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English Literature A Level at The Folkestone School for Girls

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Course content

English Literature is a highly reputable and gratifying course that covers a wide range of different texts and genres. All prescribed texts are engaging yet rigorous, and through discussion and debate, we endeavour to bring all texts, both classic and modern, into a real life context. Of course, English Literature, as a facilitating subject, is an excellent building block for those wishing to take the subject further at university, but even if you have a different direction in mind, communication skills, both written and verbal, will flourish. We hope that this course will encourage the students’ love of literature to thrive, and that it will provide them with a secure foundation for any area of further education.

Entry requirements

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


Component 1: Drama - one Shakespeare play and one other drama. (30%) Component 2: Prose – two prose texts from a chosen area of study. (20%) Component 3: Poetry - a modern poetry anthology, and a poetry collection based on a specific writer/genre. (30%) Component 4: Coursework – a comparative analysis of two texts not studied in Components 1-3. (20%) Assessment: Component 1 – Internally assessed, Devising log will be externally moderated. Component 2 – Externally assessed by visiting examiner. Component 3 – Written exam

Future opportunities

You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to English Literature such as a Teacher, Journalist, Author or Poet.

Further information

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How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 01 December 2017
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