English Literature A level at Chancellor's School
This course will appeal to students if they have an interest in reading a wide variety of examples of literature and enjoy expressing their opinions and justifying their comments in text. It will also help develop critical analytical and creative writing skills. There are four units over the course of the two years.
In both Year 12 & 13 students will cover a wide range of texts, both in class and as part of their independent studies.
In Year 12 the core texts are as follows:
- Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare)
- Educating Rita (Willy Russell)
- Browning / Rosetti poetry
- The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald)
- Birdsong (Sebastian Faulks)
In Year 13 the core texts are as follows:
- Much Ado About Nothing and Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare)
- Atonement (Ian McKewan) / Pride & Prejudice (Jane Austen)
- Independent Novel Study
- Love through the Ages poetry
- A Streetcar Named Desire (Williams)
- Orange Are Not the Only Fruit (Winterson)
Entrants to this AS/A2 course will need to have achieved a grade B in English Literature.
Coursework (40%) 1500 word essay on Much Ado about Nothing & 1500 word essay OR recreative task on Educating Rita
Final Examination (60%) 2 hours
Section A: Analysis of one core text
Section B: Analysis and comparison of three core texts
Coursework (40%) Comparison essay – Shakespeare play, Pride & Prejudice or Atonement & independent novel (3000 words)
Final Examination (60%) (2½ hours)
Analysis and comparison of unseen extracts covering poetry, prose and drama on the theme of Love Through the Ages
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chancellor's School directly.