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English Literature (AQA—Spec. A) at St Augustine's Catholic College

Course description

This course has a clear philosophy of reading and meaning,
and aims to encourage candidates to develop as an informed,
independent readers and critics of literary texts. They will
achieve this through a course of close and wide reading.
Wider reading will involve the reading of at least three whole
texts and may be supported by the reading of relevant
extracts and shorter pieces of writing.
Course Content:
Unit 1 Texts in Context
60% of AS, 30% of A Level
2 hour written examination (open book)
Exploring The Struggle for Identity in Modern Literature
Unit 2
Creative Study
40% of AS, 20% of A Level
Two tasks: one on prose text and one on drama text.
2000-2500 words in total.
Unit 3
Reading for Meaning
30% of A Level 2 hour 30 minutes written examination (closed
book) Two questions involving unprepared extracts and wider
reading on the unit theme of Love Through the Ages.
Unit 4 Extended Essay and Shakespeare Study
20% of A Level
Coursework Extended comparative essay of 3000 words.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Augustine's Catholic College directly.

Last updated date: 07 November 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years