During their English lessons, students will study an ambitious curriculum, exploring texts from across the Literary Canon. Each year group will visit key historical eras and subsequent literature to establish a foundation for their appreciation of texts. This knowledge-rich curriculum will provide students with the ability to confidently and independently analyse texts. Students will also have the opportunity to produce their own pieces of writing for a range of audiences and purposes.

What is included in the course:

AQA GCSE English Literature:

Students will study the following set texts:

A Shakespeare play- either Romeo and Juliet or Macbeth 

A Christmas Carol

An Inspector Calls

AQA Power and Conflict Poetry


AQA GCSE English Language:

Explorations in creative reading and writing

Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives


How Will I Be Assessed?

Students will be assessed regularly during their English lessons, providing them with opportunities to complete exam-style assessments. They will also complete examination responses for the whole school mock examinations.


Progression/ Career Opportunities

The programme of study is excellent preparation for further and higher educations courses including A Level English Language and A Level English Literature.

Who should I contact for more information?

  • Miss S Beasley – Subject Leader sbeasley@stmca.org.uk
  • Miss L Beasley – Second in Charge lbeasley@stmca.org.uk

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