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A Level English Literature at The Bishop of Winchester Academy

Course description

Are you interested by a wide range of literature? Are you confident when discussing your opinions of texts? Would you like to explore how meaning is shaped in both new and old writing? This popular course will enable you to do all of these and more.

Course content

The AS units will cover: Literary Genres: Drama and Literary Genres: Prose and Poetry - Aspects of Tragedy / Aspects of Comedy.

The A2 units will cover: Literary Genres: Aspects of Tragedy / Aspects of Comedy. Texts and Genres: Elements of Crime Writing / Elements of Political and Social Protest Writing. Coursework: Theory and Independence.

Entry requirements

You should have met the standard 6th Form entry requirements and have achieved a minimum of a grade B in this ot a related subject.  It is also important to have a genuine interest in literature and a willingness to be actively involved in the course.

Assessment

AS: 100% written examination. 2 papers, both worth 50%.

A2: 80% written examination. 2 papers, both worth 40%. Coursework worth 20%.

Future opportunities

English Literature has long been highly regarded by employers. It helps to develop the skills of communication in writing and speaking, to promote critical, analytical and creative thinking, to encourage both independence and co-operation with others, and to raise awareness of social, moral and cultural issues. As such it gives access to a wide range of career opportunities. English Literature will help develop your academic skills and as such is on the ‘preferred’ choices list for all Russell Group Universities and most other places of Higher Education.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Bishop of Winchester Academy directly.

Last updated date: 04 June 2015

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