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AS/A Level English Literature at Landau Forte College

Course description

The course seeks to encourage the study and enjoyment of English Literature and the variety of perspectives it can give us on the world. In this respect, it is a natural progression from GCSE English, incorporating the study of a wide and diverse range of texts and the consideration of how meaning is produced by the contexts they are created in. At the same time, the course will encourage students to explore different ways of reading and approaching literary texts.

AS Level:

 Aspects of Narrative

 Dramatic Genres

Texts studied will include prose from literary heritage such as Great Expectations by Charles Dickens and modern novels such as The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. In addition to this, students will also read poetry from a selection of writers from Tennyson to Auden. There will also be an opportunity to study a variety of comedic texts within the dramatic genre and the will even be an opportunity to try one’s hand at comedy writing!

A2 Level:

 Texts and Genres

 Further and Independent Reading

At A2 Level, students will study prose fiction from the Gothic genre such as Marlowe’s Dr Faustus and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Students will also be expected to research and read a wide selection of texts to support this area of study. In their independent study, students will be given a pre-release anthology of reading material on which they will then write two pieces of coursework. They will be expected to use particular critical approaches in dealing with these texts such as Marxism or Feminism.

Modules at AS Level will be assessed through one exam examination and two pieces of written coursework. At A2 Level, students will similarly be required to complete two pieces of coursework and a terminal examination.

Entry requirements

GCSEs graded A* to B in English Language AND English Literature

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Landau Forte College directly.

Last updated date: 02 July 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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