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English Literature A Level at Park High School

Course description

If you enjoy reading, analysing and discussing your own and other people’s interpretations of texts and you are able to produce an informed and independent opinion, this may be the course for you. This course is designed to develop a continued interest in English Literature. You will be encouraged to read critically and independently, across centuries, genre and gender.

The course encourages your development as a confident, independent and reflective reader of a range of texts, learning to express your responses effectively through speech and writing. English Literature combines well with a wide range of other subjects. English Literature is taught as a linear A Level.

Course content

You will respond to these texts in analytical and creative ways and you will be assessed through coursework (20%) and examination (80%). You will study a minimum of eight texts covering prose, poetry and drama.

Entry requirements

GCSE grades (minimum) required to enrol on this course:

Grade 6 or above in GCSE English Literature Grade 4 in GCSE Maths


Unit 1 - Poetry and Drama pre- 1900 & Shakespeare: ‘Hamlet’ - 1 hour and 15 Mins Terminal Exam - 20% weighting

Unit 2 -  Carter: ‘The Bloody Chamber’, Shelley: ‘Frankenstein’  & The Gothic Unseen - 1 hour and 15 Mins Terminal Exam - 20% weighting

Unit 3 - Re-Creative Coursework & Comparative Coursework - Coursework – approx. 1000 words - 7.5% & 12.5% weightings

Future opportunities

Literature, media, journalism, law, politics, psychology, sociology, history, geography; all professions and courses that involve the necessity for good analytical skills, strong communication and empathy

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 December 2017
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