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A Level English Literature at Theale Green School

Course description

A level English Literature is a popular, challenging and highly enjoyable subject. It introduces you to texts of all genres and from all periods of English literary history, ranging from Chaucer and Shakespeare to novelists writing and publishing today. (You are also able to choose your coursework texts independently in the second year, to develop your own literary interests.)

The two AS modules are: (i) The Modern Novel and Narrative Poetry; (ii) Shakespeare and the Comedy Genre. The two A2 modules are: (i) Poetry, Drama and Prose based on a selected genre; (ii) Coursework (independent choice of two texts for comparison).

Lessons are based around analytical discussion, you will encounter a range of activities in lessons to complement, display and improve your understanding of set texts. The summative assessments for this subject are through a mixture of coursework and terminal examination. Throughout the course, you will complete essays and other written, reading and research tasks for your two English Literature teachers. Half-termly, timed assessments help you to chart your progress and provide you with opportunities to practise your examination skills regularly.

Entry requirements

Students will need to have at least two B grades in GCSE English and English Literature

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Theale Green School directly.

Last updated date: 11 August 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years