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English Literature at Tarporley High School and Sixth Form College

Course description

Who would suit or enjoy the course?

Students who have a passion for reading and who want to learn more about literary texts will enjoy this course. Students who enjoy debating and exploring ideas will enjoy the opportunities for textual discussion. Ideally for students who will achieve at least a B grade in GCSE English Literature.

What is the structure of the modules and methods of assessment?

Students will study the following modules in AS:

Aspects of Narrative: Students will study four texts (Two novels - at least one post 1990) and two poetry texts 1800-1945.) in preparation for an open book examination.

Dramatic Genres: They will study two texts (Shakespeare and contemporary) within the dramatic genre of Comedy and produce a portfolio of two pieces of written coursework (one may be re-creative). In A2 Examination:

Texts and Genres: Students will study a minimum of three texts including at least one text from 1300-1800 surrounding the area ‘Elements of the Pastoral’ This is in preparation for a closed book examination.

Further and Independent Reading: Here students produce a portfolio of two pieces of written coursework based on study of a minimum of three texts including one pre-released anthology of critical material. What skills are needed/involved:

Over the course, students will be required to demonstrate the ability to analyse and interpret using textual evidence as well as having a knowledge of the effects of context upon a text. Furthermore, they should have the ability to investigate a range of critical interpretations.

Where can this subject lead me to in the future?

Students who excel at English go on to take up careers in a very wide range of areas, like Journalism, Broadcasting, Advertising, Teaching and the Law.

Entry requirements

Ideally for students who will achieve at least a B grade in GCSE English Literature.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tarporley High School and Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 03 June 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years

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