English Literature Edexcel A Level 'Fees payable' at Hethersett Old Hall School
You should have at least a B grade in IGCSE (or GCSE) English literature.
What will I study and how will I be assessed?
The structure of this A Level is based on a linear two-year course with all assessments in the second year of the course.
The Edexcel course has four units of study; three examined components based on literary genres and a fourth coursework component.
Component 1: Drama
- One Shakespeare play (either comedy or tragedy)
- One other play (comedy or tragedy) from a list of set texts
- Two questions, one on each play – 2 hours 15 minutes, 30% weighting
Component 2: Prose
- Two prose texts from a chosen theme, including at least one pre- 1900 text
- The current theme chosen is ‘Women in Society’ and the texts studied are ‘Tess of the D’Urbervilles’ by Thomas Hardy and ‘Mrs Dalloway’ by Virginia Woolf.
- Themes and texts may change from year to year.
- One comparative essay question on the texts studied – one hour, 20% weighting
Component 3: Poetry
- A selection of poetry from a post-2000 collection
- A range of poetry from a literary period OR
- A range of poetry by a named poet from within a literary period
- Two questions, one on each text - 2 hours 15 minutes, 30% weighting
Component 4: Coursework
- One extended comparative essay on two linked texts, from a free choice across all literary genres and periods
- 2500 – 3000 words, 20% weighting
ATTENTION: Please ensure that you understand that course fees will be payable before submitting your application.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hethersett Old Hall School directly.