English Literature at The Arnewood School
By studying Literature you will become expert at reading and responding to a wide variety of texts; at interpreting, analysing and gathering and assessing evidence; and at working independently and creatively.
In the real world, including the world of work, we are bombarded with texts; the skills
that you will learn, therefore, including those of powerful and effective communication, are highly valued by employers.
- Component 1 Drama
Study of two plays (at least one by Shakespeare) and a collection of critical essays relating to tragedy or comedy. (Assessed by 2 hour exam – 30% total qualification)
- Component 2 Prose
Study of two prose texts from a chosen theme, at least one must be pre 1900. (Assessed by 1 hour exam – comparative essay – 20% of total qualification)
- Component 3 Poetry
Response to an Unseen poem AND study of poetry from a literary
period or by a named poet. (Assessed by 2 hour exam – 30% total qualification)
- Coursework Free choice of two texts from any genre(s)
One extended comparative essay referring to two texts (2500-3000 words, internally assessed)
A minimum of 5 GCSE passes at grade C or above is preferred (which must include English and English Literature)
As outlined above. In addition, students may sit a stand-alone AS level at the end of Year 12, by sitting component 2 and a hybrid paper from components 1 and 3 (One drama question based on Shakespeare play studied / One question responding to an unseen poem).
You can apply to do a degree in a wide range of subjects, such as English, journalism, Media and Communication Studies or Law. You can also apply for a job with training in the public and voluntary sectors.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Arnewood School directly.