The Literature course develops students’ critical understanding of a wide range of texts as well as honing their power of expression in both the written and verbal form. Throughout the course, students are encouraged to become more independent, from selecting which studied texts to use for each assessment, to the wider reading and critical approaches from which they can explore the texts. Students explore texts from a range of places, time periods, and genres to allow them to get a breadth of experience of literature, as well as the depth that arises from close study.
Unit One: Identity, Choices, and Manipulation ('The Elephant Vanishes' by Haruki Murakami, and 'Othello' by William Shakespeare)
Unit Two: Women and Society ('Persepolis' by Marjane Satrapi, 'The Thing Around Your Neck' by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and 'The World's Wife' by Carol Ann Duffy)
Unit Three: The Individual and Society ('A Doll's House' by Henrik Ibsen, and 'A Streetcar Named Desire' by Tennessee Williams)
Unit Four: Survival ('Woman at Point Zero' by Nawal El Saadawi, and 'The Road' by Cormac McCarthy)
Entry Requirement SL - GCSE English Language/ Literature at Grade 4 and above
To study our International Baccalaureate Diploma you need to choose six subjects. Students also have timetabled sessions for Theory of Knowledge and Creativity, Action & Service.
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Your time spent at Parkside Sixth will equip you with qualifications and experiences which will make you desirable candidates for a whole variety of Higher Educational and employment opportunities. Your learning mentor, the Careers Advisor and Head of Sixth will all be valuable sources of information and guidance regarding your next steps and their advice will be supported by resources in the library and common rooms.