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English Literature A Level (Block B) at St Simon Stock Catholic School

Course description

Year 12
Students study a range of literature under the theme of ‘Love Through The Ages’. This consists of one Shakespeare text from a set list plus the AQA Anthology of ‘Love Poetry Through The Ages’ (Pre-1900 or Post-1900). There is also a study of two prose texts from a set list, both Pre- and Post-1900.

Year 13
Unit one continues with the ‘The Study Of Love Through The Ages’. The second unit is Texts In Shared Context - one poetry, one prose, one drama text from WW1 to Modern Time. This open book exam is worth 40% of the A Level; this exam includes an unseen extract. Unit three is Independent Critical Study: Texts Across Time - an extended essay (2,500 words) worth 20% of the  A Level which is teacher assessed.

Course content

This subject builds on skills and knowledge already gained from GCSE and extends students’ appreciation of literature. It is ideal for those who love reading and discussing a range of texts from a variety of authors, eras and styles, as well as an interest in the history and psychology of language.

Entry requirements

Grade 6 in GCSE English Literature is essential.

Future opportunities

English Literature is ideal for  those intending to progress to further study in English Language or English Literature and for courses and careers such as teaching, journalism, publishing, law and other aspects of writing.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Simon Stock Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 01 November 2017
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Key information

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

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