English Literature AS/A Level at Hall Cross Academy
The English literature course gives students the opportunity to explore texts that consider 'love through the ages' focusing on poetry, prose and Shakespeare.
You will develop analytical skills, responding to unseen poetry and comparing texts, considering critical readings and shared contexts.
Students will have the opportunity to read and respond to literature over time, engaging with modern texts written after 2000 and those written before 1900, including poetry, prose and drama texts.
You will need to read widely, making links between texts and considering contexts and the idea that multiple interpretations of literature are possible across a range of time periods.
This course allows you to explore independent research, demonstrating creativity and providing an excellent basis for university studies.
AS LevelLove through the ages
Prose: Assessed through examination 50%
Poetry, prose and Shakespeare: Assessed through examination 40%
Texts in shared contexts: Literature from 1945 to the present day - three texts, one poetry, one prose, one drama - assessed through examination 40%
Independent critical study: Texts across time - 20%
B grade in English Literature.
Independent critical study 20%
English literature develops critical understanding and analytical skills. It is highly thought of by universities and stands well alongside other analytical A Level subjects.
Students will need to read widely from the wide reading list. Pupils will have the opportunity to join the literature reading group and take part in university days.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hall Cross Academy directly.