English Literature A2 GCE A Level at Weatherhead High School
Do you love reading? Have you enjoyed the poetry and fiction you have studied for GCSE? Do you want an A level that is highly regarded by universities and employers?
Studying English literature immerses you in some of the major texts of English culture. You will learn about the wonderful tradition of writing in English, and become familiar with many of the greatest writers.
A variety of literary forms will be studied, including poetry, fiction and drama. This is a course that also offers you the opportunity to do your own research, and to supplement your knowledge of the texts with wider reading of your own. If you love Literature, this is the course for you.
This A level will develop you as a writer, and your own essay writing skills will then be extremely useful in many other areas of academic study; English Literature graduates go on to a wide variety of careers.
You will need to achieve a grade C or above in GCSE English and English Literature.
Unit Three: Reading for Meaning
You will study a variety of literature texts based on the theme of Love Through the Ages.
60% of the total A2 marks
Unit Four: Extended Essay and Shakepeare Study
You will study at least one of Shakespeare's plays and produce a piece of coursework based on the texts you study.
40% of the total A2 marks
Coursework = 3000 words
Specific areas this subject may lead to include teaching, publishing, library work and advertising.
English Literature students at Weatherhead have a love of reading, work hard and achieve fantastic results. You will have the chance to participate in theatre trips, a cultural trip to London and the Literacy Leaders programme. With a wide range of texts to enjoy, and a multitude of opportunities to stretch yourself and develop independently, you will become a critical reader and a mature writer.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Weatherhead High School directly.
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