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A-Level English Literature A (AQA) at Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy (Blurton)

Course description

The new English Literature A specification encourages students to develop interest in and enjoyment of English Literature, through reading widely, critically and independently, across centuries, genre and gender, and through experience of an extensive range of views about texts and how to read them.

Course content


Texts in Context

Either LTA1A Victorian Literature

or LTA1B World War One Literature

or LTA1C The Struggle for Identity in Modern Literature

Creative Study

Two tasks: one on prose text and one on drama text.


Reading for Meaning

Two questions involving unprepared extracts and wider reading on the unit theme of

Love Through the Ages.

Extended Essay and Shakespeare Study

Extended comparative essay of 3000 words.

Entry requirements

5A*-C at GCSE including Grade B or above in English Language and or Literature at GCSE


Coursework 40%; written exam 60% at AS and A2

Financial information

Bursary applications are means tested.

Future opportunities

There is no limit to the possibilities that English Literature can give rise to. The subject is still one of the most prestigious to study in the country. Career opportunities include: journalism, speech therapy, advertising, creative writing, teaching, law, broadcasting and further study at university.

Further information

All courses are subject to availability and viability of numbers

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy (Blurton) directly.

Last updated date: 08 October 2015
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    • Contact name:
    • Donna Wilcox
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01782 882249
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