Ap English Literature - (May be taken in place of British Literature) A.P. English seasons gifted student thinkers in the reading and critical analysis of literature, with the goal of inspiring
them to use literature and their own writing voice as a powerful apologetic for the Christian faith. The body of literature studied by the students will take them on a literary tour of Gods redemptive plan in history i.e. the paradise of creation, creations fall, and ensuing conflict, the wonder
of redemption, the implications of grace, and a future hope. Toward that end, students will read both Christian and secular texts, such as: Paradise Lost, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Heart of Darkness, The Power and the Glory, Grapes
of Wrath, Cry the Beloved Country, and The Great Divorce. The composition portion of the course stresses the mastery of writing skills namely, ordering ideas into logical patterns, developing ideas with keen insight and analysis,
and effectively communicating ideas to the reader with clarity and voice. At the end of the school year, students are required to take the national A.P. exam. Performance on this national exam has no bearing on the students grade in the course. An AP testing fee is assessed.