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English Literature at Trinity, Lewisham

Course description

You will study for the AQA GCSE in English Literature. You will be examined on a combination of coursework and a final examination. In Year 10 you will focus on coursework which is taught in modular units. Two of the written assignments that you will do for your English coursework will be used as “cross-over” pieces for the Literature coursework. In addition, you will study a 20th Century drama text in order to produce a third assignment. In Year 11 you will focus on the set texts that you will be tested on in the final examination. You will study either a modern novel or a collection of short stories, as well as a selection of poems by two modern poets and some pre-1914 poems. Assessment is through a combination of the following: - Coursework three written assignments count for 30% - Examination one examination counts for 70% - The coursework aims to develop and test your skills in reading, understanding and responding to texts. You will learn to appreciate how authors achieve their effects. You will become aware of the social, historical and cultural contexts and influences in the study of literature. Pupils who do well in this subject are those who can: - read a text carefully and respond thoughtfully - analyse the ideas, themes and characterisation in a text - appreciate how an author uses language to create an effect - understand how a text is structured - appreciate that a text can tell us something about a particular time and place, about people’s values and behaviour, and invites us to consider why and how. English Literature GCSE is a valuable qualification as it is an indication of your competence as a reader and your ability to analyse and reflect. Whatever career you choose, employers will respond positively if you offer this qualification, as well as one in English.

Future opportunities

You could take this course to prepare for advanced level courses such as an A/AS Level in English Literature or you may need to strengthen your grades by completing a foundation or intermediate vocational qualification. With further training, you could go into a job related to English literature such as a Teacher, Poet, Writer or Journalist. You could also go straight into employment and do further training or part time study with the support of your employer.

Further information

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How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Trinity, Lewisham directly.

Last updated date: 12 December 2017
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