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English Literature A level at St Leonard's Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Comprehensive School

Course description

The English Department offers the AQA Specification course in English Literature. Studying for this 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.

Course content

AS COURSE

Paper 1: Love through the Ages: Shakespeare and Poetry
Study of two texts: one Shakespeare play and one AQA Anthology of Love Poetry through the Ages (Pre-1900 or Post-1900)

Assessed:
-Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes
-Closed book
- 50 marks
-50% of AS Level
Questions: Section A: Shakespeare: ‘The Winter’s Tale’. One passage-based question (25 marks).Section B: Poetry: One question on printed poem (from pre - 1900 Anthology) (25 marks)

Paper 2: Love through the Ages: Prose Study of two prose texts. Examination will include an unseen prose extract.

Assessed:
-Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes
-Open book
- 50 marks
-50% of AS Level

A LEVEL COURSE

Paper 1: Love through the Ages Study of three texts: one poetry and one prose text, of which one must be written pre-1900, and one Shakespeare play exam will include two unseen poems.
Assessed:
-Written exam: 3 hours
-Open book in Section C only
-75 marks 40% of A Level

Paper 2: Texts in Shared Contexts
Option 2A: WW1 and its aftermath
Assessed:
-Written exam: 2 hours 30 minutes
-Open book
-75 marks
-40% of A Leve

Coursework: Non-exam assessment: Independent Critical Study: Texts across Time.
Comparative critical study of two texts, at least one of which must have been written pre-1900. One extended essay (2500 words) and bibliography.

Assessed:
-50 marks
-20% of A Level
-Assessed by teachers
-Moderated by AQA

Future opportunities

Students of English Literature have a wide range of occupations open to them. It is a highly respected academic qualification that involves skills necessary for broadcasting, publishing, teaching and law to name but a few.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Leonard's Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Comprehensive School directly.

Last updated date: 06 July 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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