English Literature A Level at Whitley Bay High School
Literature students have a love of literature and are curious, analytical in their study of texts and enjoy debating texts.
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
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.