A Level English Literature at Kirk Hallam Community Academy
A level units (two year course):
Component 1 – Poetry 2 Hour Exam
Section A: Pre 1900 Poetry – one two-part question based on reading of one pre 1900 poetry text from a
Section B: Post 1900 Poetry – one two-part question based on reading of two post 1900 poetry texts from a
Component 2 – Drama 2 Hour Exam
Section A: Shakespeare – one two-part question based on the reading of one Shakespeare play from a
Section B: Drama - One question from a choice of two based on the reading of a pair of plays; one pre-1900
and one post-1900, from a prescribed list.
Component 3 – Unseen Texts 2 Hour Exam
Section A: Unseen Prose - One question from a choice of two, analysing an unseen passage of prose, taken
from one of two prescribed periods of study.
Section B: Unseen Poetry – One question from a choice of two analysing an unseen poem or poetry extract.
Component 4 – Prose Study Internal Assessment
One 2500-3500 words assignment based on the reading of two prose texts from different periods, one pre-
2000 and one post-2000.
You will need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C or above.You will need at least a grade C in GCSE English Language and Literature although an A*, A or B grade in either or both English subjects is preferred.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kirk Hallam Community Academy directly.