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A Level English Literature at Villiers High School

Course description

Content: You will study the AQA B syllabus, which has four main modules: two at AS Level and two at A2 level. At AS level you will: - Study two tragic plays (including one Shakespeare) asessed via coursework - Study two twentieth century novels and a selection of poetry, assessed by an exam at the end of the year. At A2 level you will: - Complete a coursework assignment comparing two novels of your choice. (You will be supervised via one-to-one tutorials with your teacher.) - Study Elements of the Gothic, by working on three Gothic Horror texts. You will be assessed via an exam at the end of the year. Benefits: You will learn high-level analytical skills which are invaluable in any job that requires reading. You will be taught to produce sophisticated written work, which is excellent preparation for almost any career. The style of your teachers will mean you develop speaking and debating skills of a very high standard, because you will regularly be required to formally present and support your opinions in class. These elements combine to create a qualification which is very highly regarded by future employers and universities. Careers: These are very few careers which wouldn't benefit from an A-level in English Literature: a fact which is recognised by university entrance requirements. This is an extremely well-respected A-level and it would be useful for anybody considering journalism, law, medicine, politics, marketing, acting, teaching . . .

Entry requirements

Minimum of 5 A* - C GCSEs

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Villiers High School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years