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English A Level at Sheffield Park Academy

Course description

This course offers students an opportunity to engage with particular texts set in a specific historical and literary context. Pupils will develop their abilities to read texts for meaning, engage with different ways of interpreting texts, and develop their abilities to argue their points of view both verbally and in written form. In particular, students will be introduced to the 3 major genres of writing: prose, poetry and drama.

Course content

Course description – Year 1

On the AS level (Year 1) you will study:
- Unit 1: Texts in Context (60% of AS, 30% of A2)
- Unit 2: Creative Study (40% OF AS, 20% of A2)


Course description – Year 2

On the A level (Year 2) you will study:
- Unit 3: Reading for Meaning (30% of A2)
- Extended Essay and Shakespeare Study (20% of A2)

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 5. English grade minimum grade 5

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 18 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years