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Year 11 English Literature

AQA

8702/1

Paper 1 – Shakespeare and the 19th Century novel

AQA

8702/2

Paper 2 – Modern Texts and Poetry

The main support students will receive in the upcoming months is during their English lessons- these are extremely valuable and students should be putting high levels of effort into each and every one, however there are also many ways you can improve your English progress outside of lesson times

  • English Exam Question Display Board
    • Students can pick up an exam question from the display board down the English corridor. Students are encouraged to complete a question every week and hand it in to be marked by English teachers.
  • Texts and revision guides are available to purchase via Wisepay (see more information below).  
  • English literature revision activities-
    • Use the activities in the revision guides
    • Re-read the texts and annotate them
    • Create mind-maps exploring themes
    • Characters and key quotations
    • Create comparisons of the poems
    • Create revision cards where you have exploded quotations.
    • Once you feel confident with your knowledge of the texts, start to complete timed responses and hand them in to your English teacher to be marked.
  • Revision timetables with planned in time for English
  • Regularly re-evaluating progress-
    • Students should be asking themselves- what is my weakest topic? What do I need to focus on? Have I made improvements on a topic? Do I now need to move on to something different?
  • Show my homework-
    • Students will be set weekly quotations in their literature lectures. They will be quizzed on these quotations every Wednesday.

Revision guides

All books and revision guides are available for purchase on WisePay.

Books:

  • ‘An Inspector Calls’ - £8.29 –  (All students)
  • ‘Shakespeare’s: Romeo and Juliet’ - £4.89 – (All Students)
  • ‘The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’ - £3.49 – 11a1 students only
  • ‘A Christmas Carol’ - £5.42 – 11a2 students only
  • ‘The Sign of the Four’£1.75- 11a3 students only

All of the revision guides below are £4.43

  • An Inspector Calls: York Notes for GCSE (9-1) (All students)
  • New GCSE English Literature AQA Poetry Guide:
    Power & Conflict Anthology  (All students)
  • Romeo and Juliet: York Notes for GCSE (9-1) (All students)
  • Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson : the text guide (11a1 students only)
  • A Christmas Carol: York Notes for GCSE (9-1) (11a2 students only)

Grade 9-1 GCSE English Text Guide - The Sign of the Four (11a3 students only)

Support sessions

Fast Food and Feedback!
Students may be invited to our Tuesday night club where they will be completing an exam question and getting instant feedback from the English team. This group will change every week- students are chosen by their class teacher if they have been working hard in lessons. Parents will receive a text message on Mondays if their child has been selected to take part that week.

Grab a Grade and G7-9 club.

Thursday night clubs (if students are not attending Maths). Grab a Grade focuses on pushing you to the next grade boundary. G7-9 club is for students currently working at the top band. G7-9 sessions are lecture based and explore critical theories.

Wednesday Literature Lectures and revision homework

Every Wednesday tutor time, all of year 11 will be having a literature lecture in the lecture theatre. Students will be set a weekly task on “Show My Homework” to memorise the three quotes from each poem that were given by their teacher.