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English Literature A level at Howard of Effingham School

Course description

Component 1: Drama 

  • Section A: Shakespeare text
  • Section B: Other drama text

Component 2: Prose

  • Two prose texts (one pre-1900) from a chosen theme

Component 3: Poetry

  • Section A: Unseen modern poetry
  • Section B: Prescribed poetry - literary period or named poet

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade 6 or above in both English Language and Literature.


  • Component 1: Written examination (30%) 2 hours (open book)
  • Component 2: Written examination (20%) 1 hour (open book)
  • Component 3: Written examination (30%) 2 hours (open book)
  • Component 4: Internally assessed/externally moderated coursework (20%)

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Howard of Effingham School directly.

Last updated date: 06 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years


  • More information
    • Howard of Effingham School is the lead school for The Howard Partnership, a Surrey based Academy chain, originally formed from a federation of schools in 2007 and more recently converting to a Multi Academy Trust.