English Literature A Level at Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy
At A2 the foundation of AS is extended in two main ways: by looking in more detail at the way texts reproduce cultural meanings; and by considering the ways in which texts can be subjected to different types of critical approach, yielding different and potentially challenging interpretations. Students will broaden their understanding of genre and categorisation, extend their independent reading and develop their awareness of critical methods and readings.
Unit 3 - LITB3 Texts and Genres
Unit 4 - LITB4
Further and Independent Reading
This course is for students who have successfully aquired the skills associated with ‘AS’ English Language or equivalent and who have successfully achieved grade ‘D’ at GCE Language, or higher.
How will I be assessed? 30% of total A level Written paper. 2 hours. Closed book 80 marks Minimum three texts for study including at least one text 1300-1800. Elements of the Gothic, or Elements of the Pastoral.
Further and Independent Reading 20% of A level Coursework 60 marks Minimum of three texts for study including one pre-released anthology of critical material. A portfolio of two pieces of written coursework: comparative study of an aspect of two texts (1500-2000 words); an application of an aspect of pre-released
An English Literature degree is a highly respected qualification that can equip you with invaluable analytical, critical and interpersonal skills, which are all essential for further academic study or employment.
Is there any other information I need to know? Students must be willing to do a lot of their own reading in order to develop their ideas. Suggested wider reading lists will be supplied and it is expected that you will read far more than just the set texts to get the most out of this course.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy directly.