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English Literature A2 level at Shoeburyness High School

Course description

You will study aspects of the form of drama, dramatic devices and the shaping of meanings. You will explore thematic links between prose texts from pre- and post- 1900. You will study a selection of poems applying your knowledge of poetic form, content and meaning.

What coursework do I have to do?

A-level Unit 4: One extended comparative essay, referring to two texts (2500-3000 words).

Entry requirements

You should have a B grade in English Language.

Assessment

What’s in the exam?

AS Unit 1: Section A- One comparative essay question on a named poem from the studied collection, plus a free choice of second poem Section B- Drama: one essay question (2 hours)

AS Unit 2: Prose: one comparative essay question from a choice of two on the studied theme. (1 hour)

A-level Unit 1: Section A- Shakespeare: one essay question incorporating ideas from wider critical reading Section B- Other Drama: one essay question. (2h15m)

A-level Unit 2: Prose: one comparative essay question from a choice of two on the studied theme. (1 hour)

A-level Unit 3: Section A- one comparative essay question on an unseen modern poem, written post 2000 and one named poem from the studied contemporary collection Section B- Poetry Collections. (2h 15m)

Future opportunities

An A-level in English Literature can lead to entry on a variety of Further and Higher education courses.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 October 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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