English Literature A2 at Ilkley Grammar School
To broaden and deepen the knowledge, skills and understanding developed in the AS.
- to develop informed, autonomous readers, with a clear focus on comparative study, which takes intoaccount social, cultural and historical factors
- to extend independent reading and confident evaluation
- to extend awareness of critical methods/viewpoints and alternative interpretations
As with AS, the requirement is that all candidates must study 6 texts, covering all three genres. A2 is also divided into two units and, like AS, is assessed this time by a closed book examination and by coursework.
Typical authors could include: Chaucer, Milton, Marvell, Blake, Goldsmith, Waugh, Jennings, a range of critical texts/viewpoints.
Pupils will be expected to have demonstrated a clear commitment at AS Level and to have achieved a satisfactory standard in order to progress further.
As with AS, candidates will be assessed by a combination of coursework and a formal examination at the end of the year. The coursework contributes 60% of the A2 total, with the examination providing the remaining 40%.Throughout the year regular essays and weekly tasks will be set and students will receive regular feedback on their progress.
This course is highly regarded and can lead to a variety of higher education and career opportunities including:Law, Medicine, English, Business, History, Teaching, Psychology, Management, Arts Administration, Journalism, Public Relations
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ilkley Grammar School directly.