 

Reading Materials / Resources: (Please do not purchase as they are not finalised).

 

www.crossref-it.info – Great website for Literary comparison.

 

Any pre- reading of set texts, or texts similar to Author highly recommended. Students invited to taster day are given a reading list for the Summer holidays.

 

Career Opportunities

Literature is a well-respected degree with many employers. It can lead to a gateway of opportunities including:

  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Publishing
  • Teaching
  • Media and PR

 

Literature gives excellent transferrable skills, including comparison, analysis and reasoning which are recognised by UCAS and beyond.

 

For more information, please contact Mr Williams c/o sixthform@harristottenham.org.uk

Please mark FAO and contact name in the subject of the email. 

 

 

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