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English Literature A Level at Devonport High School for Girls

Course description

The AQA A course approaches the study of literature through the lens of historicism, encouraging the independent study of a range of texts within a shared context. This unifying approach facilitates the inclusion of a range of wider reading, thus extending students’ experience and appreciation of literature.

Course content

AS Level

Unit 1
Paper 1 - Love through the ages – poetry (50%)

Unit 2
Paper 2 - Love through the ages: prose – (50%)

A Level

Unit 1
Paper 1 - Love Through The Ages (40%)

Unit 2
Paper 2 - Texts in Shared Contexts (40%)

Non-examination assessment: Independent Critical Study (20%)

Future opportunities

About 40% of our students choose to study English as part of their degree, and this can lead to a wide- range of careers in Business, Local Government, Teaching, Law, Journalism and the Media.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Devonport High School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 12 May 2017

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