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English Literature A level at Chelsea Academy

Course description

At AS you will explore the central position of narrative in the ways that literary texts work, with a particular focus on how narratives are constructed by authors and the different ways in which narratives can be responded to by readers. You will also explore the concept of dramatic genres, with a particular focus on comedy. At least one of the three texts studied will include a Shakespeare play.

At A2 you will build on the concept of genre studied in the AS course, focusing on ‘Elements of the Gothic’. You will have the opportunity to study a wide range of texts, some of which may be of your own choosing. In addition, you will study critical theories, such as Marxism and Feminism, establishing who has power in the world of the text.

Entry requirements

A grade 6 in GCSE English Language and Literature is required.


Coursework: AS = 0% A Level = 20%
Examination: AS = 100% A Level = 80%

Future opportunities

Students can progress to further study of Literature at degree level. The course will also develop a number of transferable skills that will be beneficial for both further study and employment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chelsea Academy directly.

Last updated date: 07 November 2017
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