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 The Bluest Eye (novel)
Grace Nichols (poems)
Dove Campaign (advertisements)
Funmi Fetto (opinion columns)
Aunt Jemima (advertisements)
Individual oral
23 Nov. - 18 Jan.  Conflict and transformation  Waltz with Bashir (animation)
Persepolis (graphic novel)
Understanding comics
Paper 2
27 Jan. - 8 Mar. Oppression and culture The Land of Green Plums Paper 2
15 Mar. - 3 May Gender and representation Killing Us Softly (speech)
Liza Donnelly (cartoons)
The Mask You Live In (documentary)
Muscle car ads (advertisements)
Carol Ann Duffy (poems)
Paper 1
10 May - 14 Jun. Sharing the planet Ben & Jerry's (advertisements)
Misc. speeches
Ugur Gallenkus (art)
Kate Tempest (poetry)
Inconvenient Truth (documentary)
Paper 1

Year 2
Month Units of inquiry Literary works, non-literary bodies of work (BOWs) and curated collections Assessment
12 Aug. - 25 Sep. Equality and transformation White Tiger (novel)
Parasite (feature film)
Bob Dylan (song lyrics)
Banksy (street art)
Ugur Gallenkus (photographs)
HL Essay
27 Sep. - 16 Nov. Power and Justice Othello (Play)
Hamilton (Musical)

Paper 2
23 Nov. - 18 Jan. Human ingenuity and creativity Black Mirror (TV Series)
Friday Black (short stories)
American Meme (Documentary)
Paper 1
27 Jan. - 8 Mar.  Immigration and experience Unwanted (graphic journalism)
Amnesty International (advertisements)
Various cartoons
Immigration nation (documentary)
HL Essay 
Individual oral
15 Mar. - 3 May  Exam preparation

May  Exams

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