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6th Form Curriculum Guide - Year 12 English
Term 1Modern Poetry, and Shelley's "Frankenstein"   
In one half of the course, you will study an anthology of cutting edge modern poetry, covering themes ranging from cannibalism to body image. In the other half, you will study the Gothic classic "Frankenstein", and debate man's right to play God.
Assessment: The texts are assessed formally through regular essays, marked against exam criteria.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2"A Streetcar Named Desire", and "Never Let Me Go"   
You will read Tennessee Williams' classic play "A Streetcar Named Desire", packed full of disturbing themes and iconic images. You will also read "Never Let Me Go", a novel by Nobel Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro. This 2005 dystopian novel is set in a world where clones are farmed for their donatable organs.
Assessment: Essays are set and marked according to the exam criteria.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3"A Streetcar Named Desire" and "Never Let Me Go"
You will continue your study of "A Streetcar Named Desire" and will compare the treatment of key themes across "Frankenstein" and "Never Let Me Go".
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4Coursework 
You will be guided in exploring a theme across texts, and will write an extended essay analysing the presentation of this theme.
Assessment: Coursework accounts for 20% of the qualification's final grade.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5Coursework and exam preparation
As well as continuing with your independent study, you will revise key areas of the examined texts.
Assessment: Essays marked to exam criteria.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 6Exams, and preparation for Yr 13  
As well as completing your exams on all key texts studied so far, you will begin to learn about a Shakespeare text, and pre-Twentieth Century poems.
Assessment: End of year examsKey Words and Terms
 

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