English Literature A level at Upton Hall F C J
Students of English Literature at A Level will explore the relationships between texts and the contexts within which they are written and understood. This specification privileges the power of the reader to make meaning, encouraging students to challenge the interpretations of other readers.
A minimum of a grade B at GCSE for English and English Literature is required for A Level English Literature.
AS TOPICS & ASSESSMENT
This subject is not available as an AS Level.
A LEVEL TOPICS AND ASSESSMENT
‘Love through the Ages’ – Students will explore the theme of love as seen over time by reading four set texts, including one Shakespeare play, an anthology of love poetry and one prose text. ‘Texts in Shared Contexts’ – Students will explore three set texts from a specific period of time, including one prose, one poetry and one drama text.
Students of AS and A Level English Literature have the opportunity to take part in extra-curricular activities, such as debating and writing competitions and primary school liaison projects. Trips to the theatre are offered, to venues such as ‘The Lowry’, ‘Picturehouse at Fact’ and ‘The Everyman’. Trips to explore an author’s biographical background in their hometown may also be on offer. An English Literature A-Level can lead to a career in many professions, including Teaching, the Performing Arts, Law, Social Work, Human Resources.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Upton Hall F C J directly.