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English Literature at Norbury Manor Business and Enterprise College

Course description

The course covers the study of literature from the 14th century to the present day. Texts will be studied in detail with input from both staff and students.

In Yr 12 units are studied to build upon the skills and knowledge acquired during GCSE. Students develop independent reading skills; the ability to discuss how meaning is made and the relevance of social and literary context. In Year 13 the units encourage students to expand and develop their knowledge and skills, with a particular focus on independent comparison between texts and greater application of literary theory.


Course content

In the first year you will study:

● Unit 1 F661 : Poetry and Prose 1800 - 1945

  • Unit 2: F662: Literature post - 1900

In the second year you will study :

● Unit 3 F663: Drama & Poetry pre-1800

● Unit 4 F664: Texts in Time

Entry requirements

Have achieved at least a B in both English Literature and English at GCSE.


Students are assessed through examinations and coursework.


Poetry and Prose 1800 to 1945 - 2 hour exam

Literature post-1900 – 2 tasks – coursework task (max total 3000 words)

Task 1: One text close critical analysis or re-creative writing

Task 2: Two texts comparative essay


Drama & Poetry pre-1800 – closed text – 2 hour exam

Texts in Time – comparative study of 3 texts – 1 extended essay (max 3000 words)

Future opportunities


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Norbury Manor Business and Enterprise College directly.

Last updated date: 05 May 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years