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English Literature A Level at Queens` School

Course description

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.

Entry requirements

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%

Future opportunities

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.

Last updated date: 23 August 2017
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