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English Literature A Level at Parkside School

Course description

A2 level English Literature is a course suited to students who are interested in other human beings: relationships, emotions, ideas, cultures and traditions are explored through poetry, prose and drama. .

Course content

A2 level English Literature is a course suited to students who are interested in other human beings: relationships, emotions, ideas, cultures and traditions are explored through poetry, prose and drama. At A2 level students will broaden their knowledge, skills and understanding. They will be encouraged to use detailed knowledge and understanding of individual texts to explore comparisons and connections between them. They will learn to appreciate the significance of cultural and historical influences upon readers and writers.

English deals with ideas, attitudes and relationships.

Entry requirements

A S Level English Literature

Assessment

Unit three:Texts and Genres - A study of three major texts. External examination.

Unit four: Further and Independent Reading - Students choose their own two pieces of coursework.

A comparison of two texts chosen by the students (1500 - 2000 words).

A personal response to the Critical Anthology (1200 - 1500 words).

 

Future opportunities

An understanding and appreciation of Literature is an excellent preparation for such careers as: Law, Journalism, Accountancy, Education, Civil Service, Nursing, Social Work, Retailing and Advertising.

Further information

It is anticipated that students will participate in regular theatre and film trips. In the summer term a visit to the Globe Theatre in London takes place and when possible a residential in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Students are encouraged to participate in external lectures about their set texts and, on occasions speakers are invited into school to talk to students about various aspects of literature and the demands of the examinations.

 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Parkside School directly.

Last updated date: 21 October 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year

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