You will have the opportunity to work as an individual and within groups, focusing not just on set texts, but exploring the cultural and historical influences on writers. This subject will provide you with analytical skills which will be useful for many other A Level subjects.
You will apply literary criticism to a substantial body of poetic work from Chaucer to Carol Ann Duffy. You will also explore historical and literary contexts and apply these to a selection of dramatic texts from Shakespeare to modern dramatic forms such as Lucy Prebble’s Enron. For independent coursework students will make critical and contextual connections across fictional texts from 19th and 21st centuries and apply wider interpretations to their discursive essay.
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You need five GCSEs in the 9 to 5 range including English.
You will be assessed through written examinations, with regular internal assessment taking place as the course unfolds. Your final A Level exam will be made up of two/three exam papers covering the entire programme at the end of year two.
All students are expected to purchase a range of English literature textbooks which will be used throughout both years. These can be purchased via the College online store when you enrol.
Students who have gained this qualification are now studying at many of the top universities such as Oxbridge, Exeter, Kings College, Exeter, Manchester, Warwick, Durham and Edinburgh. Many are studying literature, history, teaching degrees, journalism, politics, psychology, cultural studies, drama and American studies.
A Levels (English Literature, English Language & Maths)
Thursday 10 June 2021