English Literature AS/A2 Level at Balby Carr Community Academy
The course is based upon a study of texts ranging over several centuries to the present day, to include poetry, prose and drama. Students will be encouraged to offer a personal and critical response to the literature that they study.
Unit One (LTB1) (2.5hrs) 30%
You are required to explore texts from a choice of
three contexts which will serve as a general
introduction to the study of literature. The first exam
question will refer to this reading. Part two of the
exam is a traditional question on a set poetry text.
Unit Two Coursework 20%
The coursework element at AS requires you to
complete two tasks to include prose and drama.
Unit Three (2.5hrs) 30%
This is a synoptic unit, testing all the analytical skills
you have developed over the course. There will be
unseen texts from the areas of poetry, prose and
drama and they will be linked thematically.
Comparative analysis is required.
Unit Four Coursework 20%
The coursework assignment, overall, needs to be
3000 words in length. It is a response to a
Shakespeare text of your choice with a comparative
study of two further texts thematically linked.
This course is suitable for students who have achieved a grade ‘B’ or above in GCSE English Language or GCSE English Literature. It is necessary for students to enjoy reading and exploring texts independently. The most important qualities are self-motivation and an ability to work hard.
Both AS and A2 are divided into two units, in each case comprising one examination and one coursework component.
Students of this subject have a wealth of career choices. The most common are in areas of:
- Journalism and other media
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Balby Carr Community Academy directly.