English Literature A Level (Spec B) at Forest Hill School - Sydenham and Forest Hill Sixth Form
English Literature is a stimulating and engaging course which develops student’s knowledge and understanding of literary texts, genres and contexts. Students will develop a wide range of skills, such as the ability to read critically, analyse, evaluate and undertake independent research which are valuable for both further study and future employment.
In the first year of the course, students will study:
- Paper 1: Literary Genres – Drama - Aspects of Tragedy This will include the study of one Shakespeare play and one further drama text.
- Paper 2: Literary Genres - Prose and Poetry - Aspects of Tragedy Students will study one prose text and one poetry text.
The full A level course develops the skills and areas of study from Year 12
The course includes:
- Paper 1: Literary Genres – Aspects of Tragedy. This unit involves the study of one Shakespeare play, one other drama text and one further text.
- Paper 2: Texts and Genres – Elements of Political Writing. This unit involves the study of three texts: one post-2000 prose text; one poetry and one further text (pre-1900).
- Coursework Unit: Theory and Independence Students study one poetry and one prose text, informed by a Critical Anthology. They will produce two essays, each responding to a different text.
Grade 6 in both GCSE English Language and English Literature
Minimum point score of 38 including Maths and English at grade 4 at GCSE. This is equivalent to 4B and 4C grades overall at GCSE. Students will also need to achieve the subject specific criteria below:
NEW GCSE POINT SCORE GCSE grade 2017 Points:
- G 1.00
- F 1.50
- E 2.00
- D 3.00
- C 4.00
- B 5.50
- A 7.00
- A* 8.50
Paper 1: Written exam: 2 hours 30 minutes (40% of qualification).
Paper 2: Written exam: 3 hours (40% of qualification)
Coursework: Coursework essays (20% of qualification).
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Forest Hill School - Sydenham and Forest Hill Sixth Form directly.