The old course (2013 - 2020 exams)

  • These pages offer a quick overview of the old course (exams from 2013-2020). We have kept them on the site because there are so many resources and ideas still worth exploring here, although they will need modification for the current iteration of the course. 
  • The course is intended for native or near-native speakers. Language acquisition is not our 'core business', while the subject-specific, academic language of textual analysis is.
  • The Language and Literature course aims to develop critical literacy skills. This includes close reading and textual analysis.
  • The types of texts in this course range from blogs to poems. The definition of 'text' is extremely broad, as anything that conveys meaning.
  • The course aims to develop one's powers of communication. This includes speaking and writing in different contexts.
  • The course aims to make one aware of the importance of context in understanding texts.

Selected Pages

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Assessment and Feedback Forms 18 April 2014

One of the purposes of the Language and Literature website is to make teaching more straightforward for teachers; to...
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Secondary sources 16 March 2012

In class it is important to know when we are treating texts as primary or secondary sources. There are many textbooks,...
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Text types 20 December 2011

The Language A: Language and Literature guide suggests we study a range of text types. 'Deconstructing texts', as we call...
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Part 2 (2020 exams) 6 March 2019

In Part 2: Language and mass communication, we focus on the way language is used in mass media, such as newspapers,...
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Part 4 (2020 exams) 7 February 2019

Part 4: Literature - critical study is we engage in the close reading of literary texts.As you can read in...
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Part 3 (2020 exams) 7 February 2019

Part 3: Literature - texts and contexts invites us to look at literary texts in the contexts in which they...
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