Exam board – AQA
Entry Requirement – GCSE Grade 5 or above in English Language and Literature
Who Should I contact for more information – Mrs Ayliffe or Mr Hall
What does this Course lead to?
This course is recognised by top universities in the country and will enable you to follow a wide variety of career paths including careers in law, journalism, television, marketing, teaching and publishing.
What will I study
Paper 1: Love through the Ages – Study of three texts: one poetry anthology, one prose text and one Shakespeare play
Paper 2: Texts in Shared Contexts – Choice of two options:
Option 2A: World War 1 and its aftermath
Option 2B: Modern Times: Literature from 1945 to the present day
Study of three texts: one prose, one poetry and one drama.
Paper 3: Independent Critical Study: Texts across time
What are the benefits of studying this course and what will I gain from it?
This course will enable you to
- Develop your interest in and enjoyment of literature by reading widely across the three genres of prose, poetry and drama
- Appreciate literature by watching theatre and film versions of texts studied in class
- Gain an understanding of the traditions of literature through time
- Communicate informed responses to a wide variety of texts and time periods
- Make informed opinions and judgements through class discussions and written responses
- Gain an understanding of social, historical and cultural influences on literary texts
- Develop your skills to research texts independently
How will I be assessed
Written examination : 75 marks – 40% of A Level
Written examination : 75 marks – 40% of A Level – Open book examination
Comparative critical study of two texts chosen by the student and written as a coursework essay – 20%