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English Literature A Level at Whitworth Park School and Sixth Form College

Course description

This course allows you to immerse yourself in the wealth of English Literature, specifically focused on narratives and how meanings and realities are created within texts. You will your critical and analytical skills that are highly prized in further study and employment alike. You will read widely and reflectively and enrich your understanding of the writer’s craft.

This course will focus on how meanings are made in texts and through different readers’ eyes. You will study across the chronology of English Literature from Shakespeare to the modern day.

The English department is keen to foster your passion for great writing.

This is a course that extends and deepens your independent study, critical awareness and analytical skills. It offers a well-regarded qualification in preparation for further study or the workplace alike. This course complements study of arts, humanities and languages.

At AS you will study Aspects of Narrative and Dramatic genres, paying close attention to how narrative works in texts and making connections across texts through exploring their narratives.

At A2 you will extend your independent reading and deepen your awareness of critical methods and alternative readings.

AS. 2 hour written examination (Open book) Aspects of Narrative (60% AS, 30% A level), Coursework Dramatic genres (40% AS, 20% A level)

A2. 2 hour written examination (Closed book) Texts and Genres (30% A level), Coursework Further and Independent Reading (20% A level)

Entry requirements

There is a minimum requirement of GCSE English/Language/Literature at grade B.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Whitworth Park School and Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 11 August 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years