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English Literature - A2 Level at RR6 Wimbledon

Course description

Why study English Literature? This subject offers the opportunity to further develop your interest in, and enjoyment of, English Literature through reading and discussing a range of texts critically and independently. What topics will I study? You will study a variety of poetry, drama and prose spanning several centuries such as Shakespeare, Wilfred Owen, F Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Hardy, J M Coetzee, Ian McEwan and other contemporary writers. How will I be assessed? There are four modules: two for AS and two for A2. Overall 11 or 12 texts will be studied over the two years although they vary in depth and complexity. They will include: prose, poetry, drama and literary criticism. There are two examinations: one in AS and one in A2 which carry 60% of the total mark (30% each). An example/illustration of the type of work involved: A typical assignment might be to compare two texts, for example J M Coetzee’s ‘Disgrace’ with Jean Rhys’ ‘Wide Sargasso Sea’ or F. Scott Fitzgerald’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ with Richard Yates’ ‘Revolutionary Road’.

Entry requirements

GCE AS level in English Literature

Future opportunities

A Level English is the perfect stepping stone towards any communication-based careers.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact RR6 Wimbledon directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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