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English Literature A Level at Whitley Bay High School

Course description

Literature students have a love of literature and are curious, analytical in their study of texts and enjoy debating texts.

Course content

AS - Studying 4 texts from the Tragic tradition:

  • one a Shakespeare play (Othello or King Lear)
  • Arthur Miller's 'Death of a Salesman'
  • Selection of poetry
  • one of the following novels - The Great Gatsby or Tess of the D'Urbervilles

A2 - Topics covered:

  • Crime writing - Atonement or When will there be good news; Hamlet; Oliver Twist; Brighton Rock; The Murder of Roger Ackroyd and a selection of poetry, OR
  • Political and Social Protest Writing

Entry requirements

At least a grade B in GCSE Language and Literature.


2x 1hr30 Examination for AS

1x 2hr30 Examination for A2

1X 3hr Examination for A2

Final Assessment includes two essays

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Whitley Bay High School directly.

Last updated date: 08 September 2016

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