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English Literature - A Level at Stoke Damerel Community College

Course description

This is a two-year A Level course which means that students will sit all exams in the summer term of Year 13.

Core content: 3.1 Love through the ages

3.2 Texts in shared contexts

3.3 Independent critical study: Texts across time (coursework)

Entry requirements

For this pathway you will need to achieve Grades 5-9 in English and Mathematics
with three other subjects at Grades A*-C. You will need to achieve at least a Grade
B/6 in the subjects that you wish to study.


Non-exam assessment: Independent Critical Study: Texts across Time Comparative critical study of two texts, at least one of which must have been written pre-1900. One extended essay (2500 words) and a bibliography


• 50 marks

• 20% of A-level

• assessed by teachers

• moderated by AQA

Future opportunities

English Literature is a ‘Facilitating Subject’ and as such opens doors to many courses at respected universities. The analytical and communication abilities that an English Literature A Level provides are transferable skills: they are useful in almost any occupation. You can go on and study English at University; English graduates find careers in a wide range of fields, including publishing, teaching, advertising, human resources or management in various public and private organisations. There are also lots of opportunities for further study and academic work.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stoke Damerel Community College directly.

Last updated date: 09 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September