English Literature A Level at Queens` School
Drama: A play by Shakespeare studied in isolation and pre-Twentieth Century play studied in comparison with a Twentieth-Century play.
Poetry: A collection of pre-Twentieth Century poetry written by one poet studied in isolation and two collections of modern poetry studied in comparison.
Novels: Two novels, one pre-Twenty-First Century text and one post-Twenty-First Century text.
Unseen Poetry and Unseen Narratives.
Consideration of critical views and relevant context underpins each section.
Students must also have a C grade or above in GCSE Maths and
Component 1: Poetry. 2 hour written exam; open book: 30%
Component 2: Drama. 2 hour written exam; closed book: 30%
Component 3: Unseen Texts. 2 hour written exam: 20%
Component 4: Coursework. One 3500 word essay: 20%
English Literature is an excellent springboard for all sorts of destinations and is a useful subject for medicine, law, education, creative writing, journalism, TV/Film Studies/Work, Expressive Arts, Psychology, Social Science and Business Studies degrees as well as, most importantly, a worthy destination in its own right. Whatever you want to study, A-level Lit will help..
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queens` School directly.