English Literature - A/AS Level at St Joseph's College
Summary of scheme of assessment: Advanced Subsidiary (50%): The AS consists of Units 1 and 2 counts for 50% of the full Advanced GCE Advanced GCE: The full Advanced GCE comprises all the AS plus Units 3 and 4 known as A2 Unit Content Unit 1 - Aspects of Narrative: 2 post 1990 novels, 2 poetry texts 1800-1945 Unit 2 - Dramatic Tragedies: 2 tragic plays: one Shakespeare and one other 1200-1500. Unit 3 - Gothic Horror: 4 texts across the range of 1300-1800 and post 1800 Unit 4 - Further and In-depth reading: Comparison of 2 texts (2000 words), Study of text and criticisms (1500 words) Communication Skills Development The course develops students’ ability to present information to a group, work in teams, develop independent opinions and interpretations of texts and read and write about a range of interesting and challenging plays, poems and novels.
The AS and Advanced GCE specifications build on the knowledge, skills and understanding established in GCSE. It is recommended that students should have obtained at least Grade B in GCSE English and literature.
The subject extends beyond AS and Advanced GCE into a wide range of related courses in higher education. Students will be able to use the skills they develop in English Literature in a variety of careers such as law, the media, education and management.
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How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Joseph's College directly.