A Level English Literature
This course will encourage students to develop their interest in and enjoyment of literature and literary studies as they:
- Read widely and independently both set texts and others they may have selected for themselves;
- Engage creatively with a substantial body of texts and ways of responding to them;
- Develop and effectively apply their knowledge of literary analysis and evaluation in speech and writing.
What can this course lead to?
The study of English Literature can be challenging as well as a highly educational enterprise and therefore it has long been regarded by universities and employers as an indicator of intellectual ability and a capacity for hard work. The development of the critical and analytical skills necessary for this subject have an impact on almost all parts of the curriculum and forms of employment.
Students cannot combine studying A level English Language and A level English Literature courses.
|Component 1 (AS)||Component 2 (AS)||Component 1
|Love through the ages Shakespeare & Poetry||Love through the ages Prose - study of 2 texts||Love through the ages 3 texts||Texts in shared contexts Modern Times||Independent Critical Study based on 2 texts|
Method of Assessment
Two AS components 1 hour 30min exam (50%)
Component 1 (A Level) 3 hour exam (40%)
Component 2 (A Level) 2 hour 30min exam (40%)
Component 3 (A Level) coursework (20%)
Minimum entry requirement
B grade in both GCSE English Literature & Language
|AQA English Literature A Level specification|
For more information, please speak to Mrs K Wilding (Head of English) at the school.