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A Level English Literature at St Bede's Catholic College

Course description

The English Faculty at St Bede’s also offers AQA AS/A-Level English Literature A.

This specification is designed to:

- Deliver as much choice as possible for teachers and candidates.

- Develop interest in and enjoyment of English Literature, through reading widely and through experience of an extensive range of views about texts.

- Encourage candidates to develop as informed, independent readers and critics of literary texts.

- Develop personal responses to literary texts


Course content

At AS, this specification allows centres to construct a coherent course of study in one of three areas. Candidates study three texts (one of each genre) in detail, plus three texts for wider reading and contextual support:

- Unit 1: Texts in Context.

- Unit 2: Creative Study.

At A2, the specification synthesizes the skills and learning of the whole course. Candidates prepare for a paper containing unprepared passages for close study, comparison and critical commentary on a theme (for the next five years this will be 'Love through the Ages'). In Unit 4, candidates are encouraged to reflect on ways of reading and writing about texts:

- Unit 3: Reading for Meaning.

- Unit 4: Extended Essay and Shakespeare Study.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Bede's Catholic College directly.

Last updated date: 20 April 2015

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