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English Literature at Simon Langton Girls' Grammar School

Course description

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Outline of the Course

Year 12:

  • Drama and Prose Post 1900
  • "Mrs. Dalloway" by Virginia Woolf (Teacher A)
  • "A Streetcar Name Desire" by Tennessee Williams (Teacher B)

 

  • Shakespeare and Poetry  Pre 1900
  • "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare (Teacher A)
  • "Paradise Lost" Books 9 & 10 by John Milton or A Selection of Poetry by Christine Rossetti (Teacher B)

Year 13:

  • Comparative and contextual study
  • Women in Literature - A comparison with "Mrs. Dalloway" with "Oranges are not the Only Fruit" by Jeanett Winterson (Teacher A)
  • A wide selection of unseen extracts on the same theme of Women in Literature (Teacher B)

 

Entry requirements

Minimum entry criteria:

Guarantees a place on the course: 7 in English Literature and Language

May be accepted on the course: 6 in English Literature and Language  

Assessment

Type of Assessment

Examination: Two essay questions: one on “Hamlet” and one comparing “The Duchess of Malfi” and “Paradise Lost” or one comparing “A Doll’s House” and Christina Rossetti’s poetry.

Duration

2 hours 30 minutes

Weighting

40%

Type of Assessment

Examination: one essay comparing “Mrs. Dalloway” with “Oranges are not the Only Fruit” and one essay on an unseen extract on the theme of Women in Literature

Duration

2 hours 30 minutes

Weighting

40%

Type of Assessment

Coursework: one 100 word essay on a close reading of “A Streetcar Named Desire”.

One 2,000 word essay comparing 2 texts.

Duration

4 weeks

6 weeks

Weighting

20%

Future opportunities

You could take this course with other advanced level courses or equivalent to prepare for higher education in English 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. The course will also help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for.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.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 13 June 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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