British literature is a year-long course that provides a survey of representative genres from the Anglo-Saxon period to the modern day. Composition focuses on critical analysis of literature covered in class as well as outside parallel readings, and emphasizes the development of an argument, providing textual evidence as support. Vocabulary development is implemented through the use of online programs and the study of vocabulary in the context of the literature. Preparation for the SAT includes attention to both vocabulary in context and various analytical skills in reading fiction and nonfiction passages. A multi-media approach to learning is used throughout the year. A research / thesis paper is a requirement of the class.