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English Literature A Level at Stanley Park High School

Course description

This course is for students who enjoy reading literature and want to study it at a higher level. You will be able to demonstrate your ability to understand writers’ political, moral and social ideas and follow the development of English and other literature over the centuries.

Course content

You will learn how to analyse and compare texts, to comment on language, form and structure and to show an appreciation of the social and historical background of wide range of different types for writing. You will also learn how to express your ideas and opinions about texts clearly and interestingly.

Entry requirements

Grade 6 in GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature


Paper 1: Love through the Ages
Love through the Ages
3 hour open and closed book exam:
three prepared text and wider reading.
40% of A Level

Paper 2: Texts in Shared Contexts
World War One Literature
2 and ½ hour open book exam.
40% of A Level

Non-exam assessment:
Independent Critical Study: Texts Across Time
Comparative essay on two texts – one must be pre-1900.
20% of A Level

Future opportunities

Further study at degree level. In terms of employment, teaching is a popular destination, with a combined degree in Education and English leading to teacher training. Journalism and writing are other options but are highly competitive professions. Being based on communication skills, English graduates also go into the law, management consultancy and public relations.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stanley Park High School directly.

Last updated date: 21 March 2017
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