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English Literature A level at Haverstock School

Course description

Component 1 – Drama and Poetry pre-1900 (Exam 40% – 2 hours and 30 minutes)

Develop your ability to analyse, evaluate and make connections between one Shakespearean play, one pre 1900 drama text and one pre 1900 poetry text.

Section one – Shakespeare
Section two – Drama and Poetry

Component 2 – Comparative & Contextual study (Exam 40% – 2 hours and 30 minutes)

Explores one topic in which at least two whole texts are studied in close detail.]

Section one – Close reading of the two texts
Section two – Comparative essay

Component 3 – Content of Literature post-1900 (Exam 20% – 2 hours and 30 minutes)

Helps to develop your appreciation of how writers shape meaning, and how writing can be interpreted in different ways.

Entry requirements

6+ GCSEs A*–C including a B in English literature or language.

Future opportunities

Besides journalism, teaching, publishing and advertising, English literature is a recognised preparation for careers in administration and management in any type of industry. It is also regarded as excellent preparation for those who intend to go to university.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Haverstock School directly.

Last updated date: 15 June 2016
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