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English Literature AQA A Level at Ifield Community College

Course description

Paper 1

  • Love through the ages: Shakespeare, poetry and prose, one of which must be pre-1900
  • Assessed by written exam
  • 40% of A Level

Paper 2

Texts in shared context choice between:

  • WW1 and its aftermath
  • Modern times: (Literature from 1945 to present day)
  • Assessed by written exam
  • 40% of A Level

Non exam assessment: Independent critical study: Texts across time (2500 words).

Assessed by teachers - 20% of A Level Comparative study of two texts, one of which must be pre-1900

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Entry requirements

To study a Level 3 subject the prospective student must have at least 5 GCSE A*-C grades including a C in English Language and Mathematics. There are some subject specific entry requirements, they are as follows:

  • C grade in GCSE English Literature

Future opportunities

This course is suitable for anyone who is interested in the following career paths: Education, Law, Media, Journalism and the Civil Service.

Further information

Students will be expected to read around the texts they study including their literary and historical contexts. Therefore, it is essential that students enjoy reading widely. A proven ability to work hard in Year 11 is a further pre-requisite of this course.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 October 2016

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