Course outline

The following course outline has been created both as an example of how one can navigate the Language and Literature course and as a guide for Mr. Philpot's Language and Literature students. You can find out more about the units of inquiry and featured text types by clicking on the links and exploring the corresponding pages on this Support Site. Note: Units with an asterisk (*) include a collection of non-literary bodies of work (BOWs), short stories, poems and song lyrics. 

Year 1
Dates Unit of inquiry Literary works, non-literary bodies of work (BOWs) and curated collections Assessment
12 Aug. - 25 Sep.

Intro to 'lang and lit'

Identity, privilege and race

13th (documentary)
Lynchings (misc)
Langston Hughes (poetry)
Gordon Parks (photography)
Key and Peele (comedy sketches)
HL Essay
28 Sep. - 16 Nov. Beauty and perspective Killing Us Softly (documentary)
Dieting (misc)
Grace Nichols (poetry)
Dove Campaign (advertising)
The Bluest Eye (novel)
Paper 1
23 Nov. - 18 Jan.  Conflict and transformation  Naji al-Ali (cartoons)
Children and war (misc)
Banksy (street art)
Waltz with Bashir (graphic novel)
Persepolis (graphic novel)
Paper 2
27 Jan. - 8 Mar. Consumer, culture & communication Barbara Kruger (pop art)
Adbusters (anti-ads)
American Meme (documentary)
Friday Black (short stories)
practice individual oral
15 Mar. - 3 May Power and politics Chappatte (cartoons)
Post-truth (misc)
John F. Kennedy (speeches)
Hamilton (musical)
Othello (drama)
Paper 2
10 May - 14 Jun. Wealth, equality and social organisation Parasite (feature film)
Occupy (misc)
Ugur Gallenkus (art)
Kate Tempest (poetry)

Paper 1

Year 2
Month Units of inquiry Literary works, non-literary bodies of work (BOWs) and curated collections Assessment
12 Aug. - 25 Sep. Sharing the planet Ben & Jerry's (advertising)
Hot planet (misc)
Greta Thunberg (speeches)
Inconvenient Truth (documentary)

practice individual oral
27 Sep. - 16 Nov. Gender and representation Heinz (advertising)
Wives (misc)
The Mask You Live in (documentary)
C. A. Duffy (poetry)
Paper 1
23 Nov. - 18 Jan. Immigration and experience Amnesty International (advertising)
Unwanted (graphic journalism)
Fatelessness (novel)
HL essay
27 Jan. - 8 Mar.  Human ingenuity and creativity Black Mirror (Series)
R. Kiplin (poetry)
actual Individual oral
15 Mar. - 3 May  Exam preparation

May  Exams

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