Bishop Montgomery High School

Skip to main content
Mobile Menu
 An Archdiocese of Los Angeles Catholic High School Fully Accredited by WCEA and WASC  

British Literature Honors

Course Description

This year-long honors course is a survey of British literature from the Renaissance to the present day, emphasizing a study of major literary works and periods through an understanding of historical and cultural context.  Students will read four independent novels in addition to coursework, write two research papers, and continue to develop their writing through refined understanding of literary terms, and various timed and process papers.


Fall Course of Study:                                                                               Spring Course of Study:                               

Mirrors and Windows: British Tradition                                                   Mirrors and Windows: British Tradition             

*The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde                                  Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen                                

*a novel of choice from Summer Reading list                                          Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Hamlet by William Shakespeare                                                               Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Two Independent Reading novels (one each semester)                                        


Summer Reading

*Summer Reading materials were to be read prior to the start of school. The Summer Reading exam will be completed in two parts: scantron and an in-class essay. The scantron portion will be on Monday, August 22nd (which will cover The Importance of Being Earnest) and the in-class essay will be on Tuesday, August 23rd (which will cover a novel of choice from the Summer Reading list). There will be NO make-up exams; students must take the exams on the designated days, otherwise they will earn a 0.



I update Aeries every day! If absent, please check Aeries for missing Classwork and Homework assignments. All directions and handout for the assignments are attached on Aeries. Google Classroom will also be used in this course and important class information can be found there as well. For policies on late work and make-ups, please refer to your Syllabus. Please note the Course Timeline is subject to change.


I am available before/after school for any additional assistance as needed.
Please contact me via email with any questions or concerns.