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English Literature AS at Warlingham School

Course description

English Literature AS and A2 Both courses involve an examination of a wide range of literary texts from all periods as well as works of non fiction. AS Candidates will be required to: Communicate clearly and accurately their knowledge, understanding of and their insight to the literary texts studied, both in writing and in discussion Respond with knowledge and understanding to literary texts of different types and periods Show how writers' choices of form, structure and language shape meanings Articulate informed, independent opinions and judgements of literary texts and other readers' opinions of them Demonstrate how historical, cultural and social factors influence literary works through knowledge gained by a wider reading programme You will need to: Produce evidence of your set reading during the summer before the course begins Read from a set list novels and non-fiction under the theme of World War 1 Keep a scrap book during the Lower Sixth year on the theme of war, with specific reference to World War 1 Participate in a residential field trip to Stratford Upon Avon and other supporting theatre visits Assessment Format AS Unit 1 the Modern Novel 1 hour 15% 1 text : 1 question : closed book. Unit 2 Shakespeare Coursework 15% 1 text : 2000 words Unit 3 2 hours 20% Texts in Context 2 texts : 2 questions 1 Poetry : 1 Drama (one of which is pre -20th Century) : open book A2 Unit 4 2 hours 15% Texts in Time 2 texts : 2 questions 1 pre-1770 Drama : 1 pre-1900 Poetry : closed book Unit 5 15% Literary Connections Coursework Comparison of 2 texts (at least 1 prose) : 2500 words Unit 6 3 hours 20% Reading for Meaning (synoptic) 1 compulsory question : unprepared texts Duration: 1 - 2 years Board: AQA Course Entry Qualifications: GCSE grade B or above in English Language and Literature. Course Description Both courses involve an examination of a wide range of literary texts from all periods as

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade B or above in English Language and Literature

Future opportunities

You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in English Literature, which could lead onto higher education in English related studies or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to English Literature such as a Teacher, Journalist, Author or Poet. You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for.

Further information

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How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year