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English Literature AS/A2 Level at Joyce Frankland Academy

Course description

Course outline - AS

English literature is a course which engages students through the study of a range of complex texts in a critical, theoretical and discursive manner. The course focuses around the conventions of the traditional genres of tragedy and comedy and the ways in which texts adhere to or manipulate the conventions of these forms.

The chosen texts are all highly engaging and often very much apart of the English literary cannon and provide students with an excellent opportunity to not only develop their knowledge of literature but also critically examine the texts' merit and influences.

Course outline – A2

At A2, students will develop their critical skills further through a coursework project which will encourage them to engage with texts critically and, explore literary theory to further develop their own knowledge and widen their eyes to new possibilities in the ways in which literature can be studied.

As well as further study of tragedy and comedy genres, students will also get the opportunity to explore political and crime fiction texts which further challenge the boundaries in which students study literature.

Entry requirements

At least grade C in English Language and English Literature at GCSE and minimum school entrance requirements.


AS and A2 English Literature are both assessed by examinations, coupled with a coursework unit in Year 13.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Joyce Frankland Academy directly.

Last updated date: 17 April 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years