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AS/A2 English Literature at Cockburn John Charles Academy

Course description

AS Year 12

Unit 1 - Aspects of Narrative – 4 texts for study: 2 x novel 2 x poetry
Unit 2 - Dramatic Genres – coursework focusing on Comedy

A2 Year 13

Unit 3 - Elements of the Gothic; 3 texts, 1300-1800
Unit 4 - Comparative study coursework option – minimum of 3 texts.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grades A* to C, including grade B in both English Language and English Literature.


Unit 1 = 30%

Unit 2 = 20%

Unit 3 = 30%

Unit 4 = 20%

Future opportunities

Highly regarded by top universities (Facilitating Subject).  Similar career paths to English Language.  Good A-Levels to combine it with are English Language, Media, History and Psychology (although any subjects work well with Literature!). If you wish to study for a degree in English, this course is essential.

Further information

It is hoped that the A-level Literature course will develop an enjoyment and appreciation of English Literature both in and beyond the classroom. Students are encouraged to read widely, focusing on genres and literary styles drawn from the literary canon. Independent research, reading and evaluation is crucial and lively debate is encouraged as our students discuss their own and others' interpretations of the texts.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 04 May 2017
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  • Start date: Next September