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English Literature A Level at St Augustine's CE High School

Course description

The following topics comprise the A Level:
 
Component 1: Shakespeare, Drama and poetry pre-1900
Component 2: Close Reading in chosen topic area, Comparative and contextual study from chosen topic area
Component 3: Close reading OR re-creative writing piece with commentary, Comparative essay
 
Our AS and A Level English Literature courses are designed to
  • Encourage the development of critical awareness and understanding of individual works of literature.
  • Develop understanding of relationships between texts and of the significance of cultural and contextual influences on readers and writers.
  • Target the core skills every literature student needs to explore and understand a wide range of texts.
  • Allow students, within the A Level non-examined assessment component, to pursue more detailed study in a field of particular personal interest.
  • Develop the valuable transferable skills of sustained research and composition.

Entry requirements

Our AS and A Level English Literature courses are designed to build on what students already know from GCSE.

Assessment

  • Component 1: Written paper worth 60 marks, using a closed text. The exam is 2 hours and 30 minutes in length. 40% of total A Level
  • Component 2: Written paper worth 60 marks, using a closed text. The exam is 2 hours and 30 minutes in length. 40% of total A Level
  • Component 3: Non examined assessment/ Coursework worth 40 marks and 20% of total A Level

Future opportunities

Most A Level students go on to enjoy a university followed by a related career, most notably in the Arts (Languages, Literature, Journalism, Writing etc.). The in depth study, interpretation and analytical skills developed on the course helps students in a wide breadth of academic fields.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Augustine's CE High School directly.

Last updated date: 28 March 2017
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