English Literature A Level
What will I learn?
Component 1: Drama
Tragedy: A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
Comedy: Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
Component 2: Prose
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Poetry from Forward Anthology Poems of the Decade
A selection of Romantic poetry
Independent reading to produce one 3000 word essay comparing texts.
GCSE English Language at Grade 5 or above. English Literature at Grade 5 is desirable but not essential. A GCSE points average of 4.6.
How long will it take to qualify?
How will I be assessed?
Paper 1: 2 1/4 hour exam – 30%
Paper 2: 1 1/4 hour exam – 20%
Paper 3: 2 1/4 hour exam – 30%
Non-exam assessment: Coursework – One extended critical literary 3000 word essay comparing two texts from the students own choice – 20%
Who is this course aimed at?
English Literature is attractive to students who:
- enjoy reading books, engaging with drama, prose and poetry texts, through the ages
- enjoy sharing ideas in discussion
- are interested in how writers use words, phrases and sentences to influence an audience
A good understanding of English is useful for a wide range of careers, but many students often move into further study or employment in education, professional and social services, administrative services, management, leisure, entertainment and media.
- A Level
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