English Literature – Rise Academy Plan for 2016/17

English Literature – Rise Academy Plan for 2016/17

At Rise Academy the students study AQA English Literature as well as English Language.

This academic year students will  be awarded grades 1 to 9 in the same way English Language will be awarded grades 1 – 9.

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The English Literature course is designed to inspire, challenge and motivate students to become excited about reading.  In the course students have to read extracts from a range of novels and Shakespearean plays. These are developed to support students’ achievement in an un-tiered closed book context.

One of the novels the students will study is the controversial ‘Lord of the Flies’ by William Golding, an English Nobel-Prize winning author.

The novel unfolds around a group of British boys stranded on an uninhibited island who try to govern themselves. The disastrous ending highlights the difference between human nature, individual welfare and the common good of the group as a whole.

When this novel was published in 1954 it was highly acclaimed but also heavily criticized because of the shocking ending for the young boys. Between 1990 -1999 it was on the American Library Association’s list of top 100 books.

This term they will study Lord of the Flies a 1954 novel by Nobel Prize-winning English author William Golding about a group of British boys stuck on an uninhabited island who try to govern themselves with disastrous results. Its stances on the already controversial subjects of human nature and individual welfare versus the common good earned it position 68 on the American Library Association’s list of the 100 most frequently challenged books of 1900–1999. An stimulating read for our young readers.

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