English Literature A-Level at The West Bridgford School
AS and A level courses based on this specification should encourage students to develop their interest in and enjoyment of literature and literary studies as they:
- Read widely and independently both set texts and others that they have selected for themselves.
- Engage creatively with a substantial body of texts and ways of responding to them.
- Develop and effectively apply their knowledge of literary analysis and valuation in speech and writing.
- Explore the contexts of the texts they are reading and others’ interpretations of them.
- Deepen their understanding of the changing traditions of literature in English.
This specification has been designed to:
- Be accessible to the full ability range within AS/A2.
- Be progressive and allied to exciting new ways of looking at texts.
- Offer greater flexibility in the selection, teaching and assessment of texts to suit the various traditions of literature in English
Unit 1 - Aspects of Narrative (exam: 60% of AS)
Unit 2 - Creating Texts
Coursework Portfolio: a minimum of two texts for study within the dramatic genre of Comedy. Two pieces of written coursework, 1200-1500 words each (40% of AS)
Unit 3 - Texts and Genres (exam: 60% of A2)
Unit 4 - Further and Independent Reading
Coursework Portfolio: Minimum of three texts for study including one pre-released anthology of critical material. Two pieces of written coursework, one comparative study of two texts, 1500-2000 words and one of 1200-1500 words on an aspect of critical anthology to a literary text (40% of A2).
Grade B in GCSE English Literature, within one of the below:
3 A Level subjects + General Studies: 3 Grade B in chosen subjects + 2 Grade C, including Grade B in Maths & English Language
4 A Level subjects + General Studies: 2 Grade A/A* + 2 Grade B in chosen subjects + 1 Grade C, including Grade B in Maths & English Language
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The West Bridgford School directly.