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English Literature A level at Accrington St Christopher's Church of England High School

Course description

The course builds upon the work you have done for GCSE, and introduces you to a more formal academic study of texts.

Entry requirements

The course involves a large amount of reading. Students must be independent learners, willing to read in their own time, and be prepared to discuss in class their ideas about what they have read.

Assessment

Component 01 - 
Poetry - pre and post 20th century poems selected from a prescribed list. 2 hour exam 30% of qualification
 
Component 02 - 
Drama - pre and post 20th century drama selected from a prescribed list and the further study of a Shakespeare play. 2 hour exam 30% of qualification
 
Component 03 - 
Unseen texts - analysis of unseen poetry and prose. 2 hour exam 20% of qualification
 
Component 04 -
3,000 word coursework assignment based on the comparative reading of two novels. 20% of qualification

Future opportunities

English Literature allows its students to develop their learning in a wide variety of academic subjects, including philosophy, theology, history, and foreign and classical languages. To understand a society it is essential to understand its literature, and this course provides an excellent opportunity to do that.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Accrington St Christopher's Church of England High School directly.

Last updated date: 24 March 2016
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