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A Level English

Welcome to English A-Level at St. Aloysius' College

KS5 English:

At St Aloysius we currently offer A’levels in English Literature and English Language both are AQA Specification B. These are demanding, rewarding and academic courses. You must LOVE reading and be confident at analysing texts and writing essays. You need to achieve a grade 6 and above at GCSE English Language and Literature to be eligible for the courses. It is an excellent course to prepare you for many career paths, particularly journalism, teaching/lecturing and publishing.

We enrich the courses with trips and theatre visits as much as possible. Recent trips include: an Othello workshop and tour at the Globe theatre; a visit to the Institute of Education for an A’ level conference; a performance of Much Ado About Nothing at the Old Vic theatre; a performance of Frankenstein and a visit to The British Library's Writing Britain exhibition.

In both years 12 and 13 you will have 6 x 50 minute lessons a week with your two English teachers. It is your responsibility to contact them if you are absent and to collect work missed.

The current courses are made up of coursework and examination.

Some photographs of the A’level Literature students on stage at The Globe theatre:

photographs of the A’level Literature students on stage at The Globe theatre photographs of the A’level Literature students on stage at The Globe theatre

Key Dates

English Literature Exams:

* 15th June 2017 - Aspects of Tragedy Paper 1

* 22nd June 2017 - Elements of Crime Writing Paper 2

English Language Exams:

* 14th June 2017 - Paper 1

* 20th June 2017 - Paper 2

Term Dates

Term Dates

Summer Term 2017
Friday 26th May Last Day of Half Term
Monday 29th May - Friday 2nd June Half Term Break
Monday 5th June First Day of 2nd Half of Term (Staff and Pupils)
Friday 21st July Last Day of Summer Term (Staff and Pupils)
Autumn Term 2017
Monday 4th September First Day of Autumn Term (Staff and Year 7 Pupils only) Year 7 to start school at 1pm
Tuesday 5th September First Day of Autumn Term (Years 8, 9, 10 & 11)
Friday 20th October Last Day of Half Term
Monday 23rd October - Friday 27th October Half Term Break
Monday 30th October First Day of 2nd Half of Term (Staff and Pupils)
Thursday 21st December Last Day of Autumn Term
Spring Term 2018
Wednesday 3rd January First Day of Spring Term (Staff and Pupils)
Friday 9th February Last Day of Half Term
Monday 12th February - Friday 16th February Half Term Break
Monday 19th February First Day of 2nd Half of Term (Staff and Pupils)
Thursday 29th March Last Day of Spring Term
Friday 30th March - Friday 13th April Spring Term Break
Summer Term 2018
Monday 16th April First Day of Summer Term (Staff and Pupils)
Friday 25th May Last Day of Half Term
Monday 28th May - Friday 1st June Half Term Break
Monday 4th June First Day of 2nd Half of Term (Staff and Pupils)
Friday 20th July Last Day of Summer Term

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APRIL 2017

 

MAY 2017

  • MON 3RD - BANK HOLIDAY - SCHOOL CLOSED
  • JUNE 2017

  • MON 12TH - UCAS / Work Experience Week
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  • MON 19TH - UCAS / Work Experience Week
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  • MON 19TH - AP4 Internal Exams Week
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  • MON 26TH - AP4 Internal Exams Week
  • JULY 2017

  • MON 10TH - Enrichment Week
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  • MON 10TH - Year 10 Work Experience begins
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  • FRI 14TH - Activities Day
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  • MON 17TH - Enrichment Week
  • AUGUST 2017

  • THU 17TH - GCE Results Day and YR 13 Enrolment
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  • THU 24TH - GCSE Results Day and YR 12 Enrolment
  • SEPTEMBER 2017

     

    OCTOBER 2017

  • WED 4TH - Secondary Transfer Open Evening, 5pm - Head's talk begins at 6pm
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  • SAT 7TH - Secondary Transfer Open Morning, 9.30am to 11am
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  • TUE 10TH - Secondary Transfer Open Morning, 9.15am to 10.30am
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  • WED 11TH - Secondary Transfer Open Morning, 9.15am to 10.30am
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  • THU 12TH - Secondary Transfer Open Morning, 9.15am to 10.30am
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