Year 11 Course Booklet


By the end of Year 11, you must complete one core course from the options below. A prep course is highly recommended.

These courses are designed to teach core English skills in a range of contexts and provide academic rigour and engagement. While all courses are accessible to all students, courses offer differing levels of academic challenge to differentiate for student needs. Students should speak to their English teacher for further advice.

Core courses

Taking it to the streets Unpack historical protest movements and how they have paved the way for 21st century activism. Text types: images, speeches, song, media reports. Recommended for students interested in social issues.

Rage against the machine Examine how those in power retain control through the use of tools such as manipulation and surveillance. Text types: novel, short stories, film. Recommended for students interested in power and/or politics and comparing texts. How to get away with murder Read a range of texts about characters who commit and get away with homicide. Text types: novels, short stories. Recommended for students interested in the power and intrigue of storytelling. All the world's a stage Explore English through theatre. From Shakespeare to Sainsbury, we discover how plays have changed over time through both study and performance. Text types: drama (plays), film. Recommended for students interested in drama and theatre and exploring these texts through a literary lens.

The newsroom: live-streamed investigative journalism

Put your sharp mind and curious soul to work in uncovering inconvenient truths. We will be creating our own media company and live- streaming our product. Text types: documentaries, print,television, online news sources. Recommended for students interested in journalism and media. Don’t judge me Honestly face the inequalities in our society. We will take a look at the ways literature exposes these and the solutions it has to offer. Text types: novel, film. Recommended for students interested in social issues and comparing texts.

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