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English year 12 letter 2012

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  • 1. Headteacher: Mrs D Khanna BA Hons, MA, NPQH st1 Deputy Headteacher: Mrs J Tyler-Maher BA Hons, NPQHWebsite: http://www.welling.bexley.sch.uke-mail: enquiries@welling.bexley.sch.uk Elsa Road, Welling, Kent DA16 1LB Tel 020 8304 8531 Fax 020 8301 6414 28th June 2012 Dear parent, Your son/daughter has chosen to study English Literature at AS level next year. We are pleased they want to study English, and have enclosed some information and tasks that will make their study as enjoyable and rewarding as possible. The course we are studying is English Literature specification A with the AQA exam board. Further details of this course are available on their website, should you wish to find out more. We have selected option 1, Victorian Literature. For this course, there are a number of set texts students must purchase and read. The set texts are: Hard Times by Charles Dickens (Penguin Popular Classics) A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen (Dover Thrift) A Woman of No Importance by Oscar Wilde (any edition) John Clare by Jonathan Bate (Picador, 2006) Another set text will be an anthology of John Clare’s poetry, but the exam board have provided copies of this free of charge, so you will not need to purchase one. Students should read these texts before starting the course in September. In particular, they should ensure they have read Hard Times as we will be starting the coursework essay on this straight away. Failure to do so will leave them at a considerable disadvantage from the outset. If you have any financial difficulties purchasing the texts, please contact me and I will apply to the school who may have limited funds to assist. As well as this, there are two written tasks students should complete and hand in to their English teacher in their first lesson in September. Alternatively this can be sent via email to either hemsleyp@welling.bexley.sch.uk or majorm@welling.bexley.sch.uk . I have also included a list of wider reading. Students should independently read a few texts from this list throughout the year. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me. Paul Hemsley KS5 Subject Leader English Faculty Pride in Excellence

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