Turing House
6th Form Curriculum Guide - Year 12 English
Term 1Modern Poetry & The Handmaid's Tale   
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 also be reading 'The Handmaid's Tale', a novel by Booker Prize Winner, Margaret Atwood. This modern classic is set in a dystopian future in which births have declined, and women are assigned roles designed to subjugate them.
Assessment: The texts are assessed formally through regular essays, marked against exam criteria.Key Words and Terms
Term 2A Streetcar Named Desire & The Handmaid's Tale    
You will read Tennessee Williams' classic play 'A Streetcar Named Desire', packed full of disturbing themes and iconic images. You will also continue reading 'The Handmaid's Tale', exploring themes and ideas in relation to how science and society are treated in the novel.
Assessment: Essays are set and marked according to the exam criteria.Key Words and Terms
Term 3A Streetcar Named Desire & Frankenstein
You will continue your study of 'A Streetcar Named Desire'; you will also study Mary Shelley's gothic classic, 'Frankenstein', comparing the treatment of key themes and ideas across 'Frankenstein' and 'The Handmaid's Tale'.
Assessment: Essays are set and marked according to the exam criteria.Key Words and Terms
Term 4Coursework
You will be guided in exploring a theme across two texts (one assigned and the other of your own choosing), and will write an extended essay analysing the presentation of this theme.
Assessment: One written coursework essay that 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 coursework study, you will revise key areas of the examined texts.
Assessment: Essays marked to exam criteria.Key Words and Terms
Term 6End of year exams and introduction to Y13
As well as completing mock exams on all key texts studied so far, you will begin to study a Shakespeare text (likely to be 'Othello'), and a selection of pre-Twentieth Century poems.
Assessment: End of year exams.Key Words and Terms