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English Literature A Level at Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School

Course description

You will learn to read, understand and write about a range of literary texts: prose, poetry, drama and to read critical theory and apply it to texts. You will study specific genres (Elements of Crime, and Aspects of Tragedy). You will develop the skills to consider different ways of reading and interpreting texts and the application of critical ideas.

Entry requirements

Grade A or A* in English Literature

Financial information

This is a two year A Level course. At the end of Year 13 there will be two examined units and a non-exam assessment.

Paper 1 ‘Literary Genres: Aspects of Tragedy or Comedy’ a two and a half hour closed book exam paper which is worth 40%

Paper 2 ‘Texts and Genres: Elements of Crime or Political Writing’ a two and a half hour open book exam paper which is worth 40% Non-exam assessment (coursework) which is worth 20%

At the end of Year 12 there is the AS examination which is a stand-alone qualification.

Paper 1 ‘Literary Genres – drama’ a one and a half hour exam paper which is worth 50%.

Paper 2 ‘Literary Genres – prose and poetry’ a one and a half hour exam paper which is worth 50%.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School directly.

Last updated date: 08 September 2016

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