Level: Stage 2

Duration: Full Year

Pre requisite: Successful completion of Stage 1 English at B level or higher

Additional Cost: None

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Who Is This Course For?

Students who enjoy reading, viewing, reflecting, and analysing a variety of texts, including novels, prose, poetry, drama, articles, and film. Students with strong critical skills and a wide vocabulary are well suited to this course.

What Will I Learn?

Stage 2 English Literary Studies focuses on the skills and strategies of critical thinking needed to interpret texts. Through shared and individual study of texts, students encounter different opinions about texts, have opportunities to exchange and develop ideas, find evidence to support a personal view, learn to construct logical and convincing arguments, and consider a range of critical interpretations of texts. Students produce responses that show the depth and clarity of their understanding.

How will I be assessed?

You will demonstrate evidence of your learning through the following assessment types:

School Based Assessment:

  • Responding to Texts – 50%
  • Creating Texts – 20%

External Assessment:

  • Comparative Text Study – 15%
  • Critical Reading – 15% (NOTE: Critical Reading is a 90 minute examination)