English Literature at Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys
Examinations A-Level Written Paper 1: Love Through the Ages Section A: Shakespeare passage based question with linked essay Section B: Unseen poetry comparing two poems Section C: Compare the prose and poetry texts (open book in Section C only) 40%
Written Paper 2: World War I and Its Aftermath Section A: Set text poetry, one essay question Section B: Contextual Linking, one essay on unseen extract, one essay linking two texts 40%
Non-Exam Assessment Independent Critical Study (coursework) 2500 word extended essay. A comparative critical study of two texts, at least one of which must have been written pre-1900. 20%
The specification requires you to be an avid readers who reflects upon and explores the culture and identity of people presented in various texts. You will need to challenge yourself in your understanding of words, concepts and ideas, see the importance of alternative interpretations and consider the possibility of how different audiences may react to the same piece of literature.
At least GCSE grade B in English Language and English Literature: and a love of language including word play and wide reading.
Successful students go on to study English Literature, American Studies, Law, Journalism and History.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys directly.