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English Literature A-Level at Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy

Course description

Why study English Literature?

English Literature is a very well respected subject that is useful for entry to a very wide range of university courses. It also combines well with many other subjects, such as Humanities or Science. It improves thinking and analytical skills, and raises the awareness of our cultural and literary heritage.

What does the course involve?

AS and A Level Component 1 - Shakespeare and poetry pre 1900

Written paper

AS Component 2 - Drama and prose post 1900

Written paper

A Level Component 2 - Comparative and contextual study

Close reading in chosen topic area

Comparative and contextual study from chosen topic area

Written paper

A Level Component 3 - Literature post 1900

Critical piece OR re-creative writing piece with commentary

Comparative essay

Non-examined assessment

Progression & Career Opportunities:

English is a course that will enable you to get onto a wide range of University courses. A wide variety of occupations will be open to you, including publishing, journalism, media, law and teaching. In addition the skills you will acquire are highly valued by employers.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy directly.

Last updated date: 12 March 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years