English Literature A Level at Lydiard Park Academy
This course will encourage students to develop their interest in and enjoyment of literature and literary studies as they: read widely and independently; engage creatively with texts; develop and apply knowledge of literary analysis; explore contexts of texts; deepen their understanding of the changing traditions of literature in English.
AS: Unit 1: Explorations in Prose and Poetry Examination: 2 hours 15 minutes Students will study a range of prose and poetry, including texts from 1800-1945. They will study groups of texts to draw out common or contrasting aspects.
Unit 2: Explorations in Drama Coursework: Two responses (explorative study and creative critical response) Students will study a Shakespeare play and other drama texts, including plays from 1300-1800.
A2: Unit 3: Interpretations of Prose and Poetry Examination: 2 hours 45 minutes Students will study prose and poetry, including texts published after 1990. They will compare and contrast at least three texts selected from thematic text groupings.
Unit 4: Reflections in Literary Studies Coursework: One extended study, or two shorter studies, or a creative response with a commentary (Students will study a range of poetry, prose or drama for independent study, including non-fiction texts and literary criticism.
An A level English Literature student should: ● Have a keen interest in reading a range of texts from different genres and periods. ● Be hard-working and manage time effectively. ● Make contributions to discussions in lessons and be willing to share and discuss ideas about texts and other writers’ work ● Work independently. ● Be able to write essays. ● Be able to reflect on their work and make efforts to improve work.
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● University degree in English or other subjects.
● A level English Literature is regarded as a facilitating subject.
● Careers in teaching, media, business, law and many other professions.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lydiard Park Academy directly.