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English Literature A-Level 5110 spec: 2740 at Newbold Community School

Course description

Why should I study this course? This course encourages students to develop interest in enjoyment of English Literature, through reading widely, critically and independently. Students who opt for this course will experience a wide range of poetry, drama and prose. They will be given the opportunity to express their responses to texts through speech and writing, as well as to consider other readers’ interpretations. Students will also be encouraged to explore comparisons and links between texts, and to appreciate the significance of historical and social influences upon readers and writers. Consequently, a passion for reading is an essential requisite for this course.
AS Unit 1
This unit focuses on the literature of World War One. In this unit you will study a variety of different texts, genres and authors. Looking at how the various aspects of war are portrayed. This unit is assessed by an exam.
AS Unit 2
In this unit you will study the novel ‘Birdsong’ by Sebastian Faulkes and then compare this to ‘Journey’s End’ by R. C. Sherriff.
A2 Unit 3
This prepares you for a written exam paper in which you have to deal with unseen extracts. The theme will be ‘Love Through The Ages’ and it will include prose, poetry and drama.
A2 Unit 4
An extended essay in which you compare three texts, including a not already studied Shakespeare play, forms the basis of this coursework unit.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Newbold Community School directly.

Last updated date: 10 December 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years