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English Literature A Level at The Holy Trinity Church of England Secondary School

Course description

In this course you can expect to study Literature from different genres: this includes two plays, one by Shakespeare and one modern tragedy.

Course content

You will cover a range of poetry from the Romantic period and an anthology of contemporary poems. The prose unit requires you to read a 19th century novel and a modern text, under the exam board designated theme “Crime and Detection”. There is also an independent coursework element where you have a choice of texts to compare. 

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade 5 in both English Language and English Literature 

Assessment

Component 1: Drama (30%), Written Examination, 2 hours 15 minutes

Component 2: Prose (20%), Written Examination, 1 hour

Component 3: Poetry (30%), Written Examination, 2 hours 15 minutes

Component 4: Coursework (20%), total word count 2500 – 3000 words 

Future opportunities

University Courses:

English, Law, Linguistics, Creative Writing, Classics 

Apprenticeships:

Media firms, Law practices, Publishers etc 

World of Work:

Students can progress form this qualification to work in the following fields: Journalism, Law, Advertising, Communications, Publishing, Human Resources etc. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Holy Trinity Church of England Secondary School directly.

Last updated date: 24 November 2016
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