Area of Study Year 11 English

Area of Study Year 11 English for Belonging Parallels

Let’s talk about Area of Study Year 11 English.

Year 11 is a Mirror Image of Year 12

Year 11 covers three modules:

  1. Area of study
  2. Comparative study
  3. Critical study

Teachers find creative ways to make the courses similar: not exact content, but adjusting to structure.
A “dress rehearsal”
Building familiarity and transferable skills

The Structure of the Area of Study

The Structure of the Area of Study
Topic: Belonging (in Year 11 change, journeys etc)
Texts: 1 major text, 2 related
Exam: Paper 1
A Comprehension (15 marks)
B Story (15 marks)
C Essay (15 marks)

What is an Area of Study Year 11 English?

What is an Area of Study
Focus on a key theme in various forms across texts
One key word or phrase
Three key questions:

  1. How can I define the theme?
  2. How does the technique create the theme?
  3. What is the effect of the theme on the audience?

Board of Studies Description

Board of Studies Description
In the Area of Study, students explore and examine relationships between language and text, and interrelationships among texts.
They synthesise ideas to clarify meaning and develop new meanings.
They take into account whether aspects such as:

  • context
  • purpose
  • register
  • text structures
  • stylistic features
  • grammatical features
  • vocabulary

are appropriate to the particular text.

Should I Worry about Belonging now?

Should I Worry about Belonging now
No real need: but become familiar with the module

  • Look for related texts
  • Understand that your AOS is related: relationships, migrants etc.
  • Year 11 texts as Year 12 related material

Board of Studies Description of Belonging

Board of Studies Description of Belonging
This Area of Study requires students to explore the ways in which the concept of belonging is represented in and through texts.
Perceptions and ideas of belonging, or of not belonging, vary.
These perceptions are shaped within personal, cultural, historical and social contexts.
A sense of belonging can emerge from the connections made with people, places, groups, communities and the larger world.
Within this Area of Study, students may consider aspects of belonging in terms of experiences and notions of identity, relationships, acceptance and understanding.
Texts explore many aspects of belonging, including the potential of the individual to enrich or challenge a community or group.
They may reflect the way attitudes to belonging are modified over time.
Texts may also represent choices not to belong, or barriers which prevent belonging.
Perceptions and ideas of belonging in texts can be constructed through a variety of language modes, forms, features and structures.
In engaging with the text, a responder may experience and understand the possibilities presented by a sense of belonging to, or exclusion from the text and the world it represents.
This engagement may be influenced by the different ways perspectives are given voice in or are absent from a text.

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