This course will introduce students to the critical study and interpretation of written and spoken
texts from a wide range of literary and non-literary genres. Students will formally analyse texts, and in doing so, will increase their awareness of the fluidity of meaning within a text, and how this changes depending on the producer and the consumer. Students will explore the use and development of the English language, through an examination of its different forms, such as its media forms and functions, and its literature. Students will develop key skills in critical literacy and textual analysis, as well as the ability to present their ideas effectively.
Unit One: Politics and the Individual (Political cartoons of Dr Seuss, eva.stories on Instagram, and 'Persepolis' by Marjane Satrapi)
Unit Two: Women and Society ('A Doll's House' by Henrik Ibsen, 'Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men' by Caroline Criado Perez, and 'The World's Wife' by Carol Ann Duffy)
Unit Three: Power, Race, and Ineqality (Advertising, 'Othello' by William Shakespeare, and 'Woman at Point Zero' by Nawal El Saadawi)
Unit Four: The Environment and Mankind ('The Road' by Cormac McCarthy and David Attenborough Documentaries)
Entry Requirement HL - GCSE English Language/ Literature at Grade 6 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.