English Literature A Level at The Billericay School
The course offers you the opportunity to study a variety of texts from different genres,including prose, drama and poetry, dating from the 1300s to the present day. You will read, not just to learn facts, but also to explore human thoughts, feelings, ideas
and behaviour as seen through the imaginations of novelists, poets and playwrights.
At AS Level you will study the Shakespearian comedy Twelfth Night, a pre 1900 poetry collection by Christina Rosetti, the post 1900 play A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams and the dystopian novel 1984 by George Orwell. At A Level you will study
two additional post 1900 novels, a pre 1900 play and another post 1900 poetry collection.
Throughout the course you will develop critical literary skills, including in depth analysis of language, structure & form, an appreciation of contexts in which texts are produced and received, evaluation of a variety of possible interpretations as well as
the skill of making connections between texts.
Grade 6 in both GCSE language and literature or a B grade in another relevant subject and a grade 6 in one of these.
This course is one of the new linear A levels.
All examinations will take place at the end of the course.
The AS qualification is completely separate and is assessed by exam only.
The A level contains a 20% coursework component made up of a comparative essay and a close analysis or re-creative piece.
English Literature is widely accepted as one of the most reputable and rigorous of all the academic disciplines and, for students wishing to study some courses at top universities, it is an essential pre-requisite. It provides an excellent basis for any
career where clarity of thought, sound judgment and reasoning are required, such as civil service, law, journalism, television and creative writing.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Billericay School directly.
Last updated date: 27 January 2017