A-Level English Literature A (AQA) at Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy (Blurton)
The new English Literature A specification encourages students to develop interest in and enjoyment of English Literature, through reading widely, critically and independently, across centuries, genre and gender, and through experience of an extensive range of views about texts and how to read them.
Texts in Context
Either LTA1A Victorian Literature
or LTA1B World War One Literature
or LTA1C The Struggle for Identity in Modern Literature
Two tasks: one on prose text and one on drama text.
Reading for Meaning
Two questions involving unprepared extracts and wider reading on the unit theme of
Love Through the Ages.
Extended Essay and Shakespeare Study
Extended comparative essay of 3000 words.
5A*-C at GCSE including Grade B or above in English Language and or Literature at GCSE
Coursework 40%; written exam 60% at AS and A2
Bursary applications are means tested.
There is no limit to the possibilities that English Literature can give rise to. The subject is still one of the most prestigious to study in the country. Career opportunities include: journalism, speech therapy, advertising, creative writing, teaching, law, broadcasting and further study at university.
All courses are subject to availability and viability of numbers
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy (Blurton) directly.