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English Literature A Level at Queensbury Academy

Course description

An enjoyable and inspiring course that encourages students to study a variety of texts, from Chaucer to the modern day. The focus of this course is the analysis of fictional texts, enabling students to develop their own interpretation skills as well and to contemplate and study the views of critics. To succeed in this course you need to enjoy reading and analysing a wide variety of literary fiction and non- fiction. Also, an interest in History can be of benefit, as you will need to link texts to their contexts.

Course content

Component 1 - Love Through The Ages. 40% (Written paper. 3 Hours) Students will study three texts: One AQA anthology ofLove Poetry Through Time, one prose text and one Shakespeare play.
Component 2 – Texts in Shared Contexts; World War One and the aftermath. 40% (Written paper/2 hours
30 minutes/3 tasks/open book). Students will study a range of poetry, prose and drama from World War One and its aftermath. They will have to respond to unseen material from World War One as well as write about the texts studied in class.
Component 3 – Independent Critical Study: Texts across Time (Coursework 2500 words) Students will write a comparative critical study of two texts. One text must be written before 1900.

Entry requirements

To be accepted on this course students are required to have achieved at least a grade 6 at GCSE English Language or GCSE English Literature.

Future opportunities

A versatile qualification recognised by all universities for its rigour and relevance to the skills required in the workplace.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 February 2018
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