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English Literature AQA AS Level at Ifield Community College

Course description

Paper 1

  • Love through the ages: Shakespeare and poetry 
  • Study of two texts: One Shakespeare play and anthology of love poetry through the ages
  • Assessed by written exam
  • 50% of AS Level


Paper 2

  • Love through the ages: Prose
  • Study of two prose texts
  • Exam will include unseen prose extract
  • Assessed by written exam
  • 50% of AS Level

Course content

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English Literature, Media Studies, French, Sociology, Graphics, Government and Politics, Psychology, Theatre Studies, Music, Law, History, Philosophy.

Entry requirements

To study a Level 3 subject the prospective student must have at least 5 GCSE A*-C grades including a C in English Language and Mathematics. There are some subject specific entry requirements, they are as follows:

  • C grade in GCSE English Literature

Future opportunities

This course is suitable for anyone who is interested in the following career paths: Journalism, Public Relations, Advertising and Marketing, Language Therapy, Creative Writing, Law, Education, Academia, Civil Service, Translation.

Further information

Students will be expected to read and analyse a wide range of texts, including magazines, newspapers, leaflets and adverts. Students will also be expected to carry out their own research. Therefore, it is essential that students can work independently. A proven ability to work hard in year 11 is a pre-requisite of this course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ifield Community College directly.

Last updated date: 11 October 2016

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